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Use this equation and calculator to
determine the the torque and force to drive material in
linear motion with respect to a continuous fixed relation
to a rotational drive/velocity. Such as, a material moving
system or conveyor machine pulley.
Equation:
and (Moment of Inertia) for a typical material in linear motion driven by a continuous fixed relation to a
rotational speed, such as a conveyor
system drive pulley and wheel:
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Where:
T = 
Required Torque, lbft 
WK^{2 = } 
Total Mass Moment of Inertia of load to be accelerated lbft^{2}
(See Mass Moment of inertia calculations) 
= 
Change of speed, rpm 
t = 
Time to accelerate the load, seconds 
W = 
Weight of object, lb 
V = 
Linear velocity, fpm 
N = 
Rotational speed of shaft, rpm 
