Archive for August 21, 2013
The world of machines, machine parts, and machine parts manufacturing is an intricate one. Here is just a sample of the specialized knowledge necessary in some ordinary mechanical components.
- Industrial Lifting Magnets. As children in school, we all played with magnetism, using the familiar red and silver horseshoe to slide a piece of metal across a table. That particular feat involved applying enough magnetic force to overcome the staying power of friction combined with the ever present vector of gravity. Now imagine removing friction from the equation, using magnetism to completely negate gravity by lifting an object straight up, and increasing the size of the lifted object by about two thousand pounds or more, depending on the magnet. And of course, you need to be able to shut t