How to size an electric-motor-driven chain-and-sprocket system

Jan 13, 2021

In a previous motion-sizing article, we reviewed how to properly specify (using software) a ballscrew-driven motion axis. Then we reviewed how engineering teams can use a similar software-based approach for sizing rack-and-pinion-based servomotor-driven axes on the same five-axis gantry. Now we’ll explore the process for sizing the components (using that same software) for an electric-motor-powered axis based on chain and sprocket power transmission.

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