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jonnydeen
19-07-2012, 05:19 PM
when i picked up my boxford lathe it came with an interesting single phase motor that was obviously not suitable for the lathe

the spec...
240v single phase
2hp
9700RPM!!

i have never seen a single phase motor with that high an rpm rating and it made me wonder

what would this motor be used for?

any ideas?

Web Goblin
19-07-2012, 06:13 PM
Odd size for an ac motor but ok for a dc one. Photo please.
How are you getting on with the boxford? I bought a Blomqvist Model A, copy of the Boxford, a while ago and have rebuilt the gearbox earlier this year and I have just done the apron gears. Just started stripping the rest down for a re-paint.

Jonathan
19-07-2012, 06:48 PM
If it's a single phase motor then it would either be run on 50Hz or 60Hz, so for 2-poles that's 3000rpm or 3600rpm. The lower the number of poles the higher the speed, but you can't have less than 2-poles therefore( Web-goblin said) it must be a DC motor. Or if you're extremely lucky I guess it could be a servomotor...

jonnydeen
19-07-2012, 08:17 PM
well... here are some pictures of the motor in question
picture quality isn't great as the only camera i have is my trusty but outdated nokia 6300
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web goblin, the boxford is slow progress at the moment but im aiming to get it finished asap

jonnydeen
19-07-2012, 08:32 PM
just noticed that the pic of the spec plate is indecipherable so i wrote down what it says

G&C machines
S.M.E. division
made in the uk

AC series motor

INS. CL h
KW 1.5
VOLT 230/240
AMPS 8.9
HZ 50
PHASE single 1
REV/MIN 9700
RATE sfr 30 min
FRAME 9085l

SERIAL NO. 630 cbj 5621 82

m_c
20-07-2012, 01:52 AM
It'll be some kind of commutator/brushed motor, not a standard AC induction motor.

jonnydeen
20-07-2012, 02:00 AM
It'll be some kind of commutator/brushed motor, not a standard AC induction motor.

interesting, but what application needs 9700rpm? it is also extremely loud (but i guess thats inherent of its nature)

any ideas on what i could use it for?

m_c
20-07-2012, 02:10 AM
I've got to admit, I'm struggling to think of anything that would need 1.5kw (aprox. 2hp) at that speed, or what you could use it for!

Gary
20-07-2012, 09:27 AM
It sounds like a series wound ac motor / universal motor?
open it up, so see it the armature and the field are wound in series?
Not seen one for years.


I've got to admit, I'm struggling to think of anything that would need 1.5kw (aprox. 2hp) at that speed, or what you could use it for!

irving2008
20-07-2012, 10:46 AM
I've got to admit, I'm struggling to think of anything that would need 1.5kw (aprox. 2hp) at that speed, or what you could use it for!
Since its limited to 30min operation, I'd hazard a guess at some sort of cooling/pumping/extraction process.

Web Goblin
20-07-2012, 01:19 PM
I have been looking around at some motor specs on this but cant find that exact one. It looks like a universal motor going by the speed rating. Probably for some sort of power tool.