Knowledgebase: Drives
Adding a Flywheel
Posted by Mark Alspaugh on 12 October 2010 12:54 AM
On the Drive Tab line labeled "Inertia", the rotating inertia of all the drive components from the motor to the drive pulley is input. The default values are based on standard copper wound motors directly coupled to the drive pulley through a gear reducer. Sometimes you may want to increase the drive inertia to extrend the stop time or prevent low tensions during stopping. One way to do that is to add a flywheel to the high speed side of the reducer. You must then modify the drive inertia input to reflect the increased inertia of the drive with the flywheel.

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