The THEORY of MACHINES range enables clear and comprehensive learning of and topics. An understanding of the way in which forces act and react, is fundamental when studying the application of loads on a variety of fixed structures and rotating machinery. The THEORY of MACHINES form a comprehensive range of equipment, equally suitable for demonstration and experimental work.
All the THEORY of MACHINES hardware operates in a standalone mode, with a large number being supplied with Data Acquisition Software.
Wall mounted apparatus for investigating the mechanics of a simple wheel and axle machine. Students are able to obtain equations for the relationship between load and effort, and hence obtain a value for the limiting efficiency of the machine. Velocity ratios can be calculated along with understanding the effect on effort, friction and efficiency with increased load.
Through the use of a wheel and stepped differential axle, students can determine the velocity ratio and comparison with calculated values for simple wheel and differential axle machine.
Wall mounted apparatus for analysis of the efficiency, velocity ratio and mechanical advantage of an industry standard worm and wheel pair
Students determine the velocity ratio and compare this with calculated value. They can also determine the variation with load of effort, friction, efficiency and limiting efficiency of the machine.
The gear form apparatus is designed to show and describe how gear teeth are defined and how basic gears work. It also explains the form of an involute curve and how this is used to create a gear tooth profile.