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Low RPM high Torque Motor with enough power to rotate 30 pounds? 
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Feb611, 10:43 PM

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Hi, I'm working on an engineering project and I need to get a 30pound base to rotate at speeds between 6 rotations per hour and possibly 1 rotation per hour.
Does anyone know where to get such a motor, or if it is even possible? Can anyone think of a better more efficient way of doing this task? Thanks! 


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Feb611, 11:37 PM

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30 lbs? That's all?
16 rph? That's VERY slow. Not sure why there is any problem. A "winch" motor comes to mind, as it can be very slow. Cheap and widely available for less than $100. 


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Feb611, 11:40 PM

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for the winch motor, what kind of power source do I attach it to?



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Feb611, 11:43 PM

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Low RPM high Torque Motor with enough power to rotate 30 pounds?
DC. Car battery.
In your case, the load is so low that a very small car battery would work just fine. Edit: Of course, with such a low current load, a simple AC/DC converter rated to your specs will work as well, with the benifit of just plugging it into your AC wall outlet. 


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