We know an engine can perform much more efficiently if it doesn’t need to accelerate and decelerate while switching gears. This is the purpose of the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) and is the reason it was banned from Formula One racing in 1994. It’s operation is so smooth and effortless it was thought to take the sport out of that racing pastime.
However, CVT’s are still used in tractors, snowmobiles, motorcycles, go-karts, Formula 500 cars, and a host of other transportation vehicles and machines.
The uses for a CVT listed above can be easily examined and seen from the inside out using the ND11068 – Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) Gearbox Cut-Away from NADA Scientific. It allows you to engage the CVT through an electromagnetic clutch, forward and reverse insertion lever, primary pulley, secondary pulley, roller belt, final reduction unit, and a hydraulic command unit. It’s mounted on a stand with wheels and is operated manually by hand crank to allow you to determine the speed and monitor safety.