Mechanical Components

A mechanical component or a “simple machine” is one that transfers energy from one source to another physically. It is the simplest form of using one thing to accomplish something faster or easier.

Examples of mechanical components include:

  1. Lever,
  2. Wedge,
  3. Pulley,
  4. Wheel and axle,
  5. Screw, and
  6. Inclined plane.

Each of these mechanisms transfers energy using different sources of energy with varying amounts of efficiency. Mechanical devices are the most commonly used in machines steps.