Questions tagged [motors]

Questions regarding motors. All types of motors, their gearboxes, how to drive an electrical motor etc.

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Secure loads to gearbox shafts

I have a sculpture that is designed to rotate over 3 axes at max. 30RPM and is mounted on an aluminium disc. My plan is to use 3 of these geared steppers and secure the sculpture to the Z-axis shaft, ...
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What is the fastest possible slot car

What is the fastest possible slot car one can build? What are the limiting factors? Obviously, we have to require that the motor is aboard the car and that it's propelled by the wheels (we don't want ...
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Is having a keyway in aluminium for 30Nm a bad idea?

I'm designing an aluminium shaft hub for a 16mm keyed shaft with a maximum torque of 30Nm. However, stress analysis tells me that the keyway can suffer too much stress: If my understanding is correct,...
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Could you use anything as a fuel source for an engine or motor, if it's designed to use that specific type of fuel?

By anything I don't mean to put some random liquid in a car engine, but is it possible to design and build an engine or motor that could use something like tea or orange juice for it's fuel? I know it ...
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How to connect a motor shaft to a plate

I'm trying to drive an aluminium plate using a motor via a 20mm-wide 2mm-thick stainless steel tube. The tube is driven by a 6mm motor shaft via a pulley and the torque will be around 5Nm at most. Is ...
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What signals are expected on the connectors for this 12V Volkswagen Scirroco wiper motor circuit

EDIT: added a picture of a very similar unit. I picked up a used VW rear? wiper motor that I want to use for a simple motion experiment. Having no idea how to power the thing I popped open the case ...
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How to connect Arduino to brushless motor through only 1 digital pin

I know how to connect motor to Arduino with 3 wires: 5v, digital pin and ground. As I know only digital wire need to control "speed control" of my motor. So, if my Arduino connected to computer and it ...
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Does AC consume more electricity if it is showing less current?

A air conditioner has label 9 amp of current and 2000 Watt. But in actual reading it is showing 7 amp.(may be due to any fault, i.e. low Gas in compressor) Does it consume more electricity or less ...
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What are the characteristics of a motor that will generate current and is powered by a 30 cc, 2-stroke small engine?

Problem: I am trying to hobby-build a generator using a (old, working, throw-away gas, yard blower) 30 cc, 2-stroke engine. The 2-stroke engine will spin a motor and I want the motor to generate DC ...
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Why would a specfication for a motor require that overtemperature protection be realized by modeling heat generation and not with an embedded sensor?

I'm reading the procurement documents for the R211 railcar contract, which is for electric multiple unit subway cars designed for rapid transit applications in New York City. The railcar's propulsion ...
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Calculating force transferred from pinion gear to rack

I am really challenged as I need to fit a bunch of motors in a 6" box acting as linear actuators. I was looking for linear actuators (most I found were brushed DC) at first but the ones I found that ...
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Basic intuition for motor torque

when shopping on digi-key or other electronics distributor, I can see the Torque - Holding spec, given in oz-in and mNm. I understand Nm in a torque context when the force is applied as a lever at a ...
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What kinds of electric motors can produce a lot of power at low RPM?

Are there electric motors that can produce a lot of power at low RPM? Why couldn't a motor produce as much power as needed if you give it enough voltage? Why would an electric motor be able to produce ...
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BLDC Motor underwater ; weird behaviour

I recently was riding my e-bike (with a bldc hub motor) and decided to cool the motor (it -the stator- was approx 100-150 celcius I think) in the river. The controller is on the top of the bike and ...
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Using Integral gain for motor positioning

I'm struggling to see how Integral gain is used for motor positioning. Suppose we have an AC motor (with a 2048PPR encoder on the shaft) connected to a winch which drives an object forwards and ...
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What's a simple machine to lift and drop a 100 lbs weight repeatedly using an electric motor?

Essentially I have a 100 lbs. pile driver with an eyelet for lifting it on top. (It's on rails) I want to set up and automated machine to lift and drop the driver at a variable pace. Preferably I ...
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Modeling the torque of a real motor

I am trying to control a real inverted pendulum by means of a DC motor, for this I must model the torque of the motor, the work I've done in this direction is the following (which I believe is right): ...
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Running a well pump rated for 230V on 208V power

I have a well with a 1.5 HP pump. The pump is rated for 240V input. At the moment, the only nearby available power is 4-wire 208Y 3phase. I am considering connecting two of the three phases to the ...
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how to determine how much speed a motor will produce under load?

I am working on a one-wheel project, I would like to use an electric go kart motor chain driven to a 30 cm diameter wheel and get 90 kg at least 13 m/s with an acceleration of 3 m/s2, I ...
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Given a BLDC motor with one shaft, where should I attach my encoder?

I have recently purchased an ODrive servo controller made for hobby BLDC motors. Since I had a BLDC motor at home, I did not purchase a dual shaft motor when I got the ODrive. My question is if I ...
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Determine if car is moving forward or backward

I would like to know if there is someway i can figure out if the car wheel is rotating in clockwise or anticlock wise direction. Im working on a project which determines if car rolled back on a hill ...
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Motor with Water Pump Through Shaft?

I am attempting to drive a device with a motor, but also require water input. Is there such a device that serves as both a drive motor with a water pump through the motor's shaft? In essence, it ...
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Wobbling DC motor head

I have used 250 watt DC motor, for DIY electric potters wheel. Motor rated with RPM 3300 and geared reduction to 330 RPM. The issue I am facing is wobbling of the motor head. This issue is with the ...
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What motor torque specs that is suited for a horizontal to vertical 90 degree lift?

I have this simple design to lift an access door, but I am looking for the motor specs to do this heavy duty job. This is a simple design, I have added some information of the time, length of the part ...
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Design Input: Rotary motion to Linear motion, What system should I choose?

I am posting this here because of the multidisciplinary knowledge needed to tackle this issue. Problem: I have to make an electromechanical device that is required to have controllable (downward) ...
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Axis connection types

Complete hobbyist here. I have two questions I have a problem figuring out. I have hard time finding information about axis and types of connections they have. For example take this worm gear reducer: ...
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how do you calculate viscocity from torque arm load cell measurements?

I have a piece of company developed equipment that uses a pot mounted on a rotating base plate with a 0.15m torque arm and load cell, a mixing paddle is used to stir the mixture while the controller ...
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How to calculate the torque created by a rotating motor?

I have watched this video where the speaker explained how the vertical spin of a quadcopter is stabilized, and how it could be unstabilized to make the drone rotate. Here is a screenshot of the video,...
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Stepper motor speed control problem

For brushless DC motors we have hall sensors to keep track of rotor; however, for stepper motor we don't know the actual position of the rotor and therefore while changing pulses with some speed it ...
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Shaft Design for Motor Test Rig

I want to design a shaft for a motor test rig. The motor and generator are 48V and 1.5kW and the maximum torque produced by the motor is 18Nm. RPM varies from 2900-3100. What shall be my next steps? I ...
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Motor shaft mounting with clamps and bushings

If I'm in the wrong section of stack exchange, please help me go to the right place. I am trying to find out if this combination of motor shaft and clamps will work out. I found these clamps/...
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Is it possible to have the load cell signal as feedback to the servo drive of the servo motor?

In my project, I have to control the linear motion in one of the two modes. It will be either in position control or load control. for the displacement control, The servo motor takes the quadrature ...
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Real life example of motor/piston involving an isoterm process?

So I am involved in an introductory course in mathematics for pilots. I have the following problem I would like to give them, as it can be a practical application of integration However, does there ...
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AC Motor On/OFF Control using SSR instead of contactor

I would like to control a 1-phase 3HP motor using a SSR ( the reason being, I need to switch it on/off using a signal (0-5VDC). Are normal SSRs (ex:Fotek 40A model) capable of handling the starting ...
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Designing A Freely Spinning Object

I'm doing a project that involves spinning up a (roughly) 2.28 kg object to 5000 rpm (via a DC motor) and then letting it continue rotating under its own influence (without any more input from the ...
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Attaching Gear onto Motor

I want to attach a 12 toothed spur gear with a bore diameter of 6mm onto the shaft of this motor (6mm diameter). How would I go about doing this? From what I see, the shaft is smooth so is my only ...
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What will happen if we place a couple of separate, small stators around a long rotor instead of 1 large stator around a short rotor?

My original theoretical consideration was using the electric motor's rotor as drive shaft in a car. It led me to this question: "What will happen if we place a couple of separate, small stators around ...
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Sizing an AC Servo Motor for lifting pallets

I am trying to size a servo motor and my basic physics and math is so rusted that I can't figure out how to go about it? The scenario is as follows: I need to lift an object in the vertical direction ...
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Impact of Gearbox on Motor Inertia

If you consider a motor attached to a spur gearbox with a reduction ratio of say $r=50:1$ which is then back-driven so that the motor acts as a generator, what would be the effective moment of inertia ...
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Reading Motor Datasheet

I'm doing my first machine design for a project and I have a Honda GX160 combustion motor which has the following specs for power and speed: I'd like to use 0.24 HP at 2000 rpm. Is this possible? Or ...
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Etymology of the term "journal bearing"

Typically the word "journal" refers to a collection of written records, experiences, or transactions. However, there is a common type of bearing known as a sleeve bearing, radial bearing, or journal ...
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Calculating optimal angle on a rolling pulley wheel, which holds weight, on a horizontal cable

The 40 kg load on the rope accelerates from 0 to 50km / h in 6 seconds. The rope is tightened with a force of 500kg while the whole assembly is on it. The middle pulley is driven by a dc motor. I ...
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Why large industrial units combine induction and synchronous motors?

We usually use induction motors to turn electrical energy to mechanical, however synchronous motors are the machines on the other side of the grid (generation). A week ago we had a student visit to ...
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How can I model a hysteresis curve from data?

I have the task of modeling the current to torque mapping for a given motor. I have an experimental set up where I can retrieve current, torque pairs. Now my initial approach was to model the ...
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Delta Robot: Torque and Motor Sizing

Question: Is 56 Nm enough torque for a delta robot with the below dimensions and specs? If not, what would be the minimum torque needed? Thank you in advance for your help. I am working on a rotary ...
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The optical encoder resolution

The optical encoder has a code wheel with a single track of slots and two photodetectors. The photodetectors are positioned so that they produce signals with a 90 degree phase difference. I want to ...
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How to rotate the blade?

I have developed a design for a river cleaning machine which can cut and collect weeds. The problem which is facing is how to rotate the circular blade which is attached in front of the machine. I ...
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Does a motor suffer damage when resistance to the intended motion is met?

I'd like to create something similar to a hydraulic press. I know I need some sort of motor, but I was curious about a fundamental question about motors when used in a system where the force required ...
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how to calculate required torque and rpm to through a 160 gram cricket ball horizontally at 160km/h velocity?

I am going to design a bowling machine. In this design, I'm going to use two motors that are being placed vertically and their shaft are attached with two horizontal identical wheels with a space of ...
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DC Inverter motor AC utilization category

I am looking at specs of an air conditioner unit. It uses DC inverter technology and maximum current listed as 21.5A So are DC inverter motors considered resistive or inductive? What utilization ...

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