Machinery is the general term for machines and institutions.
The word machine is derived from the Greek Machine and the Latin Machina. The earliest “machine” is defined as the ancient Roman architect Vitruvius in his book “Ten Books on Architecture”, which is mainly used for moving heavy objects. It is different from tools: “There seems to be the following difference between machine (machine) and tool (organon).
That is to say, machinery is produced by most manual labor and great power, such as heavy ballistas and grape presses. The tools are handled carefully by an operator to achieve their goals, such as scorpion light ballistas or unequal circular spiral devices. Therefore, tools and machinery are indispensable for use.
The situation we are facing is the globalization of the economy and the market, the fierce competition, the individualization and facilitation of demand, the diversification of relevant stakeholders, and the rapid development of science and technology. This requires us to scientifically and accurately predict the future and respond quickly. Only in this way can we maintain the formed advantages and catch up with the advanced.
Humanistic care and sustainable development have become the concept of technological innovation in the industry. As an extension of human’s own capabilities, construction machinery has been developing together with the progress of human civilization. With the advancement of science and technology, human beings’ continuous pursuit of quality of life and emphasis on dignity have raised many new issues for the development of construction machinery.