Wheel and Axle Information

How Does It Work?

When the force is applied to the wheel in order to turn the axle, force is increased and the distance and speed is decreased. When the force is decreased, the distance and speed are increased.

Characteristics

-Must have a Wheel
-Must have an Axel
-Must have a shaft
-The Wheel must spin with the Axle.

Examples

-Pencil Sharpeners
-Rotary Dial Telephones
-Windwill
-Casters
_Egg Beaters
_Roller Skates
-Door Knobs
-Bikes
-Record Players
-Rolling Pins
-Fan
-Wagon

Disadvantages

Disadvantages of using Wheel/Axle: Your load can slow down depending on how much force is applied.

Advantages

Advantages of using Wheel/Axle: It is easier to push a load, you can move things or people more quickly.