A mechanism within a machine or machinery can be defined as any tool used to convert or control motion or transmit control or power. A mechanism modifies input forces and movement into a set of output forces and training that the user desires.

What is an example of a Mechanism?

An excellent example of a mechanism is a seesaw. In a seesaw, motion is transferred evenly across a, providing equal force at each end.

Another example of a mechanism is a lever. Direction, strength, and amount of movement to an object are all controlled by a lever.

More Examples Of Mechanisms

Here are some examples of items that are considered to be mechanisms.

  • Gears and gear trains
  • Belt and chain drives
  • Camandfollowers
  • Linkage
  • Friction devices, including brakes and clutches
  • Structural components, including a frame, fasteners, bearings, springs, lubricants
  • Various elements of a machine, including splines, pins, and keys
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