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direct-drive

Syllabification: di·rect-drive
Pronunciation: /dəˈrektˌdrīv
 
, dīˈrektˌdrīv
 
/

Definition of direct-drive in English:

adjective

[attributive]
Denoting or relating to mechanical parts driven directly by a motor, without a belt or other device to transmit power.
Example sentences
  • For increased accuracy, the company's systems include linear stages that move the workpiece, as well as direct-drive rotary motors for tube cutting.
  • ‘And if you step back and talk about the power train, we've got a high-tech direct-drive power-shift transmission,’ says Wyant.
  • The unit comes with a welded work bowl with a molded wear-resistant polyurethane lining, a direct-drive electric motor, and an integrated triangular wedge on the work bowl's outer wall that ensures optimal movement of media and parts.

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