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I need some help calculating a rough approximation for the amount of torque needed to lift a 3600lb platen. We are planning on using a motor and worm gearbox to drive 4 pinions to lift the platen. I'm looking to move this platen 48 inches in 6 seconds. The pinion is 4" diameter.

Am I correct in T=F*pitch/2*pi, where T is torque(in-lbs), F is the force(3600lbs), Pitch diameter would be 4 inches,

T=3600lbs*4/2*pi giving me approximately 22619in-lbs of torque needed to lift the 3600lb load.

Am I correct in T=F*pitch/2*pi, where T is torque(in-lbs), F is the force(3600lbs), Pitch diameter would be 4 inches,

T=3600lbs*4/2*pi giving me approximately 22619in-lbs of torque needed to lift the 3600lb load.