BOLTR: ELECTRIC LINEAR ACTUATOR

BOLTR: ELECTRIC LINEAR ACTUATOR from youtube by AvE
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Errata: ChrisHallett839 hours ago
8 threads per inch on a smaller diameter would result in a steeper inclined plane angle, and thus less clamping force but higher linear speed for the same input, yes?
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AvE1 second ago
Hmmm. Maybe. Let's check by turning the screws into wedges. pi D x 8 3.14 x 8 say 25 inches run over 1" rise. vs. 0.5x 3,14 x 8 12 inch run over 1" rise.
Change the torque to force: 1 in lbs / 0.5" 2 lbs on a thin wedge. vs. 1/0.25" 4 lbs on a thicker wedge.
YES, I think you are right. But the final guestimation would turn out as a wash factoring in the friction fudge factor.Thanks for pointing that out!