Tandem Roller. Monday , June 04th , 2018 - 15:01:19 PM
Since the idler gear contacts directly both the smaller and the larger gear it can be removed from the calculation also giving a ratio of 42/13≈3.23. The idler gear serves to make both the drive gear and the driven gear rotate in the same direction but confers no mechanical advantage.
Since the effectiveness of a roller depends to a large extent on its weight self-powered vehicles replaced horse-drawn rollers from the mid-19th century. The first such vehicles were steam rollers. Single-cylinder steam rollers were generally used for base compaction and run with high engine revs in a low gear to promote bounce and vibration from the crankshaft through to the rolls in much the same way as a vibrating roller. The double cylinder or compound steam rollers became popular from around 1910 onwards and were used mainly for the rolling of hot-laid surfaces due to their smoother running engines but both cylinder types are capable of rolling the finished surface.
A double reduction gear comprises two pairs of gears as single reductions in series. 3 In the diagram the red and blue gears give the first stage of reduction and the orange and green gears give the second stage of reduction. The total reduction is the product of the first stage of reduction and the second stage of reduction.
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