10 Wheel & Axle Simple Machines Examples in Everyday Life
A wheel and axle machine is an arrangement of a round disc and a cylindrical rod in such a way that the disc covers the rod from the outside. Depending on the nature of the effort or the force applied to the wheel or the axle, the load gets deformed in shape or gets displaced from its position. A wheel and axle simple machine represents a type of lever where the axle acts as the fulcrum or the balance point. The first wheel and axle simple machine was a type of potter’s wheel introduced by the people of Mesopotamia around 3500 B.C.