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TM 630 Gyroscope



  • Demonstration of the mode shapes of a gyroscope


Technical Description

The moments generated by the gyroscopic effect can be investigated using this unit. The basic component is a flywheel driven about its own axis. This is mounted together with its drive motor as a yoke and forms the gyroscope. This arrangement is placed in rotation about a vertical axis with the aid of a second motor. The rotational speeds of both motors are electronically regulated and displayed digitally. The gyroscopic moment is preselected by simply positioning a counterweight at different radii. A transparent cover provides protection against touching the rotating parts. The gyroscope is a portable table unit. All that is required for operation is a mains supply.

Learning Objectives / Experiments
- Experimental checking of the laws of gyroscopes
- Precession


[1] Demonstration and student experiments on the moments generated on a gyroscope
[2] Adjustable gyroscope speed
[3] Adjustable gyroscope frame speed
[4] Mass of the gyroscope body: 65g
[5] Two independently controllable electric motors
[6] Transparent protective cover made of plastic
[7] lxwxh 420x400x310mm

Technical Data
Gyroscope rotational speed: 1000...6000rpm
Gyroscope frame rotational speed: 5...63rpm
Gyroscope weight: 65g
Radius range of the weight: 0...95mm

Dimensions and Weight
l x w x h : 420 x 400 x 310 mm
Weight : approx. 22 kg Required for Operation 230V , ~50Hz

Scope of Delivery
1 complete gyroscope
1 instruction manual

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