EF-4.2 – Kinematics – Gears


EF-4.2 – Kinematics – Gears

The engineering fundamentals EF-4.2 Gears kit includes a selection of gears to enable students to understand their unique advantages and characteristics.


The Engineering Fundamentals range enables students to gain an understanding of the principles of engineering by the process of learning via experimentation.

The engineering fundamentals EF-4.2 Gears kit includes a selection of gears to enable students to understand their unique advantages and characteristics. This kit includes the following gears to allow students to test each set of gears and visualise their different characteristics:-

  • Spur gears
  • Bevel gears
  • Worm gears
  • Gear systems
  • Single gears
  • Compound gears
  • Idler gear
  • Rack and pinion

Engineering fundamentals system

The modular tray-based system is supplied in conjunction with a multifunctional work panel enabling the student to conduct their own experiments in subjects such as statics, dynamics, mechanisms and kinematics.

Each kit is supplied with a highly visual user-friendly operational guide, allowing the student to understand the theory of the subject by the application of practical experimentation.

Technical Specifications

Features & Benefits


  • Neatly presented in an easily identifiable and durable storage tray
  • Trays have clear lids making it easy to see their contents
  • Pictorial tray contents list to identify missing components easily
  • Accompanied by a detailed manual with various practical exercises
  • Clear and concise assembly instructions for each experiment
  • Multiple experiments per kit
  • Toolless assembly


  • Hands-on understanding from lessons
  • Improve the student’s dexterity by self-assembly with the instructions provided


  • Introduction to gear ratio, velocity ratio, efficiency of gears and mechanical advantage
  • The advantages and disadvantages of different gears
  • Transmission of motion between shafts
  • Gear Types: Spur gear – parallel shafts
  • Bevel gear – perpendicular shafts
  • Worm gear – perpendicular overlapping shafts
  • Rack and pinion – convert circular motion to linear motion
  • Characteristics of spur gears, including single and compound gear trains and the ‘idler’ gear
  • Gear terminology such as pitch diameter, number of teeth, centre distance

  •  EF-BU Base Unit

Statics Experiments

  • EF-1.1 Engineering Fundamentals Force
  • EF-1.2 Engineering Fundamentals Moments
  • EF-1.3a Engineering Fundamentals Beams
  • EF-1.3b Engineering Fundamentals Trusses
  • EF-1.4 Engineering Fundamentals Springs
  • EF-1.5 Engineering Fundamentals Torsion

Dynamics Experiments

  • EF-2.1 Engineering Fundamentals Friction
  • EF-2.2 Engineering Fundamentals Simple Harmonic Motion
  • EF-2.3 Engineering Fundamentals Rotational Friction
  • EF-2.4 Engineering Fundamentals Potential and Kinetic Energy
  • EF-2.5 Engineering Fundamentals Centrifugal & Centripetal Force

Mechanisms Experiments

  • EF-3.1 Engineering Fundamentals Cam, Crank and Toggle
  • EF-3.2 Engineering Fundamentals Mechanisms
  • EF-3.3 Engineering Fundamentals Additional Mechanisms
  • EF-3.4 Engineering Fundamentals Bar Linkages


  • EF- 4.1 Engineering Fundamentals Pulleys
  • EF- 4.2 Engineering Fundamentals Gears
  • EF- 4.3 Engineering Fundamentals Drive Systems


  • EF-WS Workstation
  • EF1-Spares

  • Spur gears
  • Bevel gears
  • Worm gears
  • Pack and pinion
  • Gear systems

  • EF-BU Base Unit

  • EF-BU on which to build the experiment from the tray components
  • Level and stable work surface to mount the EF-BU upon. The optional EF-WS is ideal for this if no suitable desk or bench is available.

Volume: 0.4m³ per tray

Gross Weight: 5.0kg per tray

Length: 0.430m per tray

Width: 0.312m per tray

Height: 0.160m per tray

  • EF-4.2 – Gears
  • EF-BU – Base Unit
  • EF-WS – Workstation (optional)

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