Flywheel Apparatus TM 612

Flywheel Apparatus

Type: TM 612
Name: Flywheel Apparatus
Technical Description

Using the TM 612, basic experiments on uniformly accelerated angular motion can be performed. A flywheel mounted in ball bearings is placed in motion by a weight attached to a pulley. The inertia of the flywheel can be determined from the fall time of the weight.

  The unit is intended for wall mounting. Due to the clear, robust construction the unit is excellently suited to student experiments.


Learning Objectives / Experiments

- Experimental determination of the mass moment of inertia of a metal



* Uniformly accelerated angular motion during the


Alternative products
TM 610 -- Inertia in Rotational Motion Apparatus

[1] Student experiment on the moment of mass inertia of a flywheel
[2] Steel flywheel
[3] Steel shaft used as drive pulley

[4] Set of weights
[5] Ball bearing mounted shaft
[6] Anodised aluminium base plate

Technical Data


- D=300mm

- height: 40mm

- mass: 22.2kg

- mass moment of inertia: 0.25kgm²



Set of weights

- 1x 1N (hanger)

- 4x 1N

- 3x 5N


Base plate

- wxh: 250x200mm

- hole spacing: 230x180mm, D10mm


Dimensions and Weight

l x w x h: 200 x 355 x 300 mm

Weight:  approx. 30 kg

Scope of Delivery

1 flywheel on base plate

1 set of weights

1 nylon cord
1 instruction manual

Order Details 040.61200  TM 612  Flywheel Apparatus