Gyroscopic Joint

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The features of a gyroscope and a universal joint are combined to produce a constant velocity drive between two skew shafts. The essential feature of this assembly is that the two shafts are connected to a ring, one from the inside and one from the outside. The connections are made in such a way that the shafts can rotate relative to the ring. The rotating axes of the shafts on the rings are perpendicular.

Contributed by: Sándor Kabai (December 2007)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



Note that the inner yellow ring and the outer green ring are shown only to illustrate the relationship to the gyroscope. The mechanism is operable without them.

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