Mechanisms Trainer

Our STEM learning packages have been designed to provide practical real world problem solving tasks and activities within the classroom or lab environment. These activities will provide an engaging approach that helps instructors show contextualized linkages between Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

The Mechanisms Trainer offers a classroom based resource for practical investigation of a variety of fundamental mechanical systems. The trainer allows users to investigate gears, pulleys, levers, cams, belt drivers and inclined planes. This trainer includes a curriculum CD containing theory and practical learning tasks, as well as tutor support materials.

Items included:

  • Mechanisms trainer
  • Power supply
  • Accessory kit
  • Curriculum CD

Typical practical activities include:

  • Identify the different types of motion found in mechanical systems
  • Demonstrate the effect of using an idler gear in a simpler gear train
  • Determine compound gear train ratios and speed
  • Identify the purpose of belt drives
  • Demonstrate the relationship between distance and effort for a pulley system
  • Measure effort and movement for first, second, and third class levers
  • Demonstrate how the profile of a cam affects the output of the cam follower
  • Calculate the mechanical advantage provided by an inclined plane
  • Identify how lubricants, bushes, and bearings are used to reduce friction

Other items required:

  • LJ Create Engineering or Technology (Optional)
  • Computer with DVD Drive

General Information

  • Power requirements: 110 – 240V  50-60Hz
  • Packed volume: approx. 0.021 m3
  • Packed weight: approx. 21.6 kg
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