Title - Mechanisms Trainer
Engineering Technology - Mechanisms Trainer
STEM learning packages have been designed to provide practical real world problem solving tasks and activities within the classroom or lab environment. These activities will provide an engaging approach that helps instructors show contextualized linkages between Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

The Mechanisms Trainer offers a classroom based resource for practical investigation of a variety of fundamental mechanical systems. The trainer allows users to investigate gears, pulleys, levers, cams, belt drives, and inclined planes.

This trainer includes a curriculum CD containing theory and practical learning tasks, as well as tutor support materials.

The trainer can also be used in conjunction with our Optional Cloud-based Software , which offers online practical electronics tasks as well as interactive theory presentations, investigations, and assessments, which link directly to the practical activities carried out using this resource.

Typical Topics Include:
  • Mechanical Systems and Motion
  • Gear Trains
  • Changing Axis of Rotation with Gears
  • Belt Drives
  • Pulleys
  • Levers
  • Cams and Cranks
  • Inclined Planes
  • Friction
  • Problem Solving
Typical Practical Activities Include:
  • Identify the different types of motion found in mechanical systems.
  • Demonstrate the effect of using an idler gear in a simple gear train.
  • Determine compound gear train ratios and speed.
  • Identify the purpose of belt drives.
  • Demonstrate the relationship between distance and effort for a pulley system.
  • Measure effort and movement for first, second and third class levers.
  • Demonstrate how the profile of a cam affects the output of the cam follower.
  • Calculate the mechanical advantage provided by an inclined plane.
  • Identify how lubricants, bushes and bearings are used to reduce friction.
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How to Order
Product: Engineering Technology - Mechanisms Trainer
Code: 260-01
Please call Pullman Academic on +61 3 9557 7993 or email info@pullmanacademic.com.au if you would like to order the Mechanisms Trainer or to discuss any of Pullman Academic's products.