Work-Energy-Power-Force

Winch and Hoist Application Guidelines


Work accomplishes a change in position of a body against resistance.

Energy is the capacity for work and it can be defined as "stored work." Work and energy have the same unit of measurement which is the foot-pound - the work or energy required to move a body 1 ft against a resistance of 1 lb.

Power is the rate of doing work, or P=W/T.

Force is the cause which changes or tends to change the motion of one body relative to another. For example, attraction, repulsion, push, pull, effort, thrust, resistances, load, pressure, etc.


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