Hi, I need some advice on picking a suitible electric motor and gear combo for a project.
In short, I need to lift approx. 1/2 kg of mass at a speed of 0.5 m/s. The mass should be able to hold still at any given time. The simpler the design, the better, since cost is an concern.
Having poked around, choosing gear type seems to be the area where im most lost. I would love to not have to implement some sort of braking system for the mass to be held up when the motor stops, but rather rely on the gearbox to do this automagiclly. As far as i know there is two ways to do this:
Worm gear, but im unsure if that type of gear suits this type of project (small, rather high gear ratio and speed).
Have such a big gear reduction that the mass cant turn the motor regardless of gear type. This seems unpractical since this gives little control and might not always break equally at all times (mass at different speeds).
Is there a better option, what should i look for?
Thanks in advance!