I would like some help defining the specification of my motor, as I have little experience in this field. I've tried researching through Google, but the information is insufficient or unrelated.
The projects involves horizontal movement of a platform with a load of up to 10kg along at a speed of 10mm/sec. As you can see this is a large load and very low speed. The movement has to be pretty smooth. I'm unsure how to specify this when searching for motors (I think it's referred to as jitter). I have yet to decide on the sliding mechanism if it will be using wheels or just gliding on a cylindrical rail, but I'll be trying to minimise the coefficient of friction to reduce the motors force needed.
So I was wondering if anyone can help me identify the key properties of a motor so it provides very smooth movement? Or if people have experience designing supporting components to the system and why I should focus on that aspect instead of the motor.