I am developing an application with an auger in which this auger will be pushing balls up a tube. I am assuming this is working much like a worm gear. The weight of the balls equals about .5 lbs but I would like to have 2.5lbs of pressure applied to them. The auger will be powered by a DC motor and I need to figure out the torque rating needed for this motor to push this kind of weight in inch pounds. The motor needs to spin at 1500-1800 RPM if that is helpful. Does anyone have a formula or formulas for calculating something like this? The auger spec drawing is located at Please detail your formula if you have one.
Thanks a ton!
Thanks a ton!