I'm looking for some basic guidance to point me in the right direction on a project I'm involved in, as I'm overwhelmed with all the different types of electric motors and associated equipment available. I'm an electronics novice, so I'm very sorry if I've left out any important information.
Here's roughly what I would like to do: I need to flip a switch and have a shaft go up to a constant speed of about 200 RPM...actually, it could go up to anywhere between about 100 RPM and 300 RPM. What matters here is that it goes up to a constant speed...the exact speed isn't too important.
The load on the shaft will vary with time, but the load will always be between 5 in-lbf and 25 in-lbf of torque.
I don't need extreme amounts of accuracy here...I'd just like to keep the motor in the vicinity of a constant RPM. If it fluctuates up and down in speed by 10% as the load changes, that is OK, assuming it can correct itself somewhat quickly keep its average speed close to a constant value.
Is this sort of thing possible to achieve without spending tons of money and without being an electronics expert? Just for reference, I was looking at something like this for the motor.
Is something like that in the ballpark of what I should be looking at? Can something like that be made to do what I want, if paired with some sort of controller or something? Or, am I not even close?