A motor suitable for 360degrees rotation ?

Similar to pottery wheels i need to find a motor strong enough to rotate our piece of equipment which is about 40 cm in diameter and needs to be able to hold at least 10kg. The motor will need to continuously rotate.

Can anyone suggest a good motor that will do the job? :) Thankss !

Not much to go on, can you divulge a bit more about the mechanics and how are you planning to hold the device? How good are your bearings in that "pottery wheel". How will it be powered? AC? DC? Controlled ?

rmetzner49:
Not much to go on, can you divulge a bit more about the mechanics and how are you planning to hold the device? How good are your bearings in that “pottery wheel”. How will it be powered? AC? DC? Controlled ?

So basically our piece of equipment looks like a bed lamp, the top part being the canvas are holding bottles on its circumferenec and i just need that canvas to rotate somehow. These bottles contain paint which will drip while rotating so imagine the end result painting of a rainbow wheel. It’ll be easier if i could explain by drawing but i hope you understand :slight_smile: I have no idea on the AC and DC aspect of the motors

“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. " Archimedes Any motor will turn 10kg if it is geared appropriately. Pottery wheels don't turn very fast so it's not a very demanding specification.

Photo ? Motor Plate ? datasheet ? anything specific ? (like RPM?)

Sounds like you need a disco ball motor.

https://www.google.com/search?q=disco+ball+motor&num=100&as_qdr=all&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&sa=X&ei=NlA3VIH7DouxyASPl4G4Cg&ved=0CJwGELMY&biw=1136&bih=627

Disco ball motor is unlikely to have enough torque, however we dont really know what torque is needed.

We need speed and torque requirements... Questions:

What extra bearings will be used? Is the wheel rotating about a vertical axis? How off-axis will the load be? What rotation speed? Both directions?