Wedges offer the ideal solution for separating, holding and prising materials or objects across a wide variety of industrial applications. Wedges are available in many varieties and at RS we stock long and short. The advantage length has a trade-off between the output force over the applied length. So a shorter wedge would need a greater force to be implemented, but therefore over a shorter distance.
How do wedges work?
Wedges work by creating an opening from which to start using other tools that couldn't be used. Wedges can be used for many applications such as lifting, spreading, dismantling, adjusting and alignment.