4 Cotter Joint.pdf - COTTER JOINTS Temporary fastening and is used to connect rigidly two co-axial rods or bars which are subjected to axial tensile or

4 Cotter Joint.pdf - COTTER JOINTS Temporary fastening and...

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COTTER JOINTS Temporary fastening and is used to connect rigidly two co-axial rods or bars which are subjected to axial tensile or compressive types of load . Flat wedge shaped piece of rectangular cross-section and its width is tapered (either on one side or both sides) from one end to another for an easy adjustment. Taper varies from 1 in 48 to 1 in 24 and may be increased up to 1 in 8, if a locking device is provided. The locking device: taper pin or a set screw. Material: Mild Steel or Wrought Iron Applications: Cross-head of a reciprocating steam engine, piston rod and its extension as a tail or pump rod, strap end of connecting rod etc. Types of Cotter Joints: 1. Socket and Spigot Cotter Joint 2. Sleeve and Cotter Joint 3. Gib and Cotter Joint
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