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Flashcards in Gears Deck (9)
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1

Name the 4 types of gears

Spur
Bevel and Mitre
Worm and Wheel
Rack and Pinion

2

Give a description of a spur gear

Speeds can be increased or decreased
Direction or rotation can be changed

3

Give a description of a bevel and mitre gear

Different sizes of gears can change speed
Can have shafts at 90°

4

Give a description of a worm and wheel gear

Transmit force and motion through 90°
Reduction in rotational speed

5

Give a description of a rack and pinion gear

Change rotary motion to linear motion

6

Where is a spur gear used?

Simple gearboxes

7

When is a bevel and mitre gear used?

Hand drills

8

When is a worm and wheel gear used?

Food mixers

9

When is a rack and pinion gear used?

Pillar drills
Steering mechanisms in cars