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Six-gear Planar Train

There is a trick to keeping the gears in this six-gear train correctly meshed when they are only about two microns thick – they are held in plane by flat guide plates which are mounted to the tops of the shafts.


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An Overview of the Six-gear Planar Train

 


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This video shows the six-gear planar train operating at variable working speeds.

 


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This video shows the six-gear planar train operating at fast speed.

 


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This is a close-up video of the six-gear planar train in operation.

 


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Five-gear Planar Train

In this clip is a chain of 5 gears of various sizes being driven by a microengine moving at the amazing speed of 60,000 RPM.

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