The Coupling Mechanism, "MAC", represents a simple Oldham type coupling. The lateral displacement of the input and output shafts may be varied and circular scales are fitted to the input and output flanges.
It consists of two outer discs made of aluminum and a central disc made of acetal. The central disc is located between both outer discs and it acts as the torque transmitting element. Torque transmission is accomplished by mating drive keys of the central disc, located on opposite sides and oriented 90º apart, with the slots of the outer discs.
Both outer discs are mounted in two graduated discs, where the angle of both outer discs can be measured.
- Study of an Oldham mechanism.
- Demonstration of the action of an Oldham coupling when the input and output shafts are laterally displaced.
- Demonstration of the angular velocity conservation in a misaligned transmission shaft.