Pede's Molen

Hundelgem (Zwalm)

The equipment

Second part of the description of the mill's operation

Introductory remarks: The information contained in this part and the next part (the milling process) is partly based on the website of the Mill de Gentinnes. Its author, Mr. Daniel Dussart, has given us authorisation to reproduce part of his site for the technical explanations of the operation of our water mill. Therefore, the text of these two parts can be used freely, as can the information on the site Moulin Dussart.

The pictures and illustrations that you will find in these two chapters are the copyright of their respective authors. The illustrations are diagrams representing the operation of certain parts of the mill. The dimensions of the different elements and their positioning are approximate and do not represent the exact dimensions.

In this second part of the water mill's operation, we give an accurate description of the different elements: the pit wheel, lantern gearing, track wheel, millstones, pulleys and belts.

The next chapter at a glance:

Where we have a specific look at the pit wheel, the first element inside the mill that will transmit the motor torque to the millstones.