The system is for studying the acceleration of a gear system under different gear ratios.
The system consists four parallel shafts with fix and sliding gear and supported by ball bearings on a base frame. Shafts 1, 2 and 3 have two fixed gears. Shafts 2, 3 and 4 have two sliding gears. Each pair of adjacent shafts has two transmission ratios, providing 8 different gear ratios between the first and the last shaft. Inertia mass with torque drum is attached to each shaft. A cord wound around a drum and the weight hanger provides a means of applying a torque. The gear system is attached to a wall supported on two legs for weight hanger travel. By timing the fall of the weight hanger, the acceleration of the system can be calculated. A sprocket and lock pin, and a winding handle are provided for raising the weights. All gears are enclosed in a casing with a transparent cover for safety.
Instruction manual is also included.
- Inertia of a mass and of a geared system.
- Efficiency of a geared system.
|Inertia masses||4 ea.|
|Maximum gear ratio||64:1|
|Cord with measuring tape||1 set|
|Stop watch||1 ea.|
|Weight hanger||1 ea.|
|Software for data display and analysis by computer (separately supplied)|
|Net (unassembled) Shipping Dimensions WxLxH||80 x 30 x 110 cm.|
|Net Weight||Approx. 65 kg.|