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Considerable development has been done by some authors of this paper towards development of manufacturing process units energized by Human Powered Flywheel Motor (HPFM) as an energy source. This machine system comprises three sub systems namely HPFM, Torsionally Flexible Clutch (TFC) and A Process Unit. Process unit so far tried are mostly rural based such as brick making machine (both rectangular and keyed cross sectioned), low head water lifting, wood turning, wood strips cutting, etc. HPFM comprises pedalling system similar to bicycle, a speed rising gear pair and a flywheel big enough such that a young lad of 21-25 years, 165cm height, slim structure can pump energy around 30,000 N-m in minutes time.