The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to machines:
Machine - mechanical system that provides the useful application of power to achieve movement. A machine consists of a power source, or engine, and a mechanism or transmission for the controlled use of this power. The combination of force and movement, known as power, is an important characteristic of a machine.
The mathematical tools for the analysis of movement in machines:
Movement in a machine is controlled by mechanism elements that the shape forces and movement and structural elements that support these mechanisms.
|Clock||Atomic clock, Watch, Pendulum clock, Quartz clock|
|Compressors and pumps||Archimedes' screw, Eductor-jet pump, Hydraulic ram, Pump, Trompe, Vacuum pump|
|Conveyor systems||Conveyor belt||Treadmill|
|Conveyor transport||Escalator, Moving walkway|
|Electronic machines||Computing machines||Calculator, Computer|
|Electronic components||Transistor, Diode, Capacitor, Resistor, Inductor|
|Engines||Heat engine: external combustion||Steam engine, Stirling engine|
|Heat engine: internal combustion||Reciprocating engine, Wankel engine, Jet engine, Rocket, gas turbine|
|Turbine engines||Gas turbine, Jet engine, Steam turbine, Water turbine, Wind generator, Windmill (Air turbine)|
|Power tools||Machine tools||Broaching machine, Drill press, Gear shaper, Hobbing machine, Hone, Lathe, Milling machine, Shaper, Planer, Stewart platform mills, Grinders|
|Hand-held power tools||Belt sander, Ceramic tile cutter tile saw, Chainsaw, Circular saw, Concrete saw, Diamond blade, Diamond tools, Disc sander, Drill, Heat gun, Impact wrench, Jigsaw, Nail gun (Electric and Battery as well as Powder Actuated), Powder-actuated tools, Random orbital sander, Rotary tool (such as Dremel), Sander, Wood router, Trimmer|
|Other||Air compressor, Bandsaw, Belt sander, Biscuit joiner, cold metal-cutting saw, Crusher, Disc sander, Jointer, Radial arm saw, Random orbital sander, Sander, Steel cut-off saw, Table saw, Thickness planer, Wood router, grinder|
|Robotics||Robot||ASIMO, Industrial robot, Robotic arm|
|Simple machine - There are only 3 fundamental machines, with 4 variations, for a total of 7 simple machines||#1- Lever. #2- Inclined Plane (with variations 4- screw and 5- wedge); and #3- Wheel (includes axle), which is the base for 6-pulley and 7-gear. A screw is a combination of a wheel and an inclined plane. A gear is a combination of a wheel and a lever.
Note: The hydraulic ram or pump can be considered a type of lever in that it multiplies force as does a mechanical level. As it does require manufacture with close tolerances or seals, it is debatable whether it qualifies as "simple".
|Vehicles||Man powered vehicles||Bicycle, Pedalo|
|Powered vehicles||Car, Train, Airplane, Ship|
|Miscellaneous||Vending machine, Wind tunnel|