Transforming rotation into translation and reverse – Definition

  1. Definition of a motion transformer
  2. Motion transformer types
  3. Focus: Rack & Pinion
  4. Focus: Crank & Rod system
  5. Quiz
  6. Glossary

What is a motion transformer?

The transmission of motion is a mechanical function that allows the transmission of motion from one part to another without changing its nature. But we want to explain a more complex movement that changes the movement / transforms it.

These mechanisms can be reversible or not. Among the motion transmission systems, the most common are the following:

– Screw & Nut
– Rack & Pinion
– Connecting & crank
– Cam and roller system
– Etc..

This lesson will help you to understand the usefulness of the different mechanical transformers and allow you to choose the one that suits you best!