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OB's 345oz. Stepper Motor

Discussion in 'Motors' started by AR15DCM, May 26, 2016.

  1. AR15DCM

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    Hello,

    Has anyone ever seen the documentation or taken one apart to know how thick the motor casing is ?

    If it is thick enough I want to drill/tap it so I can mount some heat sinks on them.
     
  2. dddman

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    You can also use double sided tape (the one made for heat sinks!)
     
  3. AR15DCM

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    I plan on using a Peltier Cooling Plate under each heatsink. Between that and the thermal paste the only option I would think is to drill/tap and secure the heatsink with some small machine screws. And, you can probably guess... M5 x .8's screws to boot! LOL

    That should keep the motors nice and cold during use :thumbsup:
     
  4. Gary Caruso

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    probably be cheaper and much easier to upgrade the motors to ones that can handle the power required.. or turn down the current if you don't need all the power :)
    I think drilling into the motors not a great idea, maybe just straps?..
    looking into this more i found this
    Stepper Motor Heating
     
    #4 Gary Caruso, Mar 16, 2017
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  5. Gary Caruso

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