horizontal pendulum

horizontal pendulum

[‚här·ə′zänt·əl ′pen·jə·ləm]
(mechanics)
A pendulum that moves in a horizontal plane, such as a compass needle turning on its pivot.
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It operated like a horizontal pendulum, but, like all the wonderful creations of a Black Country shed, the world's first seismograph was made from whatever was lying around.
will furnish the entire line of conveyor systems including the horizontal pendulum, inverted monorail conveyor (IMC) and paint shop skid systems.
The aiming point of a horizontal pendulum is at the same elevation as the pivot.