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Vento
and
Automation
Construction Sets

Vento / Automation was a educational constructional system. It was made in the in the 1990s. It was originally made by Vento-Olenoids and then later by Automation Ltd.. Hence the name change.


Manufacturer / Distributor

Vento-Olenoids Ltd., 43 Burneis Lane South, Kiln Farm, Milton Keynes, Bucks, UK


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for VENTO

Maker
 
System Type
Professional type
Country
United Kingdom
Dates
before 1990 (some significant doubt)
Material
Steel / Plastic
Thread
M4
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
 
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
25 (estimated)
No. of Parts in System
40 (see comment *1)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
15
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.5
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
 
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts:
Bolts:
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Later called AUTOMATION. Parts only, no sets. Wheels etc probably push fit on Axles. Parts must be cut to length. *1 Including 4 long plastic Plates & Strips.

Manufacturer / Distributor

Automation Ltd.
Distributed by Philips Harris Educational, Shenstone, Lichfield, UK


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for AUTOMATION

Maker
 
System Type
Professional type
Country
United Kingdom
Dates
known in 1990
Material
Steel / Plastic
Thread
M4
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
 
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
25 (estimated)
No. of Parts in System
40 (see comment *1)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
15
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.5
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
 
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts:
Bolts:
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
VENTO (earlier name) in OSN. Parts only, no sets. Wheels etc probably push fit on axles. Parts must be cut to length. *1 Including 4 long plastic Plates & Strips.

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