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TM127

Governors

Features
• Demonstrates the effects of speed, mass, geometry and other variables of governor characteristics • Basic drive unit will accept and enable comparisons to be made between three easily interchangeable governors: Hartnell governor, Porter governor and Proell governor • Portable and suitable for classroom demonstrations as well as use by students in the laboratory • Fitted with fully interlocked transparent safety cover • Operates from safe low voltage supply • Comprehensive technical manual • Two-year warranty • Complies with the latest EC Safety Directives

Description
By employing different lever systems, the centrifugal force on the rotating masses raises a sleeve against the action of gravity or spring. The governor mechanisms are mounted on their own spindles which are graduated at 4 mm intervals to indicate the centre sleeve position. On the Porter and Proell governors, provision is made for adding steel balls to vary the centre sleeve mass. The Hartnell governor offers the facility of varying spring rate and initial compression, bell-crank arm ratio and mass of rotating weight. The rotating member is belt driven by a variable speed d.c. motor, and is controlled by a separate speed control unit. An output to an electronic tachometer is provided.

Instruction Manual
A full technical manual is provided giving details of the apparatus, experimental procedure and typical results. Separate operating instructions accompany any ancillary equipment supplied.

Range of Experiments
An extensive range of experiments may be carried out with this apparatus, including: 1. Determination of characteristic curves of sleeve position against speed of rotation. 2. Derivation of actual controlling force curves from the above characteristics and comparison with theoretically predicted controlling force curves. 3. Comparison of governor types in terms of sensitivity, stability and the governor effort. 4. On the Porter and Proell governors, the effects of varying centre sleeve mass may be observed. 5. On the Hartnell governor, the effect of varying the following parameters: • bell-crank arm ratio • spring rate • initial spring compression including the demonstration of the conditions under which the governor becomes unstable.

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to cover all rotating parts. a plexiglass safety dome. 18 kg Gross: 0.2 m x 0. Noise The measured sound pressure level of this apparatus is less than 70 dB(A). Comprising three types of governor mechanism (Hartnell. permanent magnet.25 m3. 36 kg (approx – packed for export) Tender Specification A modular apparatus for demonstration of the effects of speed. Equipment to be supplied with a two-year parts and labour warranty. Governors Extras For effective use of this equipment the following additional items are required: • E67 Speed Control Unit • E64 Electronic Tachometer Services Required 220/240 V a. belt driven by a variable speed motor. Dimensions and Weights Nett: 650 x 510 x 340 mm.TM127 Specification Motors: direct current. Porter and Proell) which can be fitted to a rotating platform.com • W www. or 110/130 V a.com TQ is an ISO 9001 certified company and an Investor in People Creating Intelligent Solutions . mass and geometry on governor characteristics. 50/60.c.6 m is recommended.c. a tachometer output for measurement of the platform speed (0–350 rev/min.).c.Hz single-phase supply. Experiments may be performed by students working singly or in groups of two or three. Main shaft: belt driven to 350 rev /min. • • • • TQ Education and Training Ltd • Bonsall Street • Long Eaton • Nottingham NG10 2AN • England T +44 115 972 2611 • F +44 115 973 1520 • E info@tq. supply rated at 10 A. 12 V d. Space Required For satisfactory use of this equipment. with microswitch safety fail safe system.c. 50/60 Hz single-phase supply when using the E67 speed control units. Alternatively a variable 0–12 V d. a bench area of approximately 1.tq.