Note: all abbreviation meanings can be found below.
I’ve developed an FRC calculator that can so far, take (Wheel Size)+(RPM)+(2 stage gearing)=(FPS). And a Linear Actuator Calculator that takes the (RPM)+(2 stag gearing)+(Thread Pitch)+(TPI)+(Actuator’s overall travel distance)=(DPS) and (TTC).
So now on to my real question, what kind of calculator would you like to see implemented or have? (examples would be, Center to center gear/belt calculator,etc.) Thank you for time.
RPM = Revolutions Per Second
FPS = Feet Per Second
DPS= Distance Per Second
TPI = Threads Per Inch
TTC= Time To Complete
I would try and develop calculators that aren’t already in the JVN Calculator.
As for what I would find useful:
Might be helpful to have a calculator that took the path length of a belt/chain run, the C/C distance of this belt/chain run, and give you the lateral distance off the centerline where a tensioner would need to be placed to properly tension the belt/chain run. (I have no idea if I explained that well.)
Also might be nice to have something that calculates the amount and placement of counterweight and/or counter force on some sort of arm so that it is balanced.
I think with the PDB now reporting channel currents, and even more accurate version could be correlated with a little bit of testing. That being said, If the tool is meant to be a predictor, then very little test information would be available at the time.
Unfortunately, my current level of electrical knowledge is no where near what i would need to now about battery consumption so I will most likely not add that in until way later:( but I’m still open to other suggestions