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# Accumulator Torque and tension calculations

Motor Torque = (973.3 * kilowatt) / base speed

Tension = Torque * GR * eff.* 2 / diameter

Accumulator Torque = D[ (T *n) +(n*t*s*w*7.86*.000001)]/4*-GR …………………..A

where w*t*s*n*7.86*.000001= weight of strip
D= diameter of winch
T= required tension
n= Number of falls
t= thickness of strip
s= displacement of moving frame in mm
Assumptions: weight of counterweight is equal to weight of the frame
weight of strip is negligible as compared to tension
For a simple cross check of the calculation the following formula can be used

HP = tension * speed/4500 ………………….B

Now, Multiply this torque with 1.44 and the required torque of the machine is available. Match it with
required Kw machine which will give the same torque.

We take the example of the Exit accumulator of CSD1,

here,
T = 600
n= 26 (in case of modifcation of line
Linear speed = 150 MPM

By the formula B

HP = 600*150/4500
HP= 20
Considering Duty factor of 1.5 times =22 KW

BY the other formula:

Winch Dia (D) = 350mm
Displacement (s) = 9720 mm
No. of falls (n) = 26
Tension (T) = 600 Kgs
Strip width (w) = 1000 mm
Thickness (t) = 0.40 mm
GR = 187

Now,
D/4*GR = .350/(4*187)
= .000468
weight of strip = 26*1000*.40*97200*7.86*.00001
=795 Kgs

Total Tension = n*T
= 26 *600
=15600 Kgs

0 time .e. =866 Kgs Now for The total bridle power and also for the individual Bridle power we can calculate the HP or Kw The formula is (differential Tension * speed)/(6116* efficiency) .Torque =.68 As per this Motor required KW =11.000468*(15600+795) = 7..8 t0 2.3 Kw In case of Accumulator due to heavy duty requirement of the machine it is multiplied by 1.therefore required Kw suitable is 22 Kw. II: To find out the Kw requirement for a Bridles: T1 T T2 The above shows that a geometrical progression and therefore the tension progression will be as follows say T1 = 500 kgs T2 = 1500 Kgs Ration between T2 and T1 =1500/500 =3 The intermittent tension =√3*T1 i.