Attention FORUM ADMINISTRATOR Request regarding my thread "Energy Converted to Electricity" I seem to have asked the wrong question; and would like to restate my problem in different format but still seeking a conclusion that I can use. Torque Converted to Electricity A piston moves horizontally [at a constant speed] for a distance of 9 feet every six hours. Then it immediately reverses its course and moves in the opposite direction at the same speed for the same distance and time. It repeats this travel every day, without interruption. Every day [24 hours] it makes four trips, each trip covering a distance of nine feet. At all times the WORK [energy] pushing the piston is 27,100 Tons. A metal strip is attached to the side of piston. The metal strip is exposed and lies horizontally from the top end of the piston to the bottom end of the piston; and is exactly equal in length to the piston. Thus, the metal strip rides piggyback [on the side] along with the piston on all of its travels. The exposed side [lateral side] of the piston contains cogs; with the cog teeth protruding toward and interacting with a cogwheel. The initial cogwheel is very large in diameter, but is then geared down to smaller cog wheels until the final wheel is spinning at a high rate of speed and turning the axel of an electrical generator. Is it possible to make even a wild guess as to how much electricity could be manufactured from such a contraption?