Geneva’s Drive, a mechanical mechanism used in the making of most simple machines has been revealed on the net by researchers (Format’s library). The mechanism is one of the best and imaginable one in the mechanical engineering field, the reason is that it has the ability to convert a constant rotational motion into a constant intermittent discrete motion. Due to its working principle, the mechanism can be said to be the back bone behind some of the special machines used recently whose operating principles could be confusing.
According to the scientist who shared a clip of how the mechanism works on his tweeter page, he said; the mechanism was used in the making of mechanical wrist watches, money counting machines, and movie projectors.
The reason for the assumptions is obvious through the experimental movement of the mechanism, which suites well in the operating principles of the mentioned machines. However, besides the machines mentioned above; the mechanism can be developed to build something much bigger and beneficial to industries such as; timed conveyors, load lifting and dropping machines, hammering machines, and locking/unlocking machines, etc.
The Geneva Drive: a mechanism that translates a continuous rotation movement into intermittent discrete motion.
(used in mechanical watches, movie projectors, banknote counting machines) pic.twitter.com/rlbLeg6nZI
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