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Model: E06 Eccentric-Slider Mechanism
(Voigt/Reuleaux)
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Model Metadata
Taxonomy:
Voigt
Group:
Excentric Slider Cranks
ID:
E06
Title (English):
Eccentric-Slider Mechanism
Title (German):
Rotierende Schubkurbel, Erweiterung 1 in 2 in 3
Creator:
Franz Reuleaux
Date Created:
1882-00-00
Manufacturer:
Gustav Voigt Werkstatt
Size:
Base: Width x Depth [200,87]mm; Overall: W x D x Height [248,126,185]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:
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-6, a small brass disc (painted black) is driven eccentrically about a fixed pin that, in turn, drives a larger black iron disc through a combination of rotary and oscillatory sliding motions. The inside of the outer brass shell acts as the diameter of the connecting link-slider joint, and is clearly greater in size than the lengths of both the crank link and the connecting links. Thus, the connecting link-crank pin is contained within the slider pin, and the crank pin is contained within the connecting link-crank pin. Eccentrics were often used in steam engine control linkage.
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2004-07-00
Image Metadata
Title:
E06. 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/E06.jpg
Size (w x h):
384 x 257

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