Mechanical Advantage of a Pulley Calculator

When the small input force applied on a machine increases the magnitude of the output force, it produces mechanical advantage. Pulley is a wheel on a shaft used for the movement of a belt along its circumference. The movement can be forward or backward in order to lift an object. This online calculator is used to find the mechanical advantage of pulleys.

When the small input force applied on a machine increases the magnitude of the output force, it produces mechanical advantage. Pulley is a wheel on a shaft used for the movement of a belt along its circumference. The movement can be forward or backward in order to lift an object. This online calculator is used to find the mechanical advantage of pulleys.

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Formula:

MA = 2 * n Mechanical Advantage in Single Pulley
Mechanical Advantage in Single Pulley
Mechanical Advantage in Multiple Pulley
Mechanical Advantage in Multiple Pulley
Where, MA = Mechanical Advantage of Pulley n = Number of Movable Pulleys Feffort = Force / Effort put for Load Fload = Pulley Load

Example:

Mechanical Advantage of a Pulley

If the number of pulleys is 6, then
MA = 6 *2
MA = 12


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