A block and tackle is a compact system of pulleys designed to raise heavy loads. The block and tackle system has one cable or rope wound around two separate sets of pulleys. The pulleys of each set rotate freely on the same axle. The upper set is fixed to a support, and the lower set […]
Block and Tackle
Types of pulleys and how they differ in their operation
In this post, we will discuss three types of pulleys, and how they operate, and how they differ in their operation and utilities. The types we will discuss are (1) Fixed Pulleys, (2) Movable Pulleys, (3) the Block and Tackle.