Descreiption of Gear Train
This compact bench top unit allows investigations into transmission ratio and velocity ratio for simple, compound and planetary Gear Train. A solid base mounts an epicyclic arm, which is free to rotate about a fixed pivot point on bearings. Onto this arm are mounted durable plastic gears.
Spur gears of 40, 60, 80 and 100 teeth are provided, with a module of 1. Pins mount the gears in position and they are easy to remove and fit. Gear mesh is precise and allows easy rotation of each gear. The gears can be arranged in simple, compound or planetary Gear Train. The compound gear train requires two gears to be interlocked via pins. All gears within the apparatus can be locked together to form two gear compounds.
Experimental Capabilities of Gear Train
Specification of Gear Train