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Mechanical Engineering Training Solutions

A new range of Mechanical Engineering training solutions from Matrix deliver outcomes in a range of specific subject areas. Each kit comes neatly packaged in Gratnells trays and is fully supported with multiple hours of curriculum resources. Click on the specific kits below for more information.

Picture of Linear and rotational dynamics kit

The linear and rotational dynamics kit includes a dynamic track, handheld datalogger with LCD screen and a range of sensors and accessories that allow students and teachers to carry out a range of exp ...

Picture of Essential base unit

The work panel is for use with any of the kits from the Mechanical engineering range and fits on any standard desk or bench top. Students, teachers or lecturers fit the parts of their kit to the wo ...

Picture of Forces kit

This kit includes a set of different plastic shapes which fit onto a work panel for experiments in centres of gravity of two-dimensional objects. It also includes pulleys, weights and a magnetic pr ...


Picture of Moments kit

This kit includes a rigid beam for experiments in the principle of moments, extending to levers and beams. It shows the three main lever types (1st, 2nd and 3rd order) and includes an L shape plate ...

Picture of Deflection of beams and cantilevers kit

This kit includes different beams and fixing blocks. The fixing blocks work as clamps or knife-edge supports. They hold the beams in different ways, such as a cantilever, simply supported, fixed (e ...

Picture of Torsion of circular sections kit

This kit includes different circular section specimens and adjustable chucks which fit on to a work panel for experiments in torsion. Students fix the specimens in the chucks and apply weights to a ...


Picture of Tensile tester kit

This kit includes specimens of different materials, which fit onto a work panel to show students the principles of tensile tests. Students use the tensile tester to stretch the specimens to destruc ...

Picture of Simple harmonic motion kit

This kit includes different pendulums and a spring which fit onto a work panel to show students the principles and use of simple harmonic motion. Students test different pendulums and a spring to s ...

Picture of Friction and inclined plane kit

This kit includes parts which fit on to a work panel to show experiments in friction and forces on a flat or inclined plane. The plane has an inclinometer and adjustment to allow the student to set ...


Picture of Potential and kinetic energy kit

This kit includes a pendulum, a spring and a flywheel which fit onto a work panel for experiments in potential and kinetic energy. Students test each part to discover the difference between potenti ...

Picture of Drive systems kit

This kit includes three different drive systems, which fit on to a work panel, to show their relative advantages and disadvantages. Students test a universal coupling, a belt drive and a chain driv ...

Picture of Cam crank and toggle kit

This kit includes a crank and slider, which fit onto a work panel, to show the relative forces during crank motion. It also includes four popular cam shapes to show their different characteristics. ...


Picture of Gear trains kit

This kit includes a selection of different gears which fit on to a work panel for experiments to find their unique characteristics. The gears include Spur Gears, a Bevel Gear and a Worm Drive. The ...

Picture of Simple mechanisms kit

This kit includes three popular mechanisms which fit on to a work panel for experiments in conversion of motion from linear to rotary or rotary to linear. These include the Scotch Yoke (sometimes c ...

Picture of Tetrix Prime Starter Set

The Tetrix prime starter set includes what you need for students to begin building robots, including any of three hero models.  Step-by-step instructions are included in the builder's guide.


Picture of Spring Tester Kit

This versatile kit allows many experiments using different arrangements of its parts.  Students, teachers or lecturers fit the parts of the kit to the essential base unit to study or demonstra ...

Picture of Pulley kit

This kit includes a wheel and axle with single, double and triple wheel or 'sheave' pulleys for experiments in mechanical advantage.  Students text fixed, movable and compound pulleys attached ...

Picture of Bar linkages kit

This kit includes a selection of over 20 perforated bars of different lengths and pivots or 'joints' to allow students to create an unlimited choice of linkages.  Students assemble the bars an ...


Picture of Centrifugal force kit

The centrifugal force kit includes a manually rotated frame with a low-friction cantilever linkage.  The frame has mounting positions for adjustable masses and a spring that applies a fixed fr ...

Picture of Rotational friction kit

The rotational friction kit includes a screw jack (or 'jackscrew'), a wedge and different bearings.  It helps students understand how rotational friction affects the efficiency of popular mach ...

Picture of Additional mechanisms kit

This kit includes two popular mechanisms for experiments in conversion of motion from one form to another.  These include the Geneva mechanism (sometimes called the Maltese Cross mechanism or ...


Picture of Complete mechanics

This kit includes all 18 of the mechanical experimentation kits stored in a mobile trolley.  This includes the study of forces, moments, friction, materials science, vibration, gears, pulleys, ...

 

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