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The formulas and calculations which appear below should be used for estimating purposes only. It is the responsibility of the customer to specify the required motor Hp, Torque, and accelerating time for his application. The salesman may wish to check the customers specified values with the formulas in this section, however, if there is serious doubt concerning the customers application or if the customer requires guaranteed motor/application performance, the Product Department Customer Service group should be contacted.

Rules Of Thumb (Approximation)

At 1800 rpm, a motor develops a 3 lb.ft. per hp At 1200 rpm, a motor develops a 4.5 lb.ft. per hp At 575 volts, a 3-phase motor draws 1 amp per hp At 460 volts, a 3-phase motor draws 1.25 amp per hp At 230 volts a 3-phase motor draws 2.5 amp per hp At 230 volts, a single-phase motor draws 5 amp per hp At 115 volts, a single-phase motor draws 10 amp per hp

Mechanical Formulas

Temperature Conversion

**Deg C = (Deg F - 32) x 5/9 Deg F = (Deg C x 9/5) + 32
**

High Inertia Loads

Synchronous Speed, Frequency And Number Of Poles Of AC Motors

Relation Between Horsepower. And Speed Motor Slip Symbols I: E: KW: KVA: HP: n: ns: P: f: T: current in amperes voltage in volts power in kilowatts apparent power in kilo-volt-amperes output power in horsepower motor speed in revolutions per minute (RPM) synchronous speed in revolutions per minute (RPM) number of poles frequency in cycles per second (CPS) torque in pound-feet Equivalent Inertia In mechanical systems. Thus. all rotating parts do not usually operate at the same speed. . Torque. we need to determine the "equivalent inertia" of each moving part at a particular speed of the prime mover.

or in this case: Note: reducer RPM = Load RPM The WK2 equivalent is equal to the WK2 of the prime mover. The total equivalent WK2 for a system is the sum of the WK2 of each part. For variable-speed devices. The formula states that the system WK2 equivalent is equal to the sum of WK2parts at the prime mover's RPM. chúng ta c n ph i xác nh quán tính "tương ương" c a m i ph n di chuy n t c c trưng c a b phan quan trong nhat. t t c các ph n quay thư ng không ho t ng cùng m t t c . plus the WK2 of the load times (1/3)2. a reducer and a load. inertia should be calculated first at low speed. The equation says: This equation becomes a common denominator on which other calculations can be based. Vì v y.Trong các h th ng cơ khí. referenced to prime mover speed. This relationship of the reducer to the driven load is expressed by the formula given earlier: . Let's look at a simple system which has a prime mover (PM). plus the WK2 of the reducer times (1/3)2. plus the WK2 of the load. This is equal to the WK2 of the prime mover.

the WK2EQ is equal to the WK2 of the part's speed ratio squared. Kw = Kilowatts . In the example. the result can be obtained as follows: The WK2 equivalent is equal to: Finally: The total WK2 equivalent is that WK2 seen by the prime mover at its speed. Eff = Efficiency.In other words. when a part is rotating at a speed (N) different from the prime mover. pf = Power Factor. Kva = Kilovolt-amperes. E = Volts. Electrical Formulas I = Amperes.

= 100 x 254V/230V IL @ 245V. Effect Of Line Voltage On Locked Rotor Current (IL) (Approx. 3 Phase. What is IL with 245 volts (ELINE) applied to this motor? IL @ 245 V. One HP equals 33. the HP delivered is: . the work done is: When rotation is at the rate N rpm.) EXAMPLE: Motor has a locked rotor current (inrush of 100 Amperes (IL) at the rated nameplate voltage (EN/P) of 230 volts.000 ft-lb of work per minute. Code F. When work is done by a source of torque (T) to produce (M) rotations about an axis. 460 Volts. = 107 Amperes Basic Horsepower Calculations Horsepower is work done per unit of time.Locked Rotor Current (IL) From Nameplate Data EXAMPLE: Motor nameplate indicates 10 HP.

the eff. For pumps: . of a fan or blower may be assumed to be 0.65.For vertical or hoisting motion: For purpose of estimating.

For estimating. we have simply a prime mover and a load with no speed adjustment: . The torque required to accelerate a body is equal to the WK2 of the body. If. pump efficiency may be assumed at 0. for example. divided by 308 times the interval (in seconds) in which this acceleration takes place: The constant (308) is derived by transferring linear motion to angular motion. However. and considering acceleration due to gravity.70. times the change in RPM. Accelerating Torque The equivalent inertia of an adjustable speed drive indicates the energy required to keep the system running. starting or accelerating the system requires extra energy.

the difference between the torque which the motor can deliver at its shaft and the torque required by the blower is the torque available for acceleration. At any speed of the blower. in 60 seconds.ft. the following example may be helpful. enough information is available to find the amount of torque necessary to accelerate the load. of torque must be applied to get this load turning at 1800 RPM. Example 2 The time that it takes to accelerate an induction motor from one speed to another may be found from the following equation: The Application of the above formula will now be considered by means of an example. Figure A shows the speed-torque curves of a squirrel-cage induction motor and a blower which it drives. The formula states: In other words. If a more accurate calculation is desired. Reference to Figure A shows that the accelerating torque may vary . 97. Note that TAcc is an average value of accelerating torque during the speed change under consideration.4 lb.If we want to accelerate this load to 1800 RPM in 1 minute.

26 ft. the total WR2 is: And the total time of acceleration is: Figure A Curves used to determine time required to accelerate induction motor and blower .2. the ends of which approximate straight lines. The solid horizontal lines in Figure A represent the boundaries of strips. In order to find the total time required to accelerate the motor and blower. In order to calculate the total acceleration time for the motor and the direct-coupled blower it is necessary to find the time required to accelerate the motor from the beginning of one speed interval to the beginning of the next interval and add up the incremental times for all intervals to arrive at the total acceleration time. the area between the motor speed-torque curve and the blower speed-torque curve is divided into strips.greatly with speed. the lengths of the broken lines the average accelerating torques for the selected speed intervals.lb. When the speed-torque curves for the motor and blower intersect there is no torque available for acceleration. If the WR2 of the motor whose speed-torque curve is given in Figure A is 3. Each strip corresponds to a speed increment which takes place within a definite time interval.lb. The motor then drives the blower at constant speed and just delivers the torque required by the load.2 and the WR2 of the blower referred to the motor shaft is 15 ft.

. The appropriate product group must first be consulted to see if a design is available that will perform the required duty cycle and. to determine if the type of design required falls within our present product line.2" Or "Suitable for 5 starts and stops per hour" Orders with notes such as these can not be processed for two reasons. 1.Duty Cycles Sales Orders are often entered with a note under special features such as: "Suitable for 10 starts per hour" Or "Suitable for 3 reverses per minute" Or "Motor to be capable of accelerating 350 lb. if not.ft.

These characteristics are usually involved in batch-type processes and may include tumbling barrels. plugging stops. hoists. The list is not all-inclusive. shakers (foundry or car). a stop can be by coasting. keyseating.or plow-positioning drives. boring machines. When the motor is multi-speed. Adequate thermal capacity would be required in slip couplings. The drives for these loads must be capable of absorbing the heat generated during the duty cycles. d. It is the product of the slip speed and the torque absorbed by the load per unit of time which generates heat in these drive components. Any special mechanical problems. In order for a duty cycle to be checked out. gate. Inertia reflected to the motor shaft. . For example. This cycle may include frequent starts. including the method of changing from one speed to another. mechanical braking. Accurate timing of each portion of the cycle. or the motor may be stopped by some means then re-started in the opposite direction. b. drawbridges. DC dynamic braking or plugging. it is necessary for the sales engineer to refer to the Product Department for motor sizing with a duty cycle application. features or limitations. Obtaining this information and checking with the product group before the order is entered can save much time. stops or reversals. swaging and washing machines. Information on how each step of the cycle is accomplished. certain cranes. clutches or motors to accelerate or plug-stop these drives or to withstand stalls. Duty cycle refers to the detailed description of a work cycle that repeats in a specific time period. some feeders. expense and correspondence. and certain freight and passenger vehicles. e. A reversal can be accomplished by plugging. press-type extractors.2. None of the above notes contain enough information to make the necessary duty cycle calculation. car-pulling. dampers. Because of the complexity of the Duty Cycle Calculations and the extensive engineering data per specific motor design and rating required for the calculations.presses of certain types. the duty cycle information must include the following: a. reversals or stalls. the cycle for each speed must be completely defined. f. indexers. Torque load on the motor during all portions of the duty cycle including starts. freight and personnel elevators. All the events which occur during the duty cycle generate heat which the drive components must dissipate. shovels and draglines.cinder block machines. c. running time. kneading.

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