Tin Can Stepper Motor

The following guidelines will help you choose the best rotary motor for your application:

  • Outline the motions that you’re trying to achieve
  • Define the total number of degrees the motor will move
  • Calculate the total number of steps in that move
  • Calculate the acceleration and deceleration needed to make the move in the time allowed
  • Calculate the torque needed to accelerate and decelerate the payload
  • Find a coil that has a torque curve that provides more force at each speed in your move than is needed to move the payload
  • Select the correct electronics needed to drive the motor