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Model: V01 Belt Drive Mechanism
(Voigt/Reuleaux)
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Model Metadata
Taxonomy:
Voigt
Group:
Belt Drive Mechanisms
ID:
V01
Title (English):
Belt Drive Mechanism
Title (German):
Riementrieb mit Fest- und Losscheibe
Creator:
Franz Reuleaux
Date Created:
1882-00-00
Manufacturer:
Gustav Voigt Werkstatt
Size:
Base: Width x Depth [396,138]mm; Overall: W x D x Height [396,138,179]mm
Medium:
cast iron and brass on wood pedestal
Rights:
For educational use only. All rights reserved by the contributor(s) and publisher(s).
Audience:
General public
Keywords:
belt, pulley
Description:
This class of mechanisms uses leather belts to transmit motion from one wheeled axis or pulley to another. Reuleaux called belts, tension organs, in a class with rope, wire and chain drives. To help keep the belts on the pulley, the surface of the outer rim would be designed to take the shape of a cylindrical, conical or toroidal surface. Such belt mechanisms were called "self guiding". Willis (1841, 1870) called them "wrapping connectors" The use of belting for the transmission of power was universal in the factories of the 19th century when the source of power was centralized as in a steam engine. The development of small motors in the late 19th century meant that each machine could have its own power source and obviated the need for belting. However some machine shops in the middle 20th century could still be found with extensive belting with the power source a large electric motor replacing the steam engine. Belt drives are still used in modern vehicle engines to drive water and fuel pumps, and the alternator.
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2001-00-00
Image Metadata
Title:
V01. Belt Drive Mechanism
Rights:
Jon Reis/www.jonreis.com. Jon Reis Photography grants Cornell University Libraries, and the Cornell College of Engineering the rights to display copyrighted images of the Reuleaux Collection of Kinematic Mechanisms on the Cornell University and National Science Digital Library web sites and for unlimited use in Cornell University Library publications for education purposes only. Rights for all other uses such as editorial, advertising, web use and display by third parties not affiliated with Cornell University are reserved by the photographer.
Descr:
Date Created:
2005-01-19 11:02:16
URL:
http://kmoddl.library.cornell.edu/stillImages/small/V01.jpg
Size (w x h):
384 x 256

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