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Model: V07 Belt and Pulley Drive Between Two Non-parallel Axes
(Voigt/Reuleaux)
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Model Metadata
Taxonomy:
Voigt
Group:
Belt Drive Mechanisms
ID:
V07
Title (English):
Belt and Pulley Drive Between Two Non-parallel Axes
Title (German):
Winkelriementrieb zweitrieb und verstellbar
Creator:
Franz Reuleaux
Date Created:
1882-00-00
Manufacturer:
Gustav Voigt Werkstatt
Size:
Base: Width x Depth [382,258]mm; Overall: W x D x Height [382,292,171]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 model demonstrates how to transmit motion from one axis of rotation to another non-parallel axis of rotation in the same plane. The mechanism uses intermediate pulley wheels on a vertical axis perpendicular to the plane of the other two axes. Reuleaux called these devices 'tension organs'. Belt and pulley systems were used extensively in 19th and early 20th century factories to distribute power from a centralized steam or large electric motor to work stations throughout the factory. Today cable-pulley systems are found in cable-car and ski-lift operations in mountainous areas especially in Alpine Europe. A special feature of the belt and pulley mechanism is the self-centering property of the belt to remain on the pulley without side plate guides. This is accomplished by designing the pulley wheel to have crowned surface such that the belt will always move to the larger diameter in the center of the pulley when the belt is moving. Model V-2, is especially useful in demonstrating this principal.
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2003-07-01
Image Metadata
Title:
V07. Belt and Pulley Drive Between Two Non-parallel Axes
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/V07.jpg
Size (w x h):
384 x 255

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