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sizing a motor

sizing a motor

sizing a motor

Hi All,
I have to size a motor for a rotary device (a drum). The drum has a normal force applied to it. What would be the best way to size a motor for such a system?

Thank you.

RE: sizing a motor

Evaluate all of the various torque needs -

acceleration torque - what is the mass moment of inertia of the system and how fast does the system need to get up to steady-state speed?

operating torque - how far off of normal is the force application, will this create a torque need? How is the force applied to the drum - with a roller? What sort of interface forces are created tangentially? Deformation torque - will the applied force deform the drum? Bearing frictional torque, including seals. Misalignment torque.

RE: sizing a motor

Second what dvd mentioned. Look at the torque required to operate the device in a steady-state (or at least minimally transient) condition. Then look at the acceleration time/torque requirement. Then look at whether the application requires constant or variable speed - and how does the required load torque change with that speed?

Constant torque applications will (usually) require a somewhat higher nameplate power rating compared to variable torque designs to provide sufficient mass to handle the thermal issues inherent to the operation.

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RE: sizing a motor

I tried finding the torque for the motor, just want to make sure if this makes sense.

The wheel is being pushed to the drum with a force, the drum is 3-4 times bigger in diameter compared to the wheel.

I did T= F*perpendicular distance.

I am using the radius of the drum, because the wheel is pushing on the drum, does this make sense.

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