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 GL 100 Gear Trains Apparatus
 Technical Description

This apparatus is used to demonstrate belt drives, wheel and disk drives, and gear trains. Basic terminology and relationships, e.g. the transmission ratio, direction of rotation reversal, reference circle and modulus, the function of intermediate gears, and so on can be clearly demonstrated. A solid frame made of anodised aluminium section forms the base for the unit. The bearings for the pulleys and gears are attached to the T-slots in the profile using clamping levers. These are easy to release and can be slid horizontally making a wide range of different set-ups possible. All experiments are carried out using manual power. The size of the unit ensures that the experiment is clearly visible even for larger groups of students.

Learning Objectives / Experiments

- Function and differences between belt drives, wheel and disc drives,

and gear trains
- Explanation and demonstration of
+ transmission
+ reference circle
+ modulus
+ function of intermediate gears

 Features

* Sturdy benchtop unit, ideally suited to

demonstrations due to its size

 Alternative products
GL 105 -- Gear Trains Model
GL 410 -- Gear Assembly Unit: Simple Drives
GL 420 -- Gear Assembly Unit: Combined Drives
GL 430 -- Gear Assembly Unit: Step and Shift Gears
 Specification [1] Demonstration experiment on the how belt drives, wheel and disc drives and gear trains work[2] Plastic belt pulleys and friction discs[3] O-ring as drive belt [4] Steel gears[5] Base frame made of aluminium section, anodised[6] lxwxh 1100x320x600mm Technical Data Steel gears- No. of teeth: 15, 16, 20- modulus: 20mmPlastic belt pulleys- diameter: D=300mm, D=320mm, D=400mm- drive belt: O-ring 5x650mm Dimensions and Weight l x w x h : 1100 x 320 x 600 mmWeight : approx. 27 kg Scope of Delivery 1 gear trains apparatus1 instruction manual Order Details 030.10000  GL 100  Gear Trains Apparatus