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I'm planning to build an automated drying rack that could move to its dedicated compartment if ever it sense water on its sensor. I'm using scissor fence for its design so the clothes can go out and in of it, and could carry around 60 clothes, it uses round bars that has 20 clothes each with a total of 3 bars in the fence. It also has supporting wheels attach to a stand on both ends of the fence infront. Can a stepper motor nema 23 19kg-cm handle its weight to move out and in to its compartment? Or should I go with nema 34?


Oct 10, 2018, 10:50 pm Last Edit: Oct 10, 2018, 10:52 pm by jremington
In order to buy the right motor, you need to know the maximum torque and speed that is required. Measure those under the heaviest load your machine will ever encounter and select a motor that can supply at least 50% more torque.

"NEMA 34" tells us the size of the motor mounting plate. Nothing else.


Did you consider a linear actuator instead of a stepper.

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