Theory of Machines

Theory of Machines Engineering Education

Basic and Advanced Principles

An awareness of the way machines work is fundamental to most engineering courses. Students need to understand the principles of mechanical advantage, cams, vibration and mechanical movement to give them a solid foundation of knowledge about mechanical system behaviour. This knowledge will serve them throughout their academic and future engineering careers.

TecQuipment offers an outstanding selection of quality products to teach the principles and theory of machines. The strong designs clearly teach a comprehensive range of basic and advanced principles used in engineering throughout the world.

Classroom, Group or Individual Use

For maximum teaching efficiency, the equipment is equally effective whether it’s used for classroom demonstrations, or by students on their own or in groups. This versatility is a great benefit when teaching different academic levels. It’s easy to show basic principles to groups of students. For more advanced investigations, the straightforward controls, instrumentation and built-in safety allow students to progress through the experiments with minimum supervision.

Easy to Install and Completely Safe to Use

TecQuipment builds all its products to exceptionally high safety standards. Even though some products in this range include fast-moving parts, our engineers have developed imaginative ways to make the equipment safe to use without compromising its educational value.

The products are easy to work and need only minimal installation and maintenance. This keeps running costs low and makes efficient use of staff and student time.

Automatic Data Acquisition

Many of the products are compatible with TecQuipment's Versatile Data Acquisition System (VDAS®) for automatic data acquisition. This allows the equipment to connect easily to a computer to provide accurate real-time data capture. Raw data can be transformed instantly into sophisticated graphs and tables using the VDAS® software and also easily exported to other programs. There are other solutions on the market, but none which offer the same convenience, functionality or wide range of features.

Friction

Self-contained air bearing apparatus

Friction is an important aspect when teaching Theory of Machines. TecQuipment builds all its products to exceptionally high safety standards. Even though some products in this range include fast-moving parts, our engineers have developed imaginative ways to make the equipment safe to use without compromising its educational value.

Motion

Apparatus for the practical and safe study of gear systems

TecSolutions is proud to offer teaching apparatuses for motion from TecQuipment. We have a selection of apparatuses, including Geared Systems (TM18) for the practical and safe study of gear systems, Cam Analysis Machine (TM21) for dynamic behavior of various cams and followers, and Static and Dynamic Balancing (TM1002) for experiments in balancing a rotating mass system, statistically and dynamically.

Vibration

TQ Engineering Teaching Equipment

TecSolutions is proud to offer teaching apparatuses for vibration from TecQuipment for teaching Theory of Machines. We have a selection of apparatuses, including Pendulum Experiments (TM16B) for simple and compound pendulums center of percussion and bifilar suspension experiments and Motor and Speed Control (TM16F) which is a combined d.c. servo-motor control unit for all forced vibration experiments in the TM16 Range...