Product Code: ME-7034


The Pivot is a general purpose rotation device that allows you to mount it on a rod stand to perform rotation experiments in the horizontal or vertical planes.

This Pivot can be used two ways:

  1. As a fulcrum in a meter stick torque balance: It can be mounted so the shaft is horizontal for use with the Meter Stick Torque to do torque experiments or to do pendulum experiments.
  2. As a rotation device for rotational inertia experiments: It can be clamped on a horizontal or vertical rod. It can also be mounted with the shaft vertical so it can be used as a rotational base for the Rotational Inertia Set (ME-3420).

The Pivot has a 1/4-inch diameter shaft out both sides which rotates on two ball bearings. To record data, use with a Smart Gate (or any standard photo gate) and pulley.


  • Slotted shaft extends in two directions
  • Built-in rod clamp for mounting horizontally or vertically
  • 3-step pulley for applying torque
  • Fits Rotary Motion Sensor accessories such as the Rotational Inertia Set (ME-3420)
  • Ability to mount at any height

Perform These Experiments

  • Meter Stick Torque
  • Rotational Inertia
  • Physical Pendulum
  • Centripetal Acceleration

What’s Included

  • 1x Pivot
  • 1x 3-step Pulley