A machine that changes that changes mechanical energy into electrical energy.


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PHASE MODIFIER

Machine whose chief purpose is to supply leading or lagging reactive volt-amperes to the system to which it is connected; may be either synchronous or asynchronous.

PERCUSSION DRILL

A drilling machine usually using compressed air to drive a piston that delivers a series of impacts to the shank end of a drill rod or steel and attached bit.

PELLETIZER

A machine for cutting bulk plastic into pellets, suitable for use as feedstock, either from solidified polymer at the end of the manufacturing process or from the molten polymer as it emerges from the die.

PART PROGRAMMING

The planning and specification of the sequence of steps or events in the operation of a numerically controlled machine tool.

PAIRING ELEMENT

Either of two machine parts connected to permit motion.

OROGRAPH

A machine that records both distance and elevations as it is pushed across land surfaces; used in making topographic maps.

NET LOAD CAPACITY

The weight of a material that can be handled, without failure, by a machine or process plus the weight of the container or device.

NEGATIVE FEEDBACK

Feedback in which a portion of the output of a circuit, device, or machine is fed back 180 out of phase with the input signal, resulting in a decrease of amplification so as to stabilize the amplification with respect to time or frequency, and a reduction in distortion and noise. Also known as inverse feedback; reverse feedback; stabilized feedback.

MOVABLE PLATEN

The large platen at the back of an injection-molding machine to which the back half of the mold is fastened.

MORTISING MACHINE

A machine employing an auger and a chisel to produce a square or rectangular mortise in wood.

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