HTM2 Wheel and Differential Axle

HTM2 Wheel and Differential Axle

A wheel is integral with a differential axle assembly of Ø114mm (major axle) and Ø38mm (minor axle). The wheel and differential axle are secured to a shaft that runs in bearings within a sturdy wall mounting bracket. The necessary cords and load hangers are provided and weights are included.

The three pulleys are fixed together to form a compound pulley. A single cord is attached to the wheel and wrapped around a number of times before hanging vertically and terminating in a loop for the 'LOAD' hanger.

A second cord is attached between the major and minor axles. The cord is wrapped in differing directions onto each axle, and this direction can be changed for different parts of the following experiments. A special hanger (EFFORT) is mounted to the cord of the axles that allows vertical suspension whilst the axles rotate.

A comprehensive instruction manual for lecturer and student, giving full details on apparatus assembly and operation as well as example results. All necessary assembly and operational tools are provided.

Optional accessories: HAC14

HTM2 Wheel and Differential Axle
  • Wall mounted apparatus for investigation of the mechanics of simple wheel and differential axle
  • Supplied with wall mounting bracket, wheel and differential axle machine, cord pulleys and load hangers
  • Wheel = Ø190mm
  • Major axle = Ø114mm
  • Minor axle = Ø38mm
  • Comprehensive instruction manual provided
  • 2 year warranty
  • Experimental determination of velocity ratio and comparison with calculated values for simple wheel and differential axle machine
  • Determination of variation with load of effort
  • Determination of variation with load of efficiency
  • Determination of variation with limiting efficiency of the machine