Calculating Inches/Pulse For Senergy Drives
There are times when you will want to use ConveyLinx and Senergy for more refined motion. With PULSEROLLER Drives you do have repeatable linear motion at a pretty fine (<1mm) resolution. So, how do I accomplish this task? How many pulses will I need to input to our controller to move my product 30 inches? Here is how you will figure it out.
Constant For Senergy Drive Products:
All Senergy products (Gear Drives or Rollers) have a constant 30 “Pulse/Motor Rotation.” This is because our internal motor is a 10 pole motor and has 3 hall effect sensors detecting motion of the rotor. Therefore, to get “Pulses/Motor Rotation” the formula is the amount of Motor Poles multiplied by the amount of hall effect sensors (10x3).
30 Pulses/Motor Rotation = Constant for All PULSEROLLER Drives
Next, we need to figure out the Pulses/Tube Rotation (P). This is done by multiplying the “Pulses/Motor Rotation” by the Gearbox Ratio selected for the job. You can find this ratio in the characteristics data sheets of any of our Drives Products. Let’s say a “15 speed code” was selected for the application. The characteristics data chart shows a 15 speed code has a 45 to 1 Reduction Ratio.
30 Pulses/Motor Rotation
45 to 1 Reduction
P = 30 * 45 = 1350 Pulses/Tube Rotation
To determine the circumference of the tube we need to know the diameter of the tube and then multiply that by Pi.
C = 1.9” * Pi = 5.96885”
The final calculation will be governed by your application. You will either need inches-per-pulse or pulses-per-inch.
Let’s call this ratio X and the formula is as simple as X = C/P or X = P/C See below...
(1.9” * Pi = 5.96885) / (30 * 45 = 1350 Pulses/Tube Rotation) = .01”/Motor Pulse (inches-per-pulse)
(30x45 = 1350 Pulses/Tube Rotation) / (1.9” * Pi = 5.96885) = 226.1 pulses-per-inch
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