This cutaway (DPA-003) aims at demonstration the components and functionality of an automatic FWD transaxle assembly. Knowing that the transaxle is a single mechanical device which integrates the functions of an automotive transmission, axle, and differential into one assembly. The unit features an assembly that includes an automatic transmission, differential, front-wheel hubs and end driveshafts. This assembly comes with exposed joints and it is sectioned and showcased with color contrasted components at certain locations to allow the trainee to observe the internal structure, components, and operation.
- FWD automatic transaxle cutaway and front-wheel drive shafts, joints and hubs, all mounted on a robust frame which is easily relocated.
- The unit features a section in a 5-speed automatic transaxle.
- The transaxle cutaway helps the trainee understand the internal construction, components and operation of the transaxle, and how an automatic gearbox and a differential are integrated into one housing to form the transaxle.
- The differential part of the transaxle cutaway helps the trainee understand its internal construction, components, and operation, in addition to how the right and left output shafts rotation may vary with each other.
- The gearbox part of the transaxle cutaway helps the student understand its internal construction, component, and operation, in addition to how to achieve different gear ratios by gear shifting.
- An electric motor to simulate the effect of the engine.
- The protective rubber covers normally found on the end drive shaft joints are removed to indicate how such joints allow the rotational motion to be transferred between non-parallel shafts at varying angles
- Different color cross-sections provide contrast to easily differentiate components from each other.