Experiments

  • Familiarisation with key components and types of mechanical drive systems
    • dual belt drive
    • chain drive with tensioning sprocket and spur gear transmission
    • dual spur gear drive
    • combined bevel gear and spur gear drive
    • combined worm and bevel gear drive
    • rack drive with spur gear drive
  • Calculations on mechanical drives
  • Practical set-up of various drives, linked to simple configuration and alignment exercises
  • Reading and understanding engineering drawings, familiarisation with technical terminology

Specification

  • Demonstration and experimental kit for laying out and assembling multiple and combined drives
  • Dual belt drive
  • Chain drive with tensioning sprocket and spur gear transmission
  • Dual spur gear drive
  • Combined bevel gear and spur gear drive
  • Combined worm gear and bevel gear drive
  • Rack drive with spur gear drive
  • Hand operation with crank
  • Usage of standard industrial parts
  • Solid universal frame manufactured from square steel tube

This laboratory system is used to introduce combined drives and their correct assembly. The programme of exercises enables familiarisation with six different drive implementation and analysis methods: understanding the brief and the drawing, assembly, setting, adjusting, testing, and making calculations.

The flexibility of the set-up and the modularity of the

components simplifies experimentation and implementation of the students’ own ideas.

A robust tubular steel frame with a square profile and bearing elements provide the accuracy for the setting of precise gearing. All the system components are kept ready to hand and well protected in a housing system.