Looking to build my first simulator, a 3DOF balanced platform like @futuresims. Trying to determine what motors to use. Don't need to lift much, 500 lbs max but would like to move that load quickly. Lately the Teknic motors have come up a lot for their ease of use. Looking at this one:https://www.teknic.com/model-info/CPM-MCVC-3441S-RLN/
First, at only 13NM, I'm concerned that I'll have to get a worm reducer, and second, that adding the gearbox will make moving the platform quickly (>300mm or 12"/sec) difficult. These motors don't get as much torque unless you keep the speed low already. Further reducing that speed (more torque) would keep me pretty slow, right?
So I guess I like the fact that the Teknics don't require VFDs and a ton of sensors to run, but am I better off just going with big AC motors, say 1.5 to 2 HP and some 56C gearboxes? Those boxes are a lot easier to find and cheaper than the NEMA34 boxes for the teknic...