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Model: Right Angle Worm Gear Pair
(Voigt/Reuleaux)
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Taxonomy:
Group:
Lower Element Pairs
ID:
Title (English):
Right Angle Worm Gear Pair
Title (German):
Creator:
Date Created:
1950-00-00
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Medium:
Brass and steel
Rights:
For educational use only. All rights reserved by the contributor(s) and publisher(s).
Audience:
General public
Keywords:
Gear, endless screw, worm drive
Description:
This gear pair model was created by the Illinois Gear & Machine Co. Chicago. Cornell University acquired a set of 15 models around 1950. A similar set can be found at Ohio State University. The so-called "endless screw" is a very old mechanism and can be found in machine drawings of Renaissance artist-engineers such as Francesco di Giorgio Martini and Leonardo da Vinci. The worm drive converts high speed motion about the horizontal axis [as shown in the model] and generates slower rotary motion about a horizontal axis perpendicular to the drive axis. The straight or right-angle worm drive is generally not back drive-able; i.e. one can only move the pair through the helical screw. However, the helical, worm gear pair can be driven from either the high speed helical worm or though the large slow speed gear with helical teeth. [See the Cornell Reuleaux-Voigt model C-9]
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2005-00-00
Image Metadata
Title:
011
Rights:
Digital file property of Cornell University Library. Made available under the same terms as a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike License. For all other uses see KMODDL Rights & Permissions.
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Date Created:
2006-08-06 23:53:42
URL:
http://kmoddl.library.cornell.edu/stillImages/Chicago/small/011.jpg
Size (w x h):
500 x 375

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