Single slider crank mechanism is a modification of the four bar chain. Single slider crank chain consists of one sliding pair and three turning pairs. This type of mechanism converts rotary motion into reciprocating motion.
Inversions of single slider crank mechanism are as follows
- Pendulum pump or Bull engine
- Oscillating cylinder engine
- Rotary internal combustion engine or Gnome engine.
- Crank and slotted lever quick return motion mechanism
- Whitworth quick return motion mechanism.