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Scissors Jack lift calculation

  1. Oct 15, 2014 #1
    What formula would I use to calculate the lift force of a Jack Screw
    when I know the force exerted on the linear screw? It would be similar to the Jack used to lift a car.
     
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  3. Oct 15, 2014 #2

    billy_joule

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    If you fill out the homework template and post in homework section you'll have a much better chance of getting help.

    The car jack is a very common example you'll find in nearly all mechanical engineering design textbooks. Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design is a good one.

    Searching the PF forum "scissor jack" will net you 46 threads about the topic.
     
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