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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to industrial machinery:


Essence of industrial machinery

* Heavy equipment * Hardware * Industrial process *
Machine A machine is a man-made device that uses power to apply forces and control movement to perform an action. Machines can be driven by animals and people A people is a plurality of person A person (plural people or persons) is a being ...
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Machine tool A machine tool is a machine A machine is a man-made device that uses power to apply forces and control movement to perform an action. Machines can be driven by animals and people A people is a plurality of person A person (plural ...
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Tool A tool is an object that can extend an individual's ability to modify features of the surrounding environment. Although many animals use simple tools, only human beings, whose use of stone tools dates back hundreds of millennia, have been ob ...


Industrial machines

* Agricultural equipment * Assembly line *
Industrial robot An industrial robot is a robot system used for manufacturing. Industrial robots are automated, programmable and capable of movement on three or more axes. Typical applications of robots include robot welding, welding, painting, assembly, Circul ...

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Oil refinery An oil refinery or petroleum refinery is an industrial process plant where crude oil is transformed and refined into useful products such as petroleum naphtha, gasoline, diesel fuel, asphalt base, heating oil, kerosene, liquefied petroleum ...
* Packaging and labeling * Paper mill * Sawmill * Smelter *
Water wheel A water wheel is a machine for converting the energy of flowing or falling water into useful forms of power, often in a watermill. A water wheel consists of a wheel (usually constructed from wood or metal), with a number of blades or buc ...


Industrial processes

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Bessemer process The Bessemer process was the first inexpensive industrial process for the mass production of steel Steel is an alloy of iron with typically a few tenths of a percent of carbon to improve its strength of materials, strength and fracture toug ...
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Food processing Food processing is the transformation of agricultural products into food, or of one form of food into other forms. Food processing includes many forms of processing foods, from grinding grain A grain is a small, hard, dry seed, with or witho ...
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Manufacturing Manufacturing is the Production (economics), production of goods through the use of Work (human activity), labor, machines, tools, and chemical or biological processing or formulation. It is the essence of secondary sector of the economy. The term ...
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Mining Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the Earth, usually from an ore body, lode, vein, seam, reef, or placer deposit. These deposits form a mineralized commodity that is of economic interest to t ...
* Packaging and labeling


History of industrial machinery

* History of agricultural machinery * History of assembly lines * History of the bessemer process * History of heavy equipment * History of industrial robots * History of machines * History of machine tools * History of oil refineries * History of packaging and labeling * History of paper mills * History of smelting * History of water wheels


See also

* Outline of industry


External links

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