ES13 - Experiment

GEAR TRAINS KIT

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Demonstrates the characteristics of the most popular gear sets.

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GEAR TRAINS KIT

This versatile kit is part of a series that allows many experiments using different arrangements of their parts. Students, teachers or lecturers fit the parts of the kit to the Work Panel (ES1) (supplied separately) to study or show an engineering science topic.

This kit includes a selection of different gears for experiments to find their unique characteristics. The gears include Spur Gears, a Bevel Gear and a Worm Drive. The spur gears have two sets of teeth on the same shaft, allowing extra experiments in compound gear trains. Students test each set of gears to see how it works and note the differences in characteristics (such as efficiency, gear ratio and mechanical advantage) of each set. The gear sets are a selection of the most common sets similar to those used in real applications, such as automobile gear boxes, domestic and industrial hand tools and clockwork instruments. Each has advantages and disadvantages that make them suitable for a particular job. The kit introduces students to key engineering terms such as gear ratio, efficiency, mechanical advantage and velocity ratio.

TecQuipment supply a CD-ROM with the Work Panel (ES1). It includes all the worksheets, guidance notes and lecturer notes (with answers) needed for typical experiments with each kit. The selection of parts in the kits and the choice of fixing points on the work panel means that teachers or lecturers may extend the experiments to an even greater range.

VIDEO
  • Characteristics of Spur Gears, including single and compound gear trains and the ‘idler’ gear
  • Characteristics of a Bevel Gear
  • Characteristics of a Worm Drive
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University of Bradford Invests in Multi-disciplinary Engineering Laboratory

The University of Bradford in West Yorkshire raises the bar on practical learning of engineering science with TecQuipment products.

Case Study
East Tennessee State University Expand Engineering Laboratory Facilities

East Tennessee State University, which has a history of teaching engineering technology dating back to the 1930s, made the decision to expand the course offering in 2015 to include a BSc in General Engineering which combines courses from mechanical, civil and electrical engineering. To teach the course they needed an engineering laboratory that had equipment to practically teach the principles of civil and mechanical engineering. There were existing electrical engineering laboratories, to serve the BSc, in the electrical engineering technology programme. After going out to bid, TecQuipment won, based on a balance between price and functionality of equipment.

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GEAR TRAINS KIT
SUPPORTING PRODUCTS
ES1 - Base Unit

Multi-position Work Panel for use with TecQuipment’s Engineering Science kits.

VDAS TM1018 - Experiment

An experimental unit to allow students to find the dynamic efficiency of various drive types. The unit comes complete with a gear drive unit which can be configured as a simple or compound drive.

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