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Force required to rotate spindle.

  1. Sep 26, 2012 #1
    I am working on a six sigma project to reduce endbreaks in Beaming (textile). I am trying to find a device to measure the force required to rotate a spindle. There are 1000 spindles that hold packages that are transferred to a beam. Each spindle has a wooden brake that applies a force to the spindle to reduce free wheeling with variations in speed. I want to set up all spindles the same. Does anyone know how to measure the torque required to rotate the spindle?
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  3. Sep 26, 2012 #2
    I guess I am looking for something that can apply a constant rotational force and look at how many revolutions in a certain time period. I am trying to get all the wooden brakes to apply the same force. Anybody know what device I can use?
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