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Automotive Heat treat car drive system

  1. Jul 29, 2014 #1
    Hello all I am very new to this sight and am not an engineer. I am a mechanic tasked with building a powered drive system for our heat treat car. We currently use a continuous cable loop drive but we would like to change it to air powered gear motors. My question is this, how to size it correctly.

    I would like to use a foot mounted air powered gear motor with v type roller. At this point I can use any diameter roller under 8". These will run on inverted angle iron mounted to the floor. The load is variable between 5000# and 12000#. I am assuming due to the size and structure of the car that we would use 2 motors to avoid racking and possibly forcing the car off the track. I would like the car to traverse 15ft in less than 30 seconds.

    Any guidance would be appreciated and if I am missing any needed information please let me know, thank you.

  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 4, 2014 #2
    I'm sorry you are not generating any responses at the moment. Is there any additional information you can share with us? Any new findings?
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