Nice Job Steve :clap:
Steve get one of these Constant Force springs .
Like a gas strut but can't leak and always adjustable both ways if you cock up. Compact as well.John S -
I think I need more force than 9.55kg which looks like the biggest one they do, not weighed it but took some lifting when fitting back on the machine and I nearly broke into a sweat so it must be at least 20-25kg.
Thats why I thought gas spring, the ones I am thinking of usually go up to 40kg with a little valve in the end to release the pressure. If you are dead against this idea then fair enough I will come up with something else, got any more idea's?? !
Just ran the spindle again and still not happy with it.....
The problem bearings at the moment are 2 x 16004's - dimensions OD 42mm x ID 30mm x width 8mm
Decided to change them for some 6004's - dimensions OD 42mm x ID 20mm x width 12mm
Will need to do a bit of a mod to the housing and make up a new spacer for the spindle but think its worth it as they have a higher load rating than the originals.
Just rang my bearing man up and he has them in stock, apparantly they are used quite a lot for motorbike wheel bearings and he has plenty on the shelf. Price - £3.50 each for NSK's!
Where's me van keys.........
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Isn't that motor just a tadge excessive?
How on earth are you going to channel 1hp through such a tiny tool without blowing it to shards?
If I was going to put in a 1hp layshaft I wouldn't go below 3/4"
When I got the motor i too thought it was a bit excessive but based on my simple calculations I ended up looking for a 1HP DC motor and was very suprised at the size when I collected it.
Current Kress 240v AC spindle - 1050W = 1.408073 HP
New big 180V DC motor - 750W = 1.01HP
Then throw into the equation that I have geared the spindle up to increase speed from the 2000rpm motor max which will in turn reduce the torque, so in theory I will have less power than the Kress but I will have slower spindle speeds which is what I am after.
I can't find a torque/speed curve for the Kress spindle but I imagine that when running at its slowest speed (10,000rpm) that it is not developing 1HP, hopefully when my spindle is running I should get decent torque at 3,000-6,000 rpm but time will tell....
Swapped the bearings in the spindle last night which made an improvement but still got a vibration/resonance problem which looks like is coming from the toothed belt, tried different belt tensions which altered when the vibration came in. After a couple of phone calls I think it could be to do with the small amount of 'wrap' i have on the smaller pulley, will be making up an idler pulley to run against the back of the belt to push the belt further round the small pulley.
Note to self - when feeling round for vibration on machine do not put hand on bare motor connections as it makes you jump and shout BASTARD really loud...!
Maths isn't exactly my strong point, but...
For sake of argument, consider a 6mm tool at 6000rpm
6mm*pi*100rps=1885mm/s=6.18ft/s at the cutting edge
Irving will now tell me where I went wrong :naughty:
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