The epicyclic gear unit has been developed to enable students carry out studies and investigations concerning epicyclic gearing.
The unit is assembled in an anodized aluminum structure with a painted steel panel.
MTE1 is a bench-top unit supported by four legs. Besides, it is provided with four brackets to be suspended in the wall, which allows the experiments with weights to be carried out more easily.
This unit is mainly composed of:
Coupled epicyclic gears set, formed by:
Sun gears. Satellite gears set. Common support of the satellites. External ring.
2 Graduated discs located at the input and output shafts.
The shafts of the unit are made in stainless steel. The discs and gears are made in aluminium to facilitate the experiments.
The pinions are mounted on ball bearings to reduce frictional losses. They are made in aluminium, so the inertia will be less and the results of the experiments will be improved.
In order to carry out some of the practices with MTE1 unit, 2 set of weights “B type” are required.
Manuals: This unit is supplied with the following manuals: Required services, Assembly and Installation, Starting-up, Security, Maintenance and Practices manual.
Dimensions: 300 x 300 x 300 mm. approx. (11.81 x 11.81 x 11.81 inches approx.).
Weight: 19 Kg. approx. (41.8 pounds approx.).
Some Practical Possibilities of the Unit:
1- Demonstration of the function of an epicyclic gear system.
2- To determine and verify the velocity and torque ratios between the input and output shafts.
3- Study of the mechanical advantage and efficiency of a planetary system.
4- Determination of the angular displacement at the input and output and comparison with calculated ratios.
5- Determination of the minimum force at the input to move a weight at the output.
7- Direct drive.