Do you have plans for a bowl lathe I have been look at the Nova 1624 trying to figure how to mount the C56 faced motorI have a South Bend 9C, 3 craftsman 109 , rebuilding 2 making parts (tooling, tool holders, etc) 1 maximat 7 (missing lathed head would to sell or trade )1 Taig lathe 1 millrite knee mill , 1 Shop Smith , and 1 Rockwell 46- 201 lathe head that I plan to make a bowl lathe . I have been researching VFD variable frequency drives. way too much going on. But I am retired and I have a degree in machine tool technology, and teach at the same tech. school from time to time adjunct. this is way more than you wanted to know
have plans to make a bowl lathe
I have recently installed a 240V 3-phase, 1750 RPM motor on my Atlas TH42 lathe. Motor is a #56 frame size, which was easily adapted to fit the original motor bracket on the lathe.Has any body adapted to a 3 phase motor with VFD VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVE? THANK YOU I will have lots of questions 60 years in Maintenance . Not exactly a novice
HI:I have recently installed a 240V 3-phase, 1750 RPM motor on my Atlas TH42 lathe. Motor is a #56 frame size, which was easily adapted to fit the original motor bracket on the lathe.
I used a Baldor 1 HP VS1ST 120V VFD, and I wired up a potentiometer for speed control and a SPDT switch for FWD-REV. I am pleased with how it turned out, it works really well.
If you check out our Electrical section you may find some of your answers hiding there. There are lots of threads there on VFDs.Has any body adapted to a 3 phase motor with VFD VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVE? THANK YOU I will have lots of questions 60 years in Maintenance . Not exactly a novice
Here's the motor I bought:HI:
May I ask where you got you parts from, I want to build a bowl lathe ,and convert my millrite mill, as well as my craftsman 109 lathe and drill press
thank YOU for you reply
Thank you for this info. Helps a lotHere's the motor I bought:
I also got my motor shaft pulley from the same place.
The VFD is something I had lying around, any 120V or 240V single-phase input VFD with adequate HP rating will work, as these will have a 240V 3-phase output.
Hey Randy would it be hard to add Dunlap to the header of this section, a new owner might not know they are related to each other
No you aren't stepping on anyone's toes. I am a lowly mod and not an admin. I do not have the power to make your requested change. But, as you can now see, your request has been granted.Hi: I am the new guy may I suggest that you just add a (/ Dunlap ) and that would make it easier for most to find everything at one spot I by no means am trying to step on any toes Thank YOU
I am looking for people who have a Craftsman 109 and South Bend 9 who use thier machines and who have made improvments on their machinesHi deadeye. I am an owner. There are a lot of these things out there. They are nice and small, and are a real lathe. They are, however, limited in capacity and have some quality issues. Some people say that an import mini-lathe is better to start off with. Do you have one? Is it a basket case, or is it just working poorly? Or, do you just want to connect with some others who use these machines?