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Model: E04 Eccentric-Slider Mechanism
(Voigt/Reuleaux)
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Model Metadata
Taxonomy:
Voigt
Group:
Excentric Slider Cranks
ID:
E04
Title (English):
Eccentric-Slider Mechanism
Title (German):
Rotierende Schubkurbel, Erweiterung 2 in 3
Creator:
Franz Reuleaux
Date Created:
1882-00-00
Manufacturer:
Gustav Voigt Werkstatt
Size:
Base: Width x Depth [200,88]mm; Overall: W x D x Height [240,122,171]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
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Description:
The slider-crank is a basic mechanism to convert circular motion into oscillating linear motion or vice versa. The eccentric-slider is a topological cousin to the slider-crank in that it has four links, one sliding joint and three cylindrical joints. In the E series of models, Reuleaux created seven variations of this kinematic circuit by changing the ratio of the diameter of the cylindrical joints to the lengths of the links. Reuleaux called this variation “pin expansion.” In model E-4, there is an eccentric disc behind the back iron disc in the photo that acts as the crank. The outer cylinder of the connecting link-slider joint is attached to the sliding link and its diameter is greater than the length of the connecting link. The small cylindrical joint shown in the black disc is the connecting link-crank joint. Eccentrics were used extensively in steam engine control valve linkage.
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2004-07-00
Image Metadata
Title:
E04. Eccentric-Slider 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/E04.jpg
Size (w x h):
384 x 257

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