Interesting that you say that, because that's not normal
for a 3-phase motor. That says the motor is intended to
be driven by a solid-state inverter, and thus it is probably
intended to drive some sort of carriage that needs to be
positioned and/or moved in a precise fashion.
You might try searching ABB's site for the motor. That
might give you some insights into it's possible purpose
(or resale value).
Maybe I missed something, but speed controlling a 3 phase motor with a
variable frequency source is dead nut easy. It doesn't take a special
motor. Most decent motors can handle from about 1/2 speed to double speed
without any major issues. The big 5HP LeLand on my Hurco mill runs from 3hz
(96 RPM) to 120hz (3600 RPM). The only issue with most 3phase motors is
loss of torque and cooling capacity at extremely low speeds, and possible
bearing failure at excessive speeds. The Leland on my mill deals with
cooling by having a second uncontrolled motor driving the fan instead if
having a shaft mounted fan.
There are 3ph motors rated as "inverter duty" but any old 3ph motor can be
speed controlled with a VFD.
Since none of us probably has or uses a "Gibon Saw" and your have not
indicated which Giben Saw, it is likely you are not going to get a
BUT looking at the Giben site they build enormous sized cutting
machines, some are plasma cutters. It appears that belts drive the
stock but this also could be a motor to move the cutter carriage along a
I would probably get a correct answer, from someone who used a similar
Unfortunately, I have never seen the whole saw assembled.
I obtained a pile of disassembled frames from that saw, for scrap
metal. Those frames and assemblies, contained four motors like the
above pictured one. I was told that they are for a Giben saw, however
I have not been able to find out what they are called. They looks like
usable components and I hope to be able to sell them.
On Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 9:21:30 AM UTC-5, Ignoramus16807 wrote:
Well, hell! Most guys here do not have, or are part & party to, super-dupe
r industrial woodworking tools and machinery, as the large factories are.
Giben makes huge industrial tools, not your typical hobbyist or contractor
You haven't even told us what kind of saw are you speaking of. Giben make
s a variety of saws. Your item may not even be a Giben product, but a thir
d party product, used in conjunction with a Giben product.
You seem to blindly expect someone, here, to give you what you want, when y
ou want, how you want, etc., at the drop of a hat. If you have such a ind
ustrial saw, as a Giben, then you should know what arena of expertise you s
hould be searching among. If you have such a industrial saw, your first i
nquery should be of/to Giben, themselves, for such a specialized accessory.
Wasting your time! You probably wasted your time acquiring the saw (and ac
cessory), in the first place.
Oh, I'm sure _somebody_ does, sure...but not that's reading "the wrec",
not likely at all
Yeah, retty much the latter, iggy; there's no one in this group
regularly who has this kind of manufacturing machinery.
I'd suggest, while it's a longshot they'll pay much attention as you're
not a paying customer nor even a prospect, trying to pick up the phone
and see if can get somebody there to try to identify pieces-parts...
I was thinking of Giben, not the source for the parts.
Clearly they are feed rollers but from which particular machine or of
what vintage I'd have no way of knowing.
Hopefully there's some sort of manufacturing info/part numbers on them
that could help identify them specifically. And, of course, if there is
somebody still at the facility that knows what the machine actually was,
that's a start obviously (not that you didn't know that :) ). Even if
they know its function but not the model it couldn't hurt...
I spent some significant time while in VA years ago at various furniture
manufacturing facilities including the (then) nearly new Lane factory in
Alta Vista but there was nothing even approaching these machines in any
of those plants. Perhaps had they been thinking along these production
lines some of them might have survived, but the product wouldn't have
been what was seen as acceptable at the time; there were virtually no
panel goods in any of the pieces back then.
I cant wait to hear the answer. I at first thought power feeder until I
looked at the machinery they manufacture/sell. They mostly use wide or
multiple belts to deliver the material. I'm now thinking this drives
the cutter back and forth along a rail system/gantry above the material
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