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A pulley is a mechanical device that can be used to lift heavily objects more easily. Pulleys consist of a wheel that rotates on an axle—which is a rod through the center of the wheel—and a rope, cable, or chain. There are three main types of pulleys: fixed, movable, and compound.A fixed pulley’s wheel and axle stay in one place. A good example of a fixed pulley is a flag pole: When you pull down on the rope, the direction of force is redirected by the pulley, and you raise the flag.A movable pulley is a pulley that is free to move up and down, and is attached to a ceiling or other object by two lengths of the same rope. Examples of movable pulleys include construction cranes, modern elevators, and some types of weight lifting machines at the gym.The third type of pulley is the compound pulley, which consists of combinations of fixed and movable pulleys.
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Fecha publicación: 12.5.2016
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