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Read motor datasheet to march demands

  1. Aug 21, 2014 #1
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  3. Aug 21, 2014 #2


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    There's more work to do before selecting the motor. You want linear force, but motors rotate, so you need to design a machine to do the conversion. You need to know the length of the linear motion and its speed, then design a mechanism and probably a gearbox.
  4. Aug 21, 2014 #3
    Hi, if you take a look at the page the motor has a threaded rod going through it so its already a linear motion.
  5. Aug 21, 2014 #4
    It will depend on the speed at which you extend the actuator. Its power output is given by its linear velocity times the force it's developing, so you have a constraint there (since its power output is limited).

    There's a graph of this relationship at the bottom of the page you linked.
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