Origin of handwheel
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The carriage is then moved against a positive stop by means of the handwheel.
The ram can then be adjusted quickly to any required height by the handwheel seen at the left.
One well-known type of power press is driven by a belt, and the downward pressure of the ram is controlled by a handwheel.
Handwheel E is geared with the cam-shaft on which the star wheel is mounted, so that the feeds may be changed by hand if desired.