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Motor Sizing Calculations
This section describes certain items that must be calculated to find the optimum motor for a particular application.
Selection procedures and examples are given.
Ⅵ Selection Procedure
● First, determine certain features of the design, such as drive mechanism, rough dimensions,
distances moved, and positioning period.
● Confirm the required specifications for the drive system and equipment (stop accuracy,
position holding, speed range, operating voltage, resolution, durability, etc.).
● Calculate the value for load torque, load inertia, speed, etc. at the motor drive shaft of the
mechanism. Refer to page 3 for calculating the speed, load torque and load inertia for various
mechanisms.
● Select a motor type from AC Motors, Brushless DC Motors or Stepping Motors based on the
required specifications.
● Make a final determination of the motor after confirming that the specifications of the selected
motor/gearhead satisfy all of the requirements (mechanical strength, acceleration time,
acceleration torque etc.).
Determine the drive
mechanism component
Calculate the speed and load
Confirm the required specifications
Check the selected motor
Select motor type
vWire Belt Mechanism, Rack and Pinion Mechanism
vBy Actual Measurement
FBD
TL ϭ [ozin]
...............................................................
ቧ
2
D
Pulley
Machine
FB
Spring Balance
F ϭ FA ϩ m (sin ␣ ϩ cos ␣) [oz.]
.......................................
ቦ
F πD FD
TL ϭ ϭ [ozin]
..............................................
ብ
2π i 2i
F m FA
m
FA F
D
Ⅵ Formulas for Calculating Load Torque
vBall Screw
vPulley
FA ϩ m D
TL ϭ ·
2π i
(
FA ϩ m
)
D
ϭ [ozin]
....................................................
ቤ
2i
D
m FA
F ϭ FA ϩ m (sin ␣ ϩ cos ␣) [oz.]
.......................................
ባ
FPB 0F0PB 1
TL ϭ ( ϩ ) ϫ [ozin]
......................................
ቢ
2π 2π i
F
A
F
␣
m
m Direct Coupling
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Ⅵ Formulas for Calculating Moment of
Inertia
vInertia of a Cylinder
vInertia of a Hollow Cylinder
1 D1
2
ϩ D2
2
L
2
Jy ϭ m ( ϩ ) [ozin
2
]
.................................
ቫ
4 4 3
1 π
Jx ϭ m (D1
2
ϩ D2
2
) ϭ L (D1
4
Ϫ D2
4
) [ozin
2
]
............
ቪ
8 32
L y
x
D1
D2
1 D1
2
L
2
Jy ϭ m ( ϩ ) [ozin
2
]
............................................
ቩ
4 4 3
1 π
Jx ϭ mD1
2
ϭ LD1
4
[ozin
2
]
.....................................
ቨ
8 32
D1
x
L y
vInertia for Offcenter Axis of Rotation
vInertia of a Rectangular Pillar
vInertia of an Object in Linear Motion
A ϭUnit of movement [inch/rev]
A
J ϭ m ( )
2
ϭ m ( )
2
[ozin
2
]
.........................................
ተ
2π
1 1
Jy ϭ m ( B
2
ϩ C
2
) ϭ ABC ( B
2
ϩ C
2
) [ozin
2
]
...........
ቯ
12 12
1 1
Jx ϭ m ( A
2
ϩ B
2
) ϭ ABC ( A
2
ϩ B
2
) [ozin
2
]
...........
ቮ
12 12
B
C
x
A
y
1
Jx ϭ Jx0 ϩ m l
2
ϭ m ( A
2
ϩ B
2
ϩ 12 l
2
) [ozin
2
]
...............
ቭ
12
l
x
x0
C
A
B
l ϭDistance between x and x0 axes [in.]
F ϭForce of moving direction [oz.]
F0 ϭPilot pressure weight [oz.] (Լ1/3 F)
0 ϭInternal friction coefficient of pilot pressure nut (0.1 to 0.3)
ϭEfficiency (0.85 to 0.95)
i ϭGear ratio
PB ϭBall screw pitch [inch/rev]
FA ϭExternal force [oz.]
FB ϭForce when main shaft begins to rotate [oz.]
m ϭTotal weight of work and table [oz.]
ϭFrictional coefficient of sliding surfaces (0.05)
␣ ϭAngle of inclination [°]
D ϭFinal pulley diameter [inch]
Jx ϭInertia on x axis [ozin
2
]
Jy ϭInertia on y axis [ozin
2
]
Jx0ϭInertia on x0 axis [ozin
2
]
m ϭWeight [oz.]
D1 ϭExternal diameter [inch]
D2 ϭInternal diameter [inch]
ϭDensity [oz/in
3
]
L ϭLength [inch]
Density
Iron ϭ4.64 [oz/in
3
]
Aluminum ϭ1.65 [oz/in
3
]
Bronze ϭ5 [oz/in
3
]
Nylon ϭ0.65 [oz/in
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Ⅵ Stepping Motors
This section describes in detail the key concerns in the
selection procedure, such as the determination of the motion
profile, the calculation of the required torque and the
confirmation of the selected motor.
ⅷ Operating Patterns
There are 2 basic motion profiles.
One is a start/stop operation and the other is an acceleration/
deceleration operation.
Acceleration/deceleration operation is the most common.
When load inertia is small, start/stop operation can be used.
ⅷ Find the Number of Operating Pulses A [pulses]
The number of operating pulses is expressed as the number
of pulse signals that adds up to the angle that the motor must
move to get the work from point A to point B.
ⅷ Determine the Operating Pulse Speed f 2 [Hz]
The operating pulse speed can be found from the number of
operating pulses, the positioning period and the
acceleration/deceleration period.
ቢFor Acceleration/Deceleration Operation
Acceleration/deceleration is a method of operation in
which the operating pulses of a motor being used in a
medium or highspeed region are gradually changed. It is
found by the equation below. Usually, the acceleration
(deceleration) period (t1) is set at roughly 25% of the
positioning periods. For gentle speed changes, the
acceleration torque can be kept lower than in startstop
operations.
When a motor is operated under an operating pattern like
this, the acceleration/deceleration period needs to be
calculated using the positioning period.
Acceleration/Deceleration
Period [s]ϭPositioning Period [s]ϫ0.25
ϭ
Operating Pulse
Speed f2 [Hz]
Number of
Operating Pulses
[Pulses]
Starting Pulse
Speed [Hz]
Acceleration
(Deceleration)
Period [s]
Positioning
Period [s]
Ϫ
Ϫ ϫ
Acceleration (Deceleration)
Period [s]
ϭ
AϪf1 • t1
t0Ϫt1
ϭ ϫ
No. of Pulses
Required for
1 Motor Rotation
Operating Pulse (A)
[Pulses]
Distance per Movement
Distance per Motor Rotation
ϭ ϫ
s: Step Angle
l
lrev
360°
s
Positioning Period
(t0)
Acceleration/Deceleration Operation
Acceleration Period
(t1)
Deceleration Period
(t1)
Operating Pulse
Speed
Number of
Operating Pulses
(A) Starting Pulse
Speed
( f2)
( f1)
ባFor StartStop Operation
Startstop is a method of operation in which the operating
pulse speed of a motor being used in a lowspeed region
is suddenly increased without an acceleration period. It is
found by the following equation. Since rapid changes in
speed are required, the acceleration torque is very large.
ⅷ Calculate the Acceleration/Deceleration Rate TR
Calculate the acceleration/deceleration rate from the
following equation.
ⅷ Calculate the Operating Speed from Operating
Pulse speed
ⅷ Calculate the Load Torque TL
(See basic equations on pages F3)
ⅷ Calculate the Acceleration Torque Ta
ቢFor Acceleration/Deceleration Operation
ባFor StartStop Operation
ⅷ Calculate the Required Torque TM
ϭ
ϭ
(Load Torque
[ozin]
Acceleration Torque)
[ozin]
ϩ ϫ Safety Factor Required Torque
TM [ozin]
(TLϩTa)ϫSf
ϭ
ϫ
Acceleration Torque (Ta) [ozin]
Inertia of Rotor
[ozin
2
]
Total Inertia
[ozin
2
]
ϩ
πϫStep Angle [°]ϫ(Operating Pulse Speed)
2
[Hz]
180°ϫCoefficient
ϭ (J0ϩJL) ϫ
π•s • f2
2
180° • n n: 3.6°/s
ϭ ϫ
Acceleration Torque (Ta) [ozin]
Inertia of Rotor
[ozin
2
]
Total Inertia
[ozin
2
]
ϩ
Operating Pulse
Speed [Hz]
Starting Pulse
Speed [Hz]
Ϫ
Acceleration (Deceleration) Period [s]
πϫStep Angle [°]
180°
ϫ
ϭ (J0ϩJL) ϫ ϫ
f2Ϫf1
t1
π•s
180
ϫ 60 ϭ ϫ
Operating Pulse
Speed [Hz]
Operating
Speed [r/min]
Step Angle
360°
t 1
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Operating Pulse
Speed [Hz]
Starting Pulse
Speed [Hz]
Ϫ
Acceleration (Deceleration) Period [ms]
ϭ
f2Ϫf1
t1
Acceleration/deceleration
rate TR [ms/kHz]
ϭ
Operating Pulse
Speed ( f2) [Hz]
Number of Operating Pulses [Pulses]
Positioning Period [s]
ϭ
A
t0
Start/Stop Operation (t0)
Operating Pulse
Speed
Number of Operating Pulses
(A)
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Ⅵ Choosing Between Standard AC
Motors and Stepping Motors
ⅷ Selection Considerations
There are differences in characteristics between standard AC
motors and stepping motors. Shown below are some of the
points you should know when sizing a motor.
vStandard AC Motors
ቢThe speed of Induction Motors and Reversible Motors
vary with the size of the load torque. So, the selection
should be made between the rated speed and the
synchronous speed.
ባThere can be a difference of continuous and shortterm
ratings, due to the difference in motor specifications,
despite the fact that two motors have the same output
power. Motor selection should be based on the operating
time (operating pattern).
ቤEach gearhead has maximum permissible load inertia.
When using a dynamic brake, changing direction quickly,
or quick starts and stops, the total load inertia must be
less than the maximum permissible load inertia.
vStepping Motors
ቢChecking the Running Duty Cycle
A stepping motor is not intended to be run continuously
with rated current. Lower than 50% running duty cycle is
recommended.
ባChecking the Inertia Ratio
Large inertia ratios cause large overshooting and
undershooting during starting and stopping, which can
affect startup times and settling times. Depending on the
conditions of usage, operation may be impossible.
Calculate the inertia ratio with the following equation and
check that the values found are at or below the inertia
ratios shown in the table.
Inertia Ratio (Reference Values)
When these values are exceeded,
we recommend a geared motor.
Using a geared motor can
increase the drivable inertia load.
ϭ Inertia Ratio
Total Inertia of the Machine [ozin
2
]
Rotor Inertia of the Motor [ozin
2
]ϫ(Gear Ratio)
2
ϭ
JL
J0 • i
2
ϭ Inertia Ratio
Total Inertia of the Machine [ozin
2
]
Rotor Inertia of the Motor [ozin
2
]
ϭ
JL
J0
ϭ ϫ Running Duty Cycle 100
Running Time
Running Time ϩ Stopping Time
ቤCheck the Acceleration/Deceleration Rate
Most controllers, when set for acceleration or
deceleration, adjust the pulse speed in steps. For that
reason, operation may sometimes not be possible, even
though it can be calculated.
Calculate the acceleration/deceleration rate from the
following equation and check that the value is at or above
the acceleration/deceleration rate in the table.
Acceleration Rate (Reference Values with EMP Series)
If below the minimum
value, change the
operating pattern’s
acceleration
(deceleration)
period.
ብChecking the Required Torque
Check that the required torque falls within the pullout
torque of the speedtorque characteristics.
Safety Factor: Sf (Reference Value)
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✽ Calculate the pulse speed in fullstep equivalents.
Operating Pulse
Speed [Hz]
Starting Pulse
Speed [Hz]
Ϫ
Acceleration (Deceleration) Period [ms]
ϭ
f2Ϫf1
t1
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A 30
RK Series
✽ Except geared motor types
10 Maximum
Model
Motor Frame Size
inch (mm)
Acceleration/
Deceleration Rate
TR [ms/kHz]
A
1.10(28), 1.65(42),
2.36(60), 3.35(85)
RK Series
1.65(42), 2.36(60)
3.35(85), 3.54(90)
0.5 Min.
20 Min.
30 Min.
Product Series
A
RK Series
Safety Factor
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Ⅵ Sizing Example
ⅷ Ball Screw
vDetermine the Drive Mechanism
Total mass of the table and work: m ϭ 90 lb. (40 kg)
Frictional coefficient of sliding surfaces: ϭ 0.05
Ball screw efficiency: ϭ 0.9
Internal frictional coefficient of pilot pressure nut: 0 ϭ 0.3
Ball screw shaft diameter: DB ϭ 0.6 inch (1.5 cm)
Total length of ball screw: LB ϭ 23.6 inch (60 cm)
Material of ball screw: Iron [density ϭ 4.64 oz/in
3
(7.9ϫ10
3
kg /cm
3
)]
Pitch of ball screw: PB ϭ 0.6 inch (1.5 cm)
Desired Resolution (feed per pulse): ⌬l ϭ 0.001 inch (0.03 mm)/step
Feed: l ϭ 7.01 inch (180 mm)
Positioning period: t0 ϭ 0.8 sec.
vCalculate the Required Resolution
Acan be connected directly to the application.
vDetermine the Operating Pattern
(see page F4, see basic equations on pages F3)
(1) Finding the Number of Operating Pulses (A)
[pulses]
(2) Determine the Acceleration (Deceleration)
Period t1 [sec]
An acceleration (deceleration) period of 25% of the
positioning period is appropriate.
Acceleration (deceleration) period (t1) ϭ 0.8ϫ0.25 ϭ 0.2sec
Operating pulses(A) ϭ
Feed per Unit (l )
Ball Screw Pitch (PB )
ϫ
360°
Step Angle(S)
ϭ
7.01
0.6
ϫ
360°
0.72°
ϭ 6000 pulses
Required Resolution S ϭ
360° ϫDesired Resolution (⌬l)
Ball Screw Pitch (PB )
ϭ
360°ϫ0.001
15
ϭ 0.72°
PB
m
D
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Stepping
Motor
Driver Pulse
Generator
Programmable
Controller
Coupling
Direct
Connection
Using Stepping Motors (A)
(3) Determine the Operating Pulse Speed ƒ2 [Hz]
(4) Calculate the Operating Speed N [r/min]
vCalculate the Required Torque TM [ozin]
(see page F4)
(1) Calculate the Load Torque TL [ozin]
(2) Calculate the Acceleration Torque Ta [ozin]
ቢCalculate the total moment of inertia JL [ozin
2
]
(See page F3 for basic equations)
ባCalculate the acceleration torque Ta [ozin]
(3) Calculate the Required Torque TM [ozin]
Required torque
TM [ozin]
ϭ (TL ϩTa ) ϫ2
ϭ {8.3 ϩ(1.63J0ϩ23.6) } ϫ2
ϭ 3.26J0 ϩ63.8 ozin
Acceleration
torque Ta
ϭ
J0 ϩJL
g
ϫ
π • S
180°
ϫ
f 2 1 Ϫf
t 1
ϭ
J0 ϩ14.5
386
ϫ
π ϫ0.72
180
ϫ
10000Ϫ0
0.2
ϭ 1.63J0 ϩ23.6 ozin
Total Inertia JL ϭ JB ϩ JT ϭ 1.39 ϩ 13.1 ϭ 14.5 oz in
2
Inertia of Table and Work J T ϭ m
PB
2π
2
ϭ 90 ϫ
0.6
2π
2
ϭ 0.82 lbin
2
ϭ 13.1 ozin
2
Inertia of Ball Screw JB B B ϭ
π
32
• • L • D
4
ϭ
π
32
ϫ 4.64 ϫ 23.6 ϫ 0.6
4
ϭ 1.39 ozi n
2
Load Torque TL ϭ
F • P
2π
ϩ
• F0 0 • PB B
2π
ϭ
4.5 ϫ0.6
2π ϫ0.9
ϩ
0.3 ϫ1.5 ϫ0.6
2π
ϭ 0.52 lbin ϭ 8.3 ozin
Pilot Pressure Load F0 ϭ
F
3
ϭ
4.5
3
ϭ 1.5lb.
Load in Shaft Direction F ϭ FA ϩ m (sin␣ ϩ cos ␣)
ϭ 0 ϩ 90 (sin0 ϩ 0.05cos 0)
ϭ 4.5 lb.
Operating Speed
S
ϭ
360
ϫ 60 f2 ϫ
360
0.72
10000 ϫ ϭ 1200 [r/min] ϭ ϫ 60
Period [sec]
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Operating pulse
speed f2
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Number of
Operating
Pulses [A]
Ϫ
Starting
Pulses
Speed [f1]
ϫ
Acceleration
(Deceleration)
Period [t1]
Positioning
Period [t0]
Ϫ
Acceleration (Deceleration)
Period [t1]
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vSelect a Motor
(1) Provisional Motor Selection
(2) Determine the Motor from the SpeedTorque
Characteristics
AS66AA
Select a motor for which the required torque falls within the
pullout torque of the speedtorque characteristics.
ⅷ Ball Screw
This example demonstrates how to select an AC motor with
an electromagnetic brake for use on a tabletop moving
vertically on a ball screw. In this case, a motor must be
selected that meets the following basic specifications.
Required and Structural Specifications
Total weight of table and work
............................
m ϭ 100 lb.
Table speed
.............................................
V ϭ 0.6 in./sϮ10%
Ball screw pitch
..............................................
PB ϭ 0.197 in.
Ball screw efficiency
..................................................
ϭ 0.9
Ball screw friction coefficient
....................................
0 ϭ 0.3
Friction coefficient of sliding surface (Slide guide)
.....
ϭ 0.05
Motor power supply
................
SinglePhase 115 VAC 60 Hz
Ball screw total length
.......................................
LB ϭ 31.5 in.
Ball screw shaft diameter
...............................
DB ϭ 0.787 in.
Ball screw material
..................
Iron (density ϭ 4.64 oz/in.
3
)
Distance moved for one rotation of ball screw
....
A ϭ 0.197 in.
External force
.........................................................
FA ϭ 0 lb.
Ball screw tilt angle
...................................................
␣ ϭ 90°
Movement time
....................................................
5 hours/day
Brake must provide holding torque
m1
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Ball Screw
Slide Guide
Motor
Gearhead
Coupling
Using Standard AC Motors
1000 2000 3000 4000
Speed [r/min]
Pulse Speed [kHz]
10 0 20 30 40 50 60
(Resolution Setting: 1000 P/R)
0
0.5
1.0
1.5
2.0
0
50
100
150
200
250
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Speed at the gearhead output shaft: NG
NG ϭ
V • 60
ϭ
(0.6Ϯ0.06) ϫ 60
ϭ 182Ϯ18 r/min
PB 0.197
Because the rated speed for a 4pole motor at 60 Hz is
1450ϳ1550 r/min, the gear ratio (i ) is calculated as follows:
i ϭ
1450ϳ1550
ϭ
1450ϳ1550
ϭ7.2ϳ9.5
NG 182Ϯ18
From within this range a gear ratio of i = 9 is selected.
vCalculate the Required Torque
F, the load weight in the direction of the ball screw shaft, is
obtained as follows:
F ϭ FAϩm (sin ␣ ϩ ϫ cos ␣ ) ϭ0ϩ100 (sin 90 ϩ0.05 ϫ cos 90 )
ϭ 100 lb.
Preload weight F0:
F0 ϭ
F
ϭ 33.3 lb.
3
Load torque TL:
TL ϭ
FϫPB
ϩ
0ϫF0ϫPB
ϭ
100ϫ0.197
ϩ
0.3ϫ33.3ϫ0.197
2π 2π 2πϫ0.9 2π
ϭ 3.8 lbin
This value is the load torque at the gearhead drive shaft, and
must be converted into load torque at the motor output shaft.
The required torque at the motor output shaft (TM) is given by:
TM ϭ
TL
ϭ
3.8
ϭ 0.52 [lbin] ϭ 8.32 ozin
i · G 9ϫ0.81
(Gearhead transmission efficiency G ϭ 0.81)
Look for a margin of safety of 2 times.
8.32ϫ2 = 16.64 ozin
To find a motor with a startup torque of 16.64 ozin or more,
select motor 5RK40GNAWMU. This motor is equipped
with an electromagnetic brake to hold a load. A gearhead
with a gear ratio of 9:1 that can be connected to the motor
5RK40GNAWMU is 5GN9KA.
The rated motor torque is greater than the required torque,
so the speed under noload conditions (1740 r/min) is used
to confirm that the motor produces the required speed.
vLoad Inertia Check
Ball Screw
Moment of Inertia
J1 ϭ ϭ
ϭ5.5 ozin
2
Table and Work
Moment of Inertia
J2ϭ m
2
ϭ 100 ϫ 16
2
ϭ1.57 ozin
2
Gearhead shaft total load inertia Jϭ5.5ϩ1.57ϭ7.07 [ozin
2
]
Here, the 5GN9KA permitted load inertia is (see page A12):
JG ϭJMϫ i
2
ϭ 4ϫ9
2
ϭ 324 ozin
2
Therefore, J < JG, the load inertia is less than the permitted
inertia, so there is no problem. There is margin for the
torque, so the rotation rate is checked with the noload
rotation rate (about 1750 r/min).
V ϭ ϭ 0.64 in./s (where NM is the motor speed)
This confirms that the motor meets the specifications.
NM · P
60 · i
0.197
2π
A
2π
π ϫ4.64ϫ31.5ϫ(0.787)
4
32
π ϫϫLBϫDB
4
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Model
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Rotor Inertia
[ozin
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2.2
Required Torque
ozin N•m
71 0.5
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ⅷ Belt and Pully
Here is an example of how to select an induction motor to
drive a belt conveyor.
In this case, a motor must be selected that meets the
following basic specifications.
Required Specifications and Structural Specifications
Total weight of belt and work
...............................
m1 ϭ 30 lb.
Friction coefficient of sliding surface
.........................
ϭ 0.3
Drum radius
..........................................................
D ϭ 4 inch
Weight of drum
...............................................
m2 ϭ 35.27 oz.
Belt roller efficiency
...................................................
ϭ 0.9
Belt speed
...............................................
V ϭ 7 inch/sϮ10%
Motor power supply
................
SinglePhase 115 VAC 60 Hz
vDetermine the Gear Ratio
Speed at the gearhead output shaft:
NG ϭ
V · 60
ϭ
(7Ϯ0.7)ϫ60
ϭ 33.4Ϯ3.3 r/min
π · D πϫ4
Because the rated speed for a 4pole motor at 60 Hz is
1450ϳ1550 r/min, the gear ratio (i ) is calculated as follows:
i ϭ
1450ϳ1550
ϭ
1450ϳ1550
ϭ 39.5ϳ51.5
NG 33.4Ϯ3.3
From within this range a gear ratio of i ϭ 50 is selected.
Gearhead
Motor
D
V
Belt Conveyor
Using Standard AC Motors
vCalculate the Required Torque
On a belt conveyor, the greatest torque is needed when
starting the belt. To calculate the torque needed for startup,
the friction coefficient (F) of the sliding surface is first
determined:
F ϭ m1 ϭ 0.3ϫ30 ϭ 9 lb. ϭ 144 oz.
Load torque (TL) is then calculated by:
TL ϭ
F • D
ϭ
144ϫ4
ϭ 320 ozin
2 • 2ϫ0.9
The load torque obtained is actually the load torque at the
gearhead drive shaft, so this value must be converted into
load torque at the motor output shaft. If the required torque at
the motor output shaft is TM, then:
TM ϭ
TL
ϭ
320
ϭ 9.7 ozin
i · G 50ϫ0.66
(Gearhead transmission efficiency G ϭ 0.66)
Look for a margin of safety of 2 times, taking into
consideration commercial power voltage fluctuation.
9.7ϫ2 ϭ 19.4 ozin
The suitable motor is one with a starting torque of 19.4 ozin or
more. Therefore, motor 5IK40GNAWU is the best choice.
Since a gear ratio of 50:1 is required, select the gearhead
5GN50KA which may be connected to the 5IK40GNAWU
motor.
vLoad Inertia
Roller Moment of Inertia
J1ϭ
1
ϫm2ϫD
2
ϫ2ϭ
1
ϫ35.27ϫ4
2
ϫ2ϭ141 ozin
2
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Belt and Work Moment of Inertia
J2ϭ m1
πϫD
2
ϭ 30ϫ16ϫ
πϫ4
2
ϭ1920 ozin
2
2π 2π
Gearhead Shaft Load Inertia
JϭJ1ϩJ2ϭ141ϩ1920ϭ2061 ozin
2
Here, the 5GN50KA permitted load inertia is: J Gϭ4ϫ50
2
ϭ10000 ozin
2
(See page A12)
Therefore, J < JG, the load inertia is less than the permitted
inertia, so there is no problem.
Since the motor selected has a rated torque of 36.1 ozin,
which is somewhat larger than the actual load torque, the
motor will run at a higher speed than the rated speed.
Therefore the speed is used under noload conditions
(approximately 1740 r/min) to calculate belt speed, and thus
determine whether the selected product meets the required
specifications.
V ϭ
NM • π • D
ϭ
1740ϫπϫ4
ϭ 7.3 in/s
60 • i 60ϫ50
(Where NM is the motor speed)
The motor meets the specifications.
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ⅷ Conveyor
Here is an example of how to select a speed control motor to
drive a belt conveyor.
● Performance
Belt speed VL is 0.6 in./sϳ40 in./s
● Specifications for belt and work
Condition: Motor power supply
......
SinglePhase 115 VAC
Belt conveyor drive
Roller diameter
..................................
D ϭ 4 inch
Mass of roller
.................................
m1 ϭ 2.2 lb.
Total mass of belt and work
............
m2 ϭ 33 lb.
Friction coefficient of sliding surface
....
ϭ 0.3
Belt roller efficiency
..............................
ϭ 0.9
vFind the Required Speed Range
For the gear ratio, select 15:1 (speed range: 2ϳ200) from the
permissible torque table for combination type on page B14
so that the minimum/maximum speeds fall within the speed
range.
vCalculate the Load Inertia JG
Load Inertia of Roller : Jm1
Load inertia of belt and work : Jm2
The load inertia JG is calculated as follows:
JGϭJm1ϫ2ϩJm2ϭ2ϫ70.4ϩ132ϭ273 ozin
2
From the specifications on page B15, the permissible load
inertia for BX5120A15 is 2300 ozin
2
(4.2ϫ10
Ϫ2
kg•m
2
)
vCalculate the Load Torque TL
Select BX5120A15 from the permissible torque table on
page B14.
Since the permissible torque is 47 lbin (5.4 N•m), the safety
margin is
TM/TLϭ50/22Լ2.3
Usually, a motor can operate at the safety margin of 1.5ϳ2 or
more.
ϭ ϭ22 lbin Load Torque TL
ϭ•m2ϭ0.3ϫ33ϭ9.9 lb. Friction Coefficient of the Sliding Surface: F
F•D
2
ϭ
9.9ϫ4
2ϫ0.9
ϭ m2ϫ( Jm2
πD
2π
πϫ4
2π
) ϭ 33ϫ( )
ϭ132 ozin
2
2 2
ϭ Jm1
1
8
ϫm1ϫD
2
ϭ
1
8
ϫ2.2ϫ16ϫ4
2
ϭ70.4 ozin
2
ϭ NG: Speed at the gearhead output shaft NG
Belt Speed
60VL
πD
ϭ2.87 r/min (Minimum Speed) 0.6 inch/s
.........
60ϫ0.6
πϫ4
ϭ191 r/min (Minimum Speed) 40 inch/s
..........
60ϫ40
πϫ4
Work
Using Brushless DC Motors
ⅷ Index Table
Geared stepping motors are suitable for systems with high
inertia, such as index tables.
vDetermine the Drive Mechanism
Diameter of index table: DT ϭ11.8 inch (300 mm)
Index table thickness: LT ϭ0.39 inch (10 mm)
Thickness of work: LW ϭ1.18 inch (30 mm)
Diameter of work: DW ϭ1.57 inch (40 mm)
Material of table and load: Iron [density ϭ4.64 oz/in
3
(7.9ϫ10
Ϫ3
kg /cm
3
)]
Number of loads: 12 (one every 30°)
Distance from center of index table
to center of load: l ϭ4.92 inch (125 mm)
Positioning angle: ϭ30˚
Positioning period: t0 ϭ0.3 [sec]
The APN geared (gear ratio 7.2:1) can be used.
Gear Ratio: i ϭ7.2
Resolution: sϭ0.05°
Speed Range (Gear Ratio 7.2:1) is 0ϳ416 r/min
vDetermine the Operating Pattern
(see page F4, see basic equations on page F3)
(1) Find the Number of Operating Pulses (A) [pulses]
(2) Determine the Acceleration (Deceleration)
Period t1 [sec]
An acceleration (deceleration) period of 25% of the
positioning period is appropriate.
(3) Calculate the Operation Speed
Operating N ϭ ϫ ϭ
60
360
t0Ϫt1
ϫ
60
360
30
0.3Ϫ0.075
ϭ 22.2 [r/min]
Acceleration (deceleration) period (t 1) ϭ t 0ϫ0.25
ϭ 0.3ϫ0.25 ϭ 0.075 sec
Operating pulses(A) ϭ
Angle rotated per movement ()
Gear output shaft step angle (s)
ϭ
30°
0.05°
ϭ 600 Pulses
DTϭ11.8 inch (300 mm)
lϭ4.92 inch (125 mm)
Pulse Generator
Programmable
Controller
Using Stepping Motors
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(4) Determine the Operating Pulse Speed ƒ2 [Hz]
vCalculate the Required Torque TM [ozin]
(See page F4)
(1) Calculate the Load Torque TL [ozin]
(See page F3 for basic equations)
Frictional load is omitted because it is negligible. Load torque
is considered 0.
(2) Calculate the Acceleration Torque Ta [ozin]
ቢCalculate the Total Inertia JL [ozin
2
]
(See page F4 for basic equations)
The center of the load is not on the center of rotation, so
since there are 12 pieces of work:
Inertia of Work JW ϭ 12ϫ (JCϩmϫl
2
)
(Center of rotation)
ϭ 12ϫ(3.3ϩ10.6ϫ4.92
2
)
ϭ 3118 [ozin
2
]
Total Inertia JL ϭ JTϩJW ϭ 3442ϩ3118
ϭ 6560 ozin
2
Weight of Work m ϭ π( )
2
• LW •
DW
2
ϭ π( )
2
ϫ 1.18 ϫ 4.64
1.57
2
ϭ 10.6 oz.
Inertia of WorkJC W W
4
ϭ
π
32
• • L •D
ϭ
(Center of gravity)
π
32
ϫ 4.64ϫ1.18ϫ1.57
4
ϭ 3.3 ozin
2
Inertia of TableJ T ϭ
π
32
• • L •DT T
4
ϭ
π
32
ϫ 4.64ϫ0.39ϫ11.8
4
ϭ 3442 ozin
2
Period [sec]
t1 t1
t0=0.3
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Operating Pulse
Speedf2
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Number of
Operating
Pulses [A]
Ϫ
Starting
Pulses
Speed [f1]
ϫ
Acceleration
(Deceleration)
Period [t1]
Positioning
Period [t0]
Ϫ
Acceleration (deceleration)
Period [t1]
ϭ
600Ϫ0
0.3 Ϫ 0.075
ϭ 2667 [Hz]
ባCalculating the Acceleration Torque Ta [ozin]
(3) Calculate the Required Torque TM [ozin]
Safety Factor Sfϭ2
vSelect a Motor
(1) Provisional Motor Selection
(2) Determine the Motor from the SpeedTorque
Characteristics
AS66AAN7.2
Select a motor for which the required torque falls within the
pullout torque of the speedtorque characteristics.
PN geared type can operate inertia load up to acceleration
torque less than Maximum torque.
Pulse Speed [kHz]
(Resolution Setting: 1000P/R)
0 45 50 35 25 15 5 40 30 20 10
250 200 100 150 50 350 300 450 400
Speed [r/min]
0
200
50
100
150
0
25
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Required Torque
TM [ozin]
ϭ (TL ϩTa ) ϫ2
ϭ {0 ϩ(4.16J0 ϩ527) } ϫ2
ϭ 8.32J0 ϩ1054 [ozin]
Acceleration Torque Ta ϭ ·
ϭ
ϭ 4.16J0ϩ527 [ozin]
(J0 · i
2
ϩJL)
g
π · s
180
·
f2Ϫf1
t1
ϫ
(J0ϫ7.2
2
ϩ6560)
386
πϫ0.05
180
ϫ
2667Ϫ0
0.075
Model
Rotor Inertia
ozin
2
J0ϭ2.2
Required Torque
lbin
67
[N•m]
7.6 AS66AAN7.2
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