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MM 441 GYROSCOPE, Single Motor



The apparatus is used for studying relationship between gyroscopic torque, rotor speed and rate of precession.

The equipment consists of a rotor with a motor, and a low voltage power supply and speed control. The rotor is mounted horizontally on a frame with two bearing supports. The rods with sliding weights are attached to the frame along the rotor axis to produce balance, positive or negative torque conditions. A tachometer measures rotor and progression speeds. The frame rests on a vertical shaft on bearings to permit progression. A guard with transparent front is provided for safety.

The top assembly can be removed for determination experimentally the moment of inertia, and nutation study.

Instruction manual is also included.

  • Gyroscope torque vs processional speed.

  • Rotor speed vs gyroscope torque.

  • Determination of systems moment of inertia and nutation study.

  • Rotor speed
: Up to 4000 rpm
  • Portable tachometer
: For rotor speed.
  • Stop watch
: For precession speed.
  • Balancing weights
: 1 lot.
  • Steel ruler
: 1 ea.
  • Power supply
: 220 V, 1 Ph, 50 Hz. Other power supply is available on request.
  • Net (unpacked) Shipping Dimensions WxLxH: 51 x 51 x 40cm
  • Net Weight:  Approx. 30 kg
  • MM441-001
: Speed digital display instead of portable tachometer.