Abstract: A generator or motor apparatus having a stator formed of a plurality of pairs of parallel stator segments is provided The pairs of parallel segments are connected together to form a channel in which an annular rotor moves The annular rotor also comprises a plurality of detachable segments connected together to form an annular tram operable to move through said channel Each stator segment comprises a stator winding set and each rotor segment comprises a magnet dimensioned to fit between the parallel spaced apart stator segments The apparatus may include a support structure, the rotor segments being slidably coupled to the support structure and the stator segments being attached to the support structure The apparatus may be a rim generator, wind turbine generator or other electrical machine The stator winding set includes a stator winding, and may include other electrical or electronic components, including possibly a power factor capacitor, direct current filtering capacitor, supercapacitor, and one or more di
Abstract: There is disclosed a load binder device (10) for tightening, a load, for example during transport on a truck. The device is connected to hooks (80, 102) for securement to suitable anchor points and has an actuating lever (20) and lashing wheels 40. The actuating lever includes a pushing plate (32) which engages ratchet teeth (41) of the lashing wheels to rotate them. A stop plate (56) engages with the ratchet teeth and allows the lashing wheels to be rotated to tighten the load but prevents the wheels from rotating in an opposite direction to release the load. The actuating lever can be released from the lashing wheels by lifting the pushing plate and can be moved into an unlocking position in which cam-like lobes (24), forming part of the lever, force the locking plate into a disengagement position for releasing the lashing wheels to allow the load to be released.