torque to weight

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torque to weight

Postby dash8avionic » Sun Feb 15, 2004 8:52 am

how do you convert ft-lbs torque to lbs weight.

Re: torque to weight

Postby Knight » Tue Feb 17, 2004 9:42 pm

dash8avionic wrote:how do you convert ft-lbs torque to lbs weight.
Alas, you don't.

Torque is a measure of how much twist is applied to a fastener. The units used to measure torque are in the form of force times length. The english unit of torque is the Foot pound (Lbf·Ft). The metric (SI) unit of torque is the newton metre (N·m).

You can divide Lbf·Ft by the number of feet and determine the number of pounds of force applied.
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Postby Guest » Tue Mar 16, 2004 9:32 pm

If you have the torque of a motor can you determine how much weight it can move.

682.1 oz-inch with a 4 mm shaft and 32 rpms

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