In general a gear train is a combination of gear wheels by which motion is transferred gradually from one shaft to another shaft. Now if we describe an epicyclic gear train these are the ones in which axis of shafts on which the gears are mounted move relative to a fixed axis.
It is a motorized unit comprising of a SUN (main) gear mounted on input shaft. Planet gears are connected with the annular gear. These planet gears are placed a common rod on which output shaft is mounted. A load setup is provided for loading the equipment and to measure the holding torque.
SCOPE OF STUDY:
- To measure epicyclic gear ratio between input shaft and output shaft (Actual and Theoretical).
- To measure input torque, holding torque and output torque.
Drive : 1HP, Variable speed motor
Speed Control Unit : Variable Speed Drive for varying the speed of motor.
Dynamometer : Rope brake type to measure output torque and holding torque.
Load measurement: By spring balance s
RPM Measurement: Digital RPM Indicator with proximity switch.
Control Panel Features:
Voltmeter, Ammeter, Standard make On/Off Switch, mains indicator, fuse etc.
*An ENGLISH instruction manual with elaborate experimental procedures and block diagram etc. shall be provided with the training system set-up