TORQUE DIFFERENTIAL TRANSMITTER (TDX)A synchro that is functionally the
same as the CDX except that it is used in torque systems rather than control systems.
TORQUE RECEIVER (TR)A type of synchro that converts the electrical input supplied to
its stator back to a mechanical angular output through the movement of its rotor.
TORQUE SYNCHRO SYSTEMA synchro system that uses torque synchros to move light
loads such as dials, pointers, and other similar devices.
TORQUE TRANSMITTER (TX)A synchro that is functionally the same as the CX except
that it is used in torque synchro systems.
TORQUE VECTORIn a gyro, a vector representing the rotary motion applied to change the
direction of the rotor axis. The torque vector represents the axis about which the applied
force is felt.
TRANSLATIONIn a gyro, a force acting through the center of gravity of the gyro that causes
no torque on the gyro rotor. Translation forces do not change the angle of the plane of
rotation but move the gyroscope as a unit.
TROUBLE INDICATORSSignal lights used to aid maintenance personnel in locating
synchro troubles quickly.
TROUBLE TABLESTables of trouble symptoms and probable causes furnished by many
manufacturers, with their equipment, to help technicians isolate synchro problems.
VELOCITY SERVO SYSTEMA servo system that controls the speed of the load it is
X-AXISIn a gyro, the spin axis of the gyro.
Y-AXISIn a gyro, an axis through the center of gravity and perpendicular to the spin axis.
Z-AXISIn a gyro, an axis through the center of gravity and mutually perpendicular to both the
spin (X) and Y axes.
ZEROINGThe process of adjusting a synchro to its electrical zero position.