Sentence Examples


  • At the head of the plane is mounted a drum or sheave, and around it passes a rope, one end of which is attached to the loaded cars at the top, the other to the empty cars at the foot.
  • The loaded train is coupled to the main rope, and to the rear end is attached the tail-rope; which reaches to the end of the line, passing there around a large grooved sheave and thence back to the engine.
  • In the endless rope system the rope runs from a grip wheel on the driving engine to the end of the line, round a return sheave, and thence back to the engine.
  • To prevent excessive bending stresses the diameter of drum and sheave must bear a proper ratio to that of the rope.
  • Arrived at the farther sheave C, the now cool pigs are dumped into a railway car.

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