You would need to test the force of crushing the can and work backwards, this would give you the torque required based on different arm/wheel lengths and G.B. ratio's.What motor could I use though to make this a smaller scale project . Motor? Size of wheel and rod ?
Making aluminum from scratch consumes a huge amount of energy.I'm not sure how much the environment is benefiting from the recycled aluminum after each can is crushed with a 1HP motor at 30 cans per minute.
- and the owner bag of 500 crushed cans drives 10 miles to the recycling center and back home.
Ok, now we are getting somewhere. We now have half of the mass-energy balance. Now we need to know how much energy it takes to drive a 3500 pound car full of crushed aluminum cans to the scrap yard. Will it be a big amount (worth the effort), a huge amount (zero gain effort) or a gigantic amount (not worth the effort)?Making aluminum from scratch consumes a huge amount of energy.
Ok, now we are getting somewhere. We now have half of the mass-energy balance. Now we need to know how much energy it takes to drive a 3500 pound car full of crushed aluminum cans to the scrap yard. Will it be a big amount (worth the effort), a huge amount (zero gain effort) or a gigantic amount (not worth the effort)?
A geared motor. That is what you show in your first post.A gear motor would work wouldn't it ? There smaller which is better for me
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