Category: Motor

Stepper Motor Calculator

Stepper Motor Calculator Maximum Current (Imax) Amps (A) Amps Voltage Volts (V) Volts Stepper Motor Inductance (L) milliHenry (mH) mH Steps Per Revolution Steps Steps Results Maximum Power Watts Minimum Time per Step ms Maximum Speed revolutions/second A stepper motor is simply an electromechanical device that converts electrical power into mechanical power. It is a…

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Torque Conversion Calculator: What is Torque and how is it Calculated?

Torque Conversion Calculator Newton-meters Foot-pounds Inch-pounds Newton-meters Foot-pounds Inch-pounds What is Torque?   Torque is a measure of the force which can make an object rotate about an axis. In linear kinematics, the force causes an object to accelerate linearly, similarly, torque is what causes an object to acquire an angular acceleration. It’s a vector quantity,…

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Hardware Comparison: Allen Bradley Servo Motor Selection Guide

Today’s motion control systems require motors that do many different things, such as precise positioning or controlled torque. Servo motors allow for better control of these conditions by allowing a high rpm spin at low torque yet slowing down and increasing torque as states require.   With position sensors, encoders, and gearing, microcontrollers can sense the actual…

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Hardware Comparison: MPL Servo Motor Selection Guide

Motion control sits at the heart of most manufacturing and warehousing applications.  With accurate motion control, system designers can create closed loop, efficient systems that optimize performance across a wide range of industries.  One common requirement for many systems is for low inertia servo motors. Depending on the final product or application, low inertia servo…

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