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Is it possible to replicate a motorcycle engine cylinder head?

Is it possible to create a mold of an aluminium motorcycle cylinder head so that you can create an exact replica with melted aluminium?
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Understanding Motor Torque calculations

I have an Aluminium square cross sectional rod of $20mm$ X $20mm$. Length 700mm. At the end of this rod there is a mass of $660$ $g$ attached. My question is what torque do i need to lift this mass up ...
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Why is the Current to Motor less than Motor Rated Current?

I have a motor for a submersible pump with a Rated Current of 8.4A as given in the motor's electrical data. However, when it is running, I record a current of 3.4-3.9A. Is there a fault I am supposed ...
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Need to produce vibration amplitude of 200 um (approx) at natural (resonant) frequency, can be any frequency between 100 to 150 Hz

In order to conduct study, I need to produce controlled vibrations with amplitude (maximum) approx 200 um (micro) at frequency between (100-150) Hz. Vibration amplitude must be controlled with input ...
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Quick return mechanism for spring-loaded screw

Looking for a way to convert rotary motion to linear, but it should take less energy to get back to initial position than when going from initial position to the end position. Specifically, a screw ...
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Measurement of ICE torque

I'm seeking a precise description of engine torque. We talk about torque in terms of the twisting force that the piston exerts on the crankshaft with a radius equivalent of the rod throw. Assume ...
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Correct terminology for a zero turn stator winding on a BLDC?

I'm designing a BLDC motor with some unique geometry constraints (~250mm long, ~45mm diameter with a ~35mm bore down the center) and am considering using straight copper bars carrying high current ...
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Why don't escalators slow down when people get on?

My friend and I were discussing this earlier: why don't escalators slow down when people get on? We are not interested in any fancy schmancy computers that might adjust their speed for capacity/...
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How to attach a cylindrical load to a motor safetly

The project is to rotate a load using a motor with a varying speed between like 2000-10000 rpm. I'm using a flange coupling to attach the cylindrical tube to the motor. Since I will rotate it to high ...
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how to avoid a clash of magnetic charge and electric charge

now I'm working on a project which involves a dc motor and high voltage. I'm developing a machine consists of a motor to rotate a platform disc and high voltage will be applied during the rotation. ...
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Multiple Electric Motors on single shaft to improve efficiency

I am trying to build a super-efficient electric boat. The dilemma I am coming across is this: In normal long range running mode the boat will go at a slow 2.5 knots and only require 400 W power. This ...
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How to couple/connect shaft to disk?

I'm new to part design/mechanical engineering and I have the following question. Blue: steel shaft, 5/8" diameter, connected to a motor Green: aluminum disk, 10" diameter, 1/2" thick, 3" hole Goal: ...
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Establish a controlled rotation on gears

I am a 3d designer trying to build a simple device for my project and I have a problem. As you can see in schema below, point G has weight on it and it needs to be a controlled, vertical rotation. I ...
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Resistor to limit maximum voltage of solar panels

I have two 20W solar panels (each Voc = 22.3, Isc = 1.22) in series connected directly to an axial fan driven by an EC motor (rated voltage 48V). Here the maximum operating voltage when very sunny has ...
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How to control a roller gate using 2 motors - when one fails the other works

There is a gate which is to be controlled by 2 motors, but one should work and when one fails the other should work. AND THE CONTROLLER USED IS A PLC
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How to calculate torque requirement for vehicle with Mecanum wheels?

What are the changes specific to mecanum wheels when calculating torque requirements for a vehicle. I have the data for the vehicles mass, top speed and top acceleration.
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Do wave washers need to be on either end of bearings in double bearing induction motor

I have a typical small electric induction motor given to me in pieces. It has two wave washers which I am told should sit between the bearing and the assembly. I am not sure which bearing needs the ...
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Understanding input shaft torque for a motor without a shaft

I'm looking through this catalog at the motorized rotary tables and it says on page 114 that the maximum input shaft torque is 150 oz-in.The rotary table doesn't have a shaft so I'm confused as to how ...
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Power torque and rotational speed of a not running yet DC motor

If the power $P = C\omega$, so how a DC motor powered by $P = 10\text{ W}$ can work as $\omega$ is of course 0 rad/s at first, because if $\omega = 0$, then $P = C\omega = C\cdot0 = 0$?
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Coupler to connect motor shaft to perpendicular rod/shaft

I have a stepper motor (this one). Its shaft is of type "oval" or whatever, so like a circle but with 2 flat sides. Imagine the motor shaft pointing straight up, in the z-axis. I want a 6-inch rod, ...
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Calculating the proper power of a motor

I'm trying to build a filament extruder with some basic available tools and materials. Simply the main principle of the machine is to insert some amount of plastic raw material ( ABS in our Case ) to ...
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Calculating the torque requirements of the motor for a specific case

I want to use a DC 12/24V motor to rotate an assembly of glass tubes(image attached) through a hollow shaft of 25mm OD and 22mm ID, the shaft is supported on bearings on both the sides(assume minimum ...
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How much could this motor lift and how fast?

How much could this motor lift and how fast? If I connect a belt to its axis about 1cm away or even 10cm away from its tip. Torque: 1.5Nm Peak Torque: 10Nm Power: 9-30A, to 1000W. https://www....
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Stepper motor skipping steps

I'm using two stepper motors (datasheet below) to pan and tilt a platform. The bottom motor spins fine without the breadboard glued to the top platform. However, it behaves unpredictably and skips ...
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What is your best recommendation to optimize the torque/speed relationship of a motor?

I'm a engineering student currently taking Thermodynamics and we have this project for our finals which is a sort of reeling /towing device, the assignment consists in a reeling motor that has to tow ...
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smallest highspeed stepper motors?

In my project I've been using galvo scanners for rotating small mirrors but they seem like an overkill at this point for several reasons: 1) Even though I use the slowest and smallest scanners out ...
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Where is the resistance in my DC hub motor coming from?

I'm designing an electronic speed controller for an electric bike and I recently mounted my wheel and performed some tests. The wheel (an old 24V brushed DC motor) works pretty much exactly how I ...
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How do I calculate the velocity of the piston?

I have a system with a motor connected to the trapezoidal lead screw. The lead screw is connected to the tube which is connected to the piston. The piston has to pump 1000cc oil against a pressure of ...
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Is hall sensor also used in PMSM drive scheme as like used in BLDC motor?

I am little bit curious about, is hall sensor also used in PMSM motor drive? Since in PMSM motor the voltage applied is sinusoidal, all 3 phase are active, so a rotating flux is introduced, which is ...
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Running 220V single phase motor on 240V, and did I burn it?

I have a motor thats rated for 220V single phase. My house has 240V single phase. Im trying to run this motor but it doesn't budge and I don't even hear a hum. I know power is getting to it from ...
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Motors, Horsepower, RPM and Litres per minute

How do I get a rough estimate of how many litres per minute a motor can push?
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Motor coupling connection

I choose an AC motor (IEC) with frame number 71. The key on the shaft of the motor is $5mm,$, $4.23 mm$ and $6 mm$ in diameter. At other hand i cant't find a safety coupling (torque limiter) with ...
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How to regulate torque/RPM on an IWD vehicle

Generally, I'm interested in simple (DIY) electric vehicle design problems. I saw some photos of electric vehicles as in the following pic: or also you could check this youtube video. The vehicle is ...
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How does a two dimensional elevator work?

If you watch this video, you can get a sense of how an elevator can operate in two dimensions. But, what I can't figure out is how it is driven. If you consider a conventional elevator, there is a ...
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DC motor disconnect sensor

Looking for advice on how to turn off a motor when there is an item blocking a sensor. I found an inductive proximity sensor that I think could work. I am trying to make a brass case annealer similar ...
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What is a 10 turn potentiometer

I'm trying to figure out how to construct a CNC XY table, ala this instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Cost-Hobby-Servo-XY-Table/#discuss I'm a noob with mechanical design/mechanical ...
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choosing between v belt and round belt for fast RPM, low torque application

My pulleys are going to be rotated with a 1000-2000 RPM motor, with a constant RPM controlled by a hall effect sensor, there is going to be almost no torque as one of the pulleys just has a 100 gram ...
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How to find required size of AC gear motor for planetary mixing application? [closed]

I want to find a suitable AC or DC gear motor for concrete paste mixing. The application details are given below Material type - concrete paste RPM - 30-200rpm Qty of material - 30Liters Mixing style ...
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How much torque will I need to pull a 2250Kg load?

I need to use this to find a motor that will be able to pull at most 2250 kg at a 1.5 m/s pace. At peak acceleration, I would like this to accelerate at 0.5 m/s2. The area that the load ...
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Pan and tilt mechanism

this is my first project that i am working on. I want to make a IR sensor mount using stepper motors. I seen this on youtube and would like to make a similar design. I plan on using aluminium ...
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Mechanical engineering, Please help me finding the torque and answering other doubts too

Below I attached two BLDC motor commonly used for skate boards, I am confused with the calculation of stall torque for these two motors,What i need to know, What is the maximum weight lifting ...
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a small noiseless motor with accurate RPM control?

What kind of motor is suitable for the below requirements? 2700 rpm, needs to be accurate, not +- few rpms. I think the best approach is to use a hall effect sensor and adjust current/voltage on the ...
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Please Help me Read this Engineering Drawing

I am trying to CAD up a drawing for a plate for this motor to mount to. I figured it would be easy since they provided an mechanical drawing, but I have never seen one like this before. Can you please ...
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How do I connect a plate to a D-cut shaft?

i'm trying to connect a D-cut shaft to a plate for transmission of torque This is the motor that i am using with a 'diameter' of 4.5+/-.1mm My first question is whether I can use 5mm circular ...
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Choose a DC Motor for a skateboard

My body weight and that of the skateboard is $M = 90\text{ kg}$ I want to move 10 meters in 4 seconds. $$\begin{align} x(t) &= (at^2)/2 \\ x(4) &= (a\cdot4^2)/2 = 10 \\ &= a\cdot16/2 = ...
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Are all motors controlled with G-Code?

So I have laser cutter. And I am thinking about buying a control unit (this one, to be exact). But my concern here is the following: If the input DXF file contains splines, they will be converted to ...
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What thread could this camera motor be?

Firstly, I am sorry that the title of this question isn't helpful. I have bought these motors for a project: 5V 7mm 2 Phase 4 Wire Stepper Motor I assumed that the 1.7mm diameter threaded shaft ...
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precision positional control needed for shifting position of lenses

Looking for a way to shift a 30mm lens in two axis perpendicular to another lens. The lens is for shifting a video projection up, down, left, right. Basically what you will find in tilt-shift camera ...
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Meaning of O-slash in data sheet about gear diameter?

I have this data sheet for a stepper motor: The pitch diameter of the pinion attached to it is listed as "Ø6". What unit is this? Looking at the wikipedia page for Ø it seems like this is just a ...
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Water pump location

I am using a 1HP pump to move water from a ground tank to overhead tanks that are at 30 feet height. The pipe is 1 inch. Motor is currently exposed and open and I would like to know if I can move ...