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EMF is electro motive force.

Every motor, as well as being a motor, is also capable of generating electricity. If you examine a motor, you will see it is a series of low resistance coils of copper wire, wrapped around a soft iron core. If we connect this across a power source, this is essentially a dead short circuit. The reason why the motor does not burn out when connected is that, as soon as the motor starts to turn, it generates its own EMF, back toward the supply source that is making it turn.

This back EMF restricts the forward flow of electricity, thus preventing the motor from burning out. If we restrict the speed of the motor (overload it), we restrict its ability to generate a back EMF. As a result, too much forward current will flow, and this will cause the motor to burn.

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Backlash, no matter how big or small the gears are!

Backlash (or lash) is the amount of free play left between gears in mesh. The purpose of this lash is to allow room for gears to expand when they are hot, and to leave clearance between gear teeth for lubricating oil.

Remember, it makes no difference how big or small the gears are, the science, theories and adjustments on them are still the same:

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Engine sumpA baffle is a dividing partition in a sump, reservoir or exhaust box. The partition divides the area inside, but does not seperate it. For example, in the sump of an engine, the baffle plates stop the oil surging around, thus reducing the possibility of oil starvation if the vehicle is suddenly braked or is operated on a slope.

In the reservoir of a hydraulic system, the sump has a similar function, to prevent oil surging around. There is also a secondary function of assisting in cooling.

In an exhaust silencer box, there are baffles which assist in taking some of the engery out of the exhaust gasses and convert this engergy to heat. This makes the exhaust quieter.

Reservoir

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The Baldoyle Telephone Number: 01-8167400

The FAS Training Centre, BaldoyleDirections and Sat Nav Co-Ordinates here

Originally, it was intended that Baldoyle become the new home of the Construction Plant Fitters' Course. The plan was that after the two Apprenticeship courses that ran from May to September 2011 finished, the CP Fitters' Section would move into specially prepared workshops in the Baldoyle Training Centre.

This plan was abandoned, and as of November 2013, it is most unlikely that the necessary building work will take place to allow CP Fitters to move in. We have had no official information as to our future. If and when we get any more information, we will post it on this site.

Please note, if you ring CP Fitters, we cannot put you through to the main training centre. CP Fitters have their premises in a different part of the Baldoyle Industrial Estate, and we are on a separate telephone network.

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Low friction bearing used to support radial loads in automotive applications.

Ball bearing with the parts named

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Ball jointThis is a spring loaded ball and socket joint used mostly in the steering systems of plant vehicles. The joint allows a range of movement between the various rods and linkages that make up the steering system.

If the ball joints are fitted to the track control rod, they may be called 'track control rod ends'. These have the same basic construction as the ball joint, they are just named differently because of where they are used.

Read more here on ball joints and check out the overall layout of the steering system here.

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Ball pein hammerThis is a hammer used by construction plant fitters. It comes in different weights, usually up to 1kg (2lbs).
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From their website:

Thank you for visiting our new Internet site. As an up-to-date business, we want to give you the opportunity to stay in touch with our company and our offers. A new content management system will enable us to always keep you up to date.

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Company Contact: John Smyth

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From the company website:

The BAM civil logoEstablished in 1958, BAM Civil (formerly Ascon), is the largest civil engineering and public works contractor in Ireland.

BAM Civil prides itself on delivering quality projects safely, on time and within budget. Innovative solutions, engineering ingenuity, adherence to the highest safety and quality standards and professional construction management are the hallmarks of BAM contracts. Read More...

Company Contact: Adrienne Bryan or Martin Fischer (technical supervisor)

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Bank 1, Bank 2

In relation to OBDII and engine management, V engines have 2 banks.

Bank one is the bank that has cylinder 1. Bank 2 is the other bank.

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Please note, if you want to contact the main Training Centre in Baldoyle, you need to ring 01-8167400.


If you want to contact the CP Fitters' Section, you can Contact Us by email, admin@cpfitters.info, or by telephone: 00 353 1 8167543 This number gets you through to the CP Fitters' Section, Baldoyle Satellite Unit.

Our Address is : Construction Plant Fitters' Section, Unit 116, Grange Way, Baldoyle Industrial Estate, Baldoyle, Dublin D13 CA48.
We operate in a satellite unit which is about 300 metres away from the main training centre. You can see the location of this unit here, in Google Maps. You can also Check here for directions to the Baldoyle Training Centre.

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