Apologies in advance for picture rotation. For some reason I cannot upload pictures the right way round (if anyone knows why, that'd be super).
Apart from the acquisition of 2 pieces of machinery ('57 bport and hardinge HLV lathe), I've also acquired a Leeson 15hp 3-phase 12 lead motor (which I plan on using as an RPC for the above, and whatever other 3ph machinery I acquire).
However, I have many many questions about the RPC.
The nameplates for the motors involved at first are attached. This one is for the RPC idler:
This one for the bport:
And this one for the hardinge:
What I have a question about is the idler motor (I've clearly got more than enough headroom to run those two pieces of equipment).
Question 1: is the idler a delta or wye motor? It seems to be a 12 lead motor, and I'd want / need to use the low-voltage connection type, but I can't figure out what kind of power it'll spit out.
Question 2: what is the most basic way to get the sucker hooked up so I can fire up the motors on the equipment? I'm going to - eventually - stick a sub-panel in with proper disconnects and all that jazz, but I'd really like to get a 30A twistlock type of affair hooked up for the immediate future.
Question 3: balancing legs - what would I need to do?
I've researched the Fitch and other types of RPC, but I'm an electrical noob, so any guiding hands on how to get this squared away would be fantastic!