Needle beam


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needle beam

[′nēd·əl ‚bēm]
(civil engineering)
A temporary member thrust under a building or a foundation for use in underpinning.

Needle beam

A steel beam used to support an existing structure while it is being repaired, or to provide support when moving a structure, or when removing a portion of the wall below the beam; usually installed by removing a section of the wall or area, and inserting it into position.

needle beam

A crossbeam supporting a load; used in underpinning foundation walls; attached to columns at its ends, clear of the existing footing.
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Charlotte, NC, for its "Hyperpunch" needleloom, which uses elliptical needle beam kinematics to move the needle in running direction of the material during penetration.
The product uses elliptical needle beam kinematics to move the needle in running direction of the material during penetration.
The needle board then fits into the needle beam that holds the needle board into place.
The basic elements of a needlepunch machine (needleloom) consist of a web feeding mechanism, a needle beam with a needle board and needles, a stripper plate, a bed plate, and a fabric take-up mechanism.