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Offline DarekTopic starter

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Motor load
« on: March 18, 2013, 12:09:14 PM »
Hi Everyone:

I need to determine the load on an electric motor.  Any standard way to do this?  I want the piston to push on something and then release, over and over.  Can I purchase a tool that I can attach to the something and have it show me what force was needed to obtain the push?  Sort of like a scale to measure weight, but something that is very sensitive, as the force required isn't too great.


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Offline waltr

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Re: Motor load
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2013, 06:43:08 PM »
Can you position the 'object' that needs 'pushing' to be in a vertical pulling down position?
If so then hang small weights until it moves as much as you need. Then calculate the force from the weights and gravity (reference a first semester Physics text).

Offline DarekTopic starter

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Re: Motor load
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2013, 07:32:51 PM »
Yes, I can do that.  Holy shit, good suggestion.  Thanks.


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