Recent Examples of flywheel from the Web
Pushing it to two-thirds fires up the flywheels and starts the minigun rotation.
Amazon’s impact could be like when the Clinton Foundation moved into New York City’s Harlem in 2001, giving a hard push to a flywheel of renewal.
How can this be good for the longevity of the starting components: battery, starter, solenoid, flywheel, etc.?
The flywheel, coupled with wind, hydro and battery power, can handle even the biggest bump in demand from the crane, Scott said.
But at times of low-energy demand, that flywheel can be sped back up again.
In an unusual arrangement, costs of the flywheel were shared between the electric association, the city and Matson Lines, the shipping company operating the new crane.
When energy is drawn off the flywheel to provide electricity to a system, the rotor slows down.
In some big cities the flywheel is turning, generating profits, the firm has said, while acknowledging that these are still fragile.
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A heavy wheel attached to a rotating shaft, a flywheel smooths out delivery of power from a motor to a machine. The inertia of the flywheel moderates fluctuations in the speed of the engine and stores the excess energy for intermittent use. In automobile engines, the flywheel smooths out the pulses of energy provided by combustion in the cylinders, and provides energy for the compression stroke of the pistons. In power presses, the punching, shearing, and forming are done in a fraction of the operating cycle. During the rest of the cycle, the speed of the flywheel is built up by a comparatively low-powered motor, and most of the required energy for the cycle is provided by the flywheel.
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