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Automat Construction Sets

Automat was a a constructional system aimed at Technical Education. It produced specialist technical manuals for education to go with the sets. It was made in Switzerland in the early 1960s


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Professional type and Mainly Rods/Tubes()
Country
Switzerland (see comment *1)
Dates
1958 to mid 1960s
Material
Steel / Plastic
Thread
M3.5 (see comment *2)
Boss Type
double-tapped
Boss Thread
M3.5 (see comment *3)
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
34 (see comment *4)
No. of Parts in System
358
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7 (multiples of value shown, including half.)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.1
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0 (see comment *5)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Brass with a Nickel plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
7.0
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Data for 1961. *1Germany up to '65. *2 also M5,M8. *3 also M2.6 M5. *4 Mod .75. *5 also 2.5.

The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here

The report can be zoomed into, made full screen or downloaded as a pdf document by using the controls provided


Below there are manuals/leafets which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.


The Automat Group 1 manual - Kurbeltriebe (Crank Drives)

The Automat Group 2 manual - Radtriebe (Wheel Drives)

The Automat Group 3 manual - Kurbeltriebe (Cam Gear)

The Automat Group 4 manual - Sperrtriebe und Schaltwerke (Lock Drives and Switch Gears)

The Automat Group 7 manual - Maschinen-Elemente (Machine Elements)

The Automat Group 8 manual - Physikalische Grundlagen (Physical Basics)

The Automat Group 9 manual - Bewegungslehre (Kinetics)

The Automat Parts List (in English)