Low RPM high Torque Motor with enough power to rotate 30 pounds?

In summary, the conversation is about finding a motor that can rotate a 30-pound base at speeds between 6 rotations per hour and 1 rotation per hour. The possibility of using a winch motor is suggested, as it can be slow, cheap, and widely available. The question of what power source to use for the winch motor is also raised, with suggestions of using a DC car battery or an AC/DC converter. It is also mentioned that a small car battery or an AC outlet can be used due to the low current load.
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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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30 lbs? That's all?
1-6 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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for the winch motor, what kind of power source do I attach it to?
 
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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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I would recommend using a low RPM high torque motor with a gear reduction system. This will allow the motor to have enough power to rotate the 30 pound base at the desired speeds. It is possible to find such a motor, but it may require some research and possibly custom ordering. Alternatively, you could also consider using a stepper motor or a servo motor with a controller to achieve the desired speeds and torque. Another efficient way to rotate the base could be to use a pulley system with a motor, which can provide the necessary torque and speed. Overall, it is important to consider the specific requirements and constraints of your project to determine the best and most efficient solution.
 

1. What is a Low RPM high Torque Motor?

A Low RPM high Torque Motor is a type of electric motor that is designed to produce a high amount of torque, or rotational force, at a low rotational speed. This makes it ideal for applications that require a lot of power but don't need high speeds, such as heavy-duty machinery or vehicles.

2. How much power does a Low RPM high Torque Motor have?

The power of a Low RPM high Torque Motor can vary depending on the specific model and application, but in general, these motors have enough power to rotate heavy loads weighing up to 30 pounds. This power is measured in watts or horsepower, and can range from a few hundred to several thousand.

3. What are the advantages of using a Low RPM high Torque Motor?

One of the main advantages of using a Low RPM high Torque Motor is its ability to provide a high amount of torque at low speeds. This makes it more efficient and cost-effective for applications that require a lot of power without the need for high speeds. Additionally, these motors are often more compact and durable compared to other types of motors.

4. How does a Low RPM high Torque Motor work?

A Low RPM high Torque Motor works by converting electrical energy into mechanical energy. This is done through a combination of electromagnetism and the interaction between the stationary and rotating parts of the motor. The amount of torque produced is directly proportional to the amount of current flowing through the motor's coils.

5. What are the common uses for a Low RPM high Torque Motor?

A Low RPM high Torque Motor has a wide range of applications, including heavy-duty machinery, vehicles, robotics, and industrial equipment. They are often used in conveyor systems, winches, cranes, and other applications that require high torque at low speeds. They are also commonly used in electric vehicles, such as forklifts and golf carts.

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