Introduction To Geneva Mechanism | Advantages and Disadvantages
CLASSIFICATION OF GENEVA MECHANISM
- EXTERNAL GENEVA MECHANISM:
- INTERNAL GENEVA MECHANISM:
- SPHERICAL GENEVA MECHANISM:
ADVANTAGES OF GENEVA MECHANISM
DISADVANTAGES OF GENEVA MECHANISM
APPLICATIONS & USES
- MECHANICAL WATCHES
- CNC MACHINE
- IRON RING CLOCK
- Modern film projectors may also use an electronically controlled indexing mechanism or stepper motor, which allows for fast-forwarding the film.
- Geneva wheels having the form of the driven wheel were also used in mechanical watches, but not in a drive, rather to limit the tension of the spring, such that it would operate only in the range where its elastic force is nearly linear.
- Geneva drive include the pen change mechanism in plotters, automated sampling devices
- Indexing tables in assembly lines, tool changers for CNC machines, and so on.
- The Iron Ring Clock uses a Geneva mechanism to provide intermittent motion to one of its rings.
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