Friction machine

an electrical machine, generating electricity by friction.

See also: Friction

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Tests were performed on wear and friction machine (TE-70, Phoneix Tribology Ltd, UK) with reciprocating ball-on-plate configuration.
Improving fretting resistance of heavily loaded friction machine parts using a modified polymer composition.
The BAM friction machine swings a weight over the explosive to test its reactions to friction.
(8.) Plint & Partners, Operating Instructions, Te 77 High Frequency Friction Machine, Wokingham, Berkshire (1995);
The dual axis friction machine is able to perform a unidirectional test by cycling around a rectangular loop track a sufficistill number of times to induce abrasion.
Moreover, Franklin charged a Leyden jar from the key just as easily as if it were a friction machine. The Leyden jar charged by heavenly electricity behaved precisely as though it had been charged by earthly electricity.
The interest in static electricity produced by Hauksbee's friction machine (see 1706) began to bring about results.
The joint venture will be based at Dudley, which will concentrate on the European market for friction machines.