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German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase:Panschverluste
From a patent application for a gearbox for commercial vehicles: "Damit werden Panschverluste, die zu den sogenannten nachteiligen Schleppmomenten beitragen vermieden, welche durch die Vorgelegewelle und vor allem durch die darauf rotierenden Zahnraeder im Oelbad enstehen."
It apparently refers to the frictional losses caused by gearwheels or (on motorcycles) chains passing through the oil sump. Any hints for Schleppmoment would also be appreciated.