|Mechanical power adaption and transformation equipment linking a driver to a driven device|
|Group: Man made|
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Motion provided by mechanical_driver=*s often needs to be adapted, mechanical systems can be more complex than a simple motion source and could include a mechanical adapter (gear reducer, nodding donkey...). Torque can be adapted in different ways from a single given electric motor for instance.
Use mechanical_coupling=* with following values on man_made=pump or any suitable device that needs adapted mechanical power to be operated.
List of values is open for extension. New values should be discussed on Talk page prior to be added here or may be proposed in a formal proposal.
|mechanical_coupling=*||direct||The power out of driver is directly transmitted to driven device without any adaptation nor transformation|
|reducer||A reducer adapts rotating motion to an appropriate rotating torque for the driven device with help of gears to provide a static ratio|
|gearbox||A gearbox adapts a rotating motion to an appropriate torque force with the ability to change ratio according to mechanical needs at a given time|
|nodding_donkey||A nodding donkey converts the rotary movement of a motor/engine to a reciprocating motion used to drive some kind of devices.|
|belt||A belt allows to transmit motion between two parallel axes with possibly different diameters to adapt torque.|