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With the combination of a small number of people + software + servers and robots
We are promoting a new era of company management.
We hope to share part of this process with you in this corner.

Representative Director Yoichi Yamane

May 20, 2024

Leverage to Reduce Power

In business, we often hear the term leverage.

Leverage = the principle of leverage, which is mainly used in the sense of a mechanism in which a small force moves a large object.

However, there are about three actual principles of leverage, the familiar ones are as follows.

Teko (leverage)
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Type 1 lever
If the force point is on the right, the order is "action point, fulcrum, force point" from left to right.

It is a typical type of trowel and has been used to move huge stones and other objects since ancient times.

Tools that use this type of leverage to move large objects with small force include nail pullers, Western scissors, can openers, and radio pliers.

A mechanism for moving small objects fast and large is trebuchet.

The falling weight allows the stone projectile to be thrown at high speed, but the weight must be several to several dozen times heavier than the stone projectile.

Type 2 lever
This is the case where the action point is placed in the center and the force point and fulcrum are on the outside. If the force point is placed on the left side, the order is "force point, action point, fulcrum" from the left.

Tools used with great force using this method include bottle openers, nutcrackers, crab crackers, hole punches, and empty can crushers.

Type 3 lever
If the left side is the point of action, the order is "point of action, point of force, fulcrum" from left to right.

A small motion applied at the force point becomes a large motion at the point of action.

In return, this type of leverage transmits a force less than the force applied.

Tools using this type of leverage include tweezers, tongs, handheld staplers, chopsticks, and Japanese scissors.


The third interesting point is that tweezers and chopsticks are indeed useful tools, even though they provide only a smaller force than the force applied.

In other words, the principle of leverage is not just about making it bigger, but it is used to exert power locally by concentrating it, even if it is weaker in some cases.

Create an autonomous system that successfully narrows down useful information from the endless stream of information being generated one after another.

Although it may seem paradoxical (from the perspective of the degree of information disorder = entropy), this is also a great and invisible leverage.