Equipment - Term Overview

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An equipment is a tool made with the purpose of making it easier and easier to carry out a mechanical task or activity that must be carried out with the correct application of energy and force.

The equipments are usually composed of resistant materials such as iron, in this way they are more durable and even facilitate various types of both mechanical and craft work.

There is a great diversity of equipments and each of them fulfills one or more functions, because generally, although in principle they are intended to be used for a specific activity, they can also be used in different tasks.

The equipments have been made by humans since prehistoric times, from the simplest equipments to the most complex and modern known today in order to facilitate various tasks.

Mechanical equipments work through electrical energy and / or motor or machine and perform much more complex tasks than manual tools and are generally used in construction or in various types of repair.

Examples of mechanical equipments

There is a large number of mechanical equipments, we will list here some examples:

- The assembly equipments are those that are used either to tighten or loosen an object, generally screws. These include screwdrivers and various types of hand wrenches.

- The clamping equipments are used to hold pieces including pliers and tweezers.

- The striking equipments are those that are employed just to hit something, like the hammer and mallet.

- The joining and measuring equipments are used in more complex jobs and with which people must be more cautious in their use, among these are welding machines and soldering irons.

- The cutting equipments are used just to cut objects in different parts as needed. Among them are manual or mechanical saws, chisels, scissors, among others.

- The mark-making equipments those used to measure proportions, for example the game square, compass, rules, meters, among others.

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