How It Works

Our "How it Works" series is a convenient way to learn about commonly-referenced hardware in transportation and industrial equipment.

Browse the posts below for easy-to-understand articles, videos, graphics and more.

 

What is a four-stroke gasoline engine?

Four-stroke gasoline engines are the most prevalent internal combustion engines on the market today. Found in automobiles, light-duty trucks, motorcycles, and other equipment types, they work by converting chemical energy from gasoline into mechanical energy.

Learn about a four stroke engine here.

PFI vs GDI Engines

Faced with demands for greater fuel economy, consumer engine manufacturers innovate continuously to balance efficiency with performance. Unsurprisingly, there's an intense focus on fuel injection systems to address these needs. And all that focus has led to one of the most prevalent engine hardware trends: the growing use of gasoline direct injection (GDI) technology over traditional port fuel injected (PFI) designs.

Learn about PFI vs GDI here.

Industrial Gearboxes

Industrial gearboxes are used to change speed, direction, and torque, usually between a motor and a shaft that drives equipment.

Learn about a industrial gearboxes here.