Horizontal Linear Motion With Rack&Pinion – 1

Guide, Rack&Pinion , Reducer and Servo Motor Sizing

Next is the calculation of the system that will be driven by rack and pinion. Usually this drive system is used in marble, wood, laser cutting and plasma machines.

Also I’m still using Yaskawa SigmaJunmaSize + and THK Life Calculator applications.

Target values;

Max Speed: 500mm/sec

Stroke : 2000mm

linear system steps chart We’ll start with linear guide sizing again.

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Horizontal Linear Motion With Ball Screw – 1

ball-screw linear-guide calculation

Guide, Ball Screw and Servo Motor Sizing

Today, we are going to learn basic knowledge of how to choose products for horizontal linear axis. Imagine that, this calculation can be Y axis of cnc router or X axis of big 3D printer.

I’m using Yaskawa SigmaJunmaSize+ and THK Life Calculator applications.

Suppose we have a 2000 kg load for the axis that will work horizontally. Let’s consider it as 4 linear guides-2 rails, and the ball screw as the drive element.

lineer calculation steps

The values we want to achieve in the sample application are as shown below.

Max speed: 250mm/sec

Stroke : 2000mm

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