Applied Mechatronics’ AppSizer tool is designed for sizing servo, stepper, AC, or DC motors into a motion control application. It’s an easy to use app for calculating motor torque and velocity requirements, system inertia , and motion system performance for the most common mechatronic positioning systems: rotary loads, screw driven devices, and rack & pinion and belt & pulley mechanisms.
AppSizer features individual pages for sizing the most common motion control applications. Each application page allows you to enter drivetrain and move profile details, such as move distance and time, mechanical reduction and efficiency, and other system details. It will then provide you with the motor performance requirements for triangular and trapezoidal move profiles, and can calculate the load to motor inertia mismatch, which is key to a properly sized motion system.
The AppSizer includes the following pages:
•Calculators – tools for converting rotary motion to linear velocity, rotary torque to linear thrust, and horsepower, inertia and torque calculators.
•Rotary Load Mechanism Motor Sizer
•Screw Drive Mechanism Motor Sizer
•Rack & Pinion Mechanism Motor Sizer
•Belt & Pulley Mechanism Motor Sizer
AppSizer employs widely accepted kinematic engineering formulae that we’ve used in our 30 years of sizing and applying motion systems, now with the added convenience of being able to perform them on your mobile device anywhere.
You can find AppSizer at Apple iTunes, under the Utilities category.
AppSizer User Help
Plastic = 0.04
Aluminum = 0.096
Brass = 0.30
Hardwood = 0.028
Planetary reducer = 95-98%
Helical reducer = 95-98%
Worm gear reducer = 40-85%
Belt & Pulley = 95-98%
Chain & Sprocket = 95-98%
Rack & Pinion = 90-98%
Ballscrew = 85-95%
Leadscrew & Plastic Nut = 50-80%
Leadscrew & Brass Nut = 35-65%
Friction – CoF
Linear profile rail = 0.003-.005
Linear ball bushings = 0.001-.005
Self-lubricating = 0.09-.12
Steel on steel (greased) = 0.15
Plastic on steel = 0.015-.25
(Disclaimer: Applied Mechatronics LLC has developed the AppSizer tool as a guide for helping size your motion system. The parameters that are calculated should not be used for final motor selection unless reviewed and approved by a licensed professional engineer. The customer is ultimately responsible for their machine design. By downloading the AppSizer you agree to indemnify Applied Mechatronics LLC of all potential liability caused by misuse, application misunderstanding, or errors.)