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Rob2713g
01-30-2008, 11:33 AM
How much power will it take to remove a pin, if 200 pounds of force acts in the perpendicular direction? Would a pneumatic piston work?

s_forbes
01-30-2008, 11:41 AM
Depends on the pin. You'd have to overcome the force of friction, which is the perpendicular force (200lbs in this case) times the coefficient of friction. If you can make the coefficient of friction small (by using slippery materials) then it should not take too much force to pull the pin.

Matt C
01-30-2008, 11:42 AM
Depends on the size of the pin, the material of the pin, the material that the pin is going into, and the shape of the pin.

Qbranch
01-30-2008, 11:49 AM
:yikes: Is this holding back a spring?!

Wow remind me to borrow some hockey gear before i stand by the field this year...

-q

Rob2713g
01-30-2008, 11:51 AM
Yes, we have a spring like force on the other side. I uploaded a pic to CD-media.

Rob2713g
01-30-2008, 12:11 PM
The force pulls to the right along the orange rod/string.
http://www.chiefdelphi.com/media/photos/29966?