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UK Suppliers of Worm Drive Motors for Traction Loss

Discussion in 'Motor actuators and drivers' started by Glenn Summers, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. Glenn Summers

    Glenn Summers New Member

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    Hi All,

    New to the forum.
    I have a static (currently!) race sim rig
    I'm planning to convert to motion (pitch, roll and traction loss)
    Going to start with traction loss as it's only a single axis (and will add a lot of immersion...).
    I have a GT Omega frame, Fanatec wheel/pedals and a BMW 1 Series seat, which I plan to put on a subframe for the traction loss assembly. With me onboard there will be a fair bit of weight, probably just over 100kg.
    Planning on purchasing SimTools soon and likely go down the JRK interface route, but I want to set up a proof of concept to work out the motor torque I need.

    I've ordered a secondhand van wiper motor (VW Sprinter), 12v 40A power supply, bearing and castors to run some tests and see if thats sufficient or I need a stronger motor.

    I appriciate there is a ton of info on the forums but not seeing many suppliers of suitable motors that I can source in the UK. Anyone know of a reputable supplier I can use?
    I know the details above are losse, but roughly what torque range would I need, I'd rather over spec the motor to keep the load/heat down.

    Any help, much appreciated

    Cheers,

    Glenn
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    My Motion Simulator:
    2DOF, DC motor, JRK
    I am in UK and I imported electric motors from Motion Dynamics in Australia.
    Paying for the extra courier fine, customs import duty and VAT - after delivery (not good idea)
    There was also a good supplier in Canada, (which now has trade deal with EU)

    I want to buy more motors, for expanding my sim, so maybe we could import together
    but things have changed with exchange rates and possible Brexit / no deal issues.

    I am considering these: 5D300GN
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-300W...-Gearbox-Speed-Reducer-DC12V-24V/163342296090
    But again you will pay extra customs import duty & VAT on top.
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    Hi,

    Thanks for the response.
    I did contact the Canadian suppler but shipping was alomost the sam ecost as the motor.

    The Ebay link above looks interesting, but Ive yet to decide what power/speed motors I need yet.
    Will have a clearer idea once I've built my proof of concept.