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Topic: Re: Input power of electromotor, power of gearbox and the safety factor

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With the information provided, I  do not get the same results for motor size and drive torque.  To rotate the  described anchor impeller at 60 rpm in 60,000 cp resin, the power required would  be at least 90 KW or 14,000 N.m output torque, probably requiring a 100 KW motor  and 15,500 N.m output torque.  However, at 20 rpm, the power requirement  would be about 9.6 KW but at 4,600 N.m torque.
Putting these results in terms  of operating conditions, the mixer could run at up to 28 rpm in 60,000 cp resin  fully loading a 20 KW motor but with 7,000 N.m output torque.   Alternatively, the mixer could be run at 60 rpm and a 20 KW motor with 3,000 N.m  output torque, but with only 10,000 cp resin.
However, since the impeller and  drive design are more likely limited to a maximum torque of 3,000 N.m, the  maximum resin viscosity that could be mixed at the minimum speed of 20 rpm  would be 40,000 cp.  To successfully mix 60,000 cp resin with a 3,000 N.m  design, the rotational speed would have to be 13 rpm.
Conclusion, the anchor mixer  design described is not suitable for 60,000 cp viscosity.  At the minimum  speed of 20 rpm, the maximum viscosity for the mixer would be only 40,000  cp.  At the maximum speed of 60 rpm, the maximum viscosity would  be only 10,000 cp.  The impeller and drive design would have to be capable  of at least 7,000 N.m output torque to handle 60,000 cp resin at the minimum  speed of 20 rpm.