Power Train Preliminary Designs
Our group was tasked with developing a system to disperse and provide power to all the other systems. The input would provide us with a certain amount of power and it was our responsibility to figure out how to efficiently and safely get the entire machine to move.
Using a pulley and wheel system to distribute the force necessary to operate the individual subsystems of the machine.
- stretching of belts
Similar to the pulley system, the gear system will use gear ratios and chains to distribute the force necessary to individual subsystems.
- low to no slippage
- no stretching over time
- easy to modify gear ratios
- possibly noisy
Maybe our most adventurous idea. We would power our system through the application of compressed air through hoses to localized actuators to operate the individual subsystems.
- Flexibility/easy set up
- smaller size for distribution
- supplying compressed air (power consumption)
- can be very loud