MM 441 GYROSCOPE, Single Motor

The apparatus is used for studying relationship between gyroscopic torque, rotor speed and rate of precession.

The equipment consists of a rotor with a motor, and a low voltage power supply and speed control. The rotor is mounted horizontally on a frame with two bearing supports. The rods with sliding weights are attached to the frame along the rotor axis to produce balance, positive or negative torque conditions. A tachometer measures rotor and progression speeds. The frame rests on a vertical shaft on bearings to permit progression. A guard with transparent front is provided for safety.

The top assembly can be removed for determination experimentally the moment of inertia, and nutation study.

  • Gyroscope torque vs processional speed.
  • Rotor speed vs gyroscope torque.
  • Determination of systems moment of inertia and nutation study.
Rotor speed : Upto 4000 rpm.
Precession speed  : Upto 60 rpm.
Portable tachometer : 1 ea for rotor speed.
Stop watch : 1 ea for precession speed.
Balancing weights : 1 lot.
Steel ruler : 1 ea.
Power supply  : 220V 1Ph 50 Hz. Other power supply is available on request.
Net (unpacked) shipping dimensions WxLxH : 51 x 51 x 40 cm
Net Weight : Approx. 30 kg