Bearing Friction Apparatus (SMT-MM-05)

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Comparison of dynamic friction and rolling friction.
Experiments on rotational dynamics are possible.
Bearing shells of different materials as slide bearings.
Drive via cable drum and weights.
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This experimental unit allows investigations of friction on slide bearings with different bearing
shells and on roller bearings. A shaft with a cable drum and flywheel is mounted on a base
plate. The weight of the heavy flywheel generates bearing forces. A moment is applied by
means of weights, which is equal to the friction moment at the start of the rotation. Replaceable
bearing shells are used as slide bearings. The coefficients of friction are determined in
experiments. Bearing shells made of different materials are included in the scope of delivery
in order to study different friction pairings. The bearing friction is very low when using the
roller bearing. In this case, the flywheel can be used for basic experiments on rotational
The experimental unit is designed to be fixed to a wall.