Mechanical devices are designed to produce necessary movements that help to facilitateour lives and enable us to work more efficiently.The four types of movements are:
– straight line motion
– circular motion
– forward and backward motion along a straight line
– forward and backward motion along an arc
Can you think of mechanical devices that incorporate the movements listed above?
A mechanism is usually considered as a ‘
’, which produces an
movement or force, from a given
movement or force.
Mechanical systems are used to convert one type of movement at the
to a differenttype of movement at the
.A glue stick, for example, uses a screwthread to convert the rotary movementof the knob into the linear movement of the glue.