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I have just sized the DC motors I want to use (corresponding to my robot and its intended applications - my figures include a 50% uncertainty factor to account for friction in reducers and other losses). Now I need to actually choose the exact motors I want to buy from the manufacturer (I am targeting maxon motors as I am not an expert and want no problem). I have a few down to earth questions about linking the mechanical needs to the electrical characteristics, among them:

Question #5:

What is the "rated torque" mentioned when choosing a gear? I guess it is related to the maximum torque the gear can support... But now, I know my input torque (torque on the motor side) and my output torque (torque on the system side), does that correspond to any of these two?

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