For those needing electric motors I strongly recommend Dealers Electric,
http://www.dealerselectric.com /. One of the few places I know that you can
call and get a friendly knowledge person on the line. They have internet
special of 1 hp, constant torque, totally enclosed variable speed motor with
controller for $230 and 2 hp $ 385 and 3 hp at $438.
I am trying to build a router lathe (a large version of the Legacy
Ornamental Mill but with 18" by 10' capacity) with a slave motor using the
speed of the primary motor to control its speed. I want to be able to set
the pitch cut by the slave and control the speed of the master. After 8
hours digging on the net and talking to one company I had a bid of $12,000.
WAY OUT OF MY BUDGET!!!
I called Dealers and explained what I wanted to do and the sales person
said that the application was over his head but gave me a name and phone #.
That person told me what I needed in the way of controller and motor.
Called Dealers back and was told that their Internet special should fill the
bill. He offered to fax me the technical manual on the controlled but I don
't have a fax so he is sending it to me by snail mail. Total time 30
minutes ! After I dig through the documentation I will know for sure if
the controller will do the job but think that I will get the 1 hp for my
floor drill press anyway.
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