Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
  1. #11
    Guys i think you both have run away with this one...LOL! he just wants to get his lathe up and running in a quick turnaround. No mention of servos and taping etc or even CNC?
    I would like a servo controlled lathe though. I keep looking at a place i know for a decent servo suitable to build one from scratch. He takes them off the scrap and normally tosses them to one side. A servo to replace a 3hp equivalent motor would cost a lot of wonga?
    If the nagging gets really bad......Get a bigger shed:naughty:

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by 2e0poz View Post
    Guys i think you both have run away with this one...LOL! he just wants to get his lathe up and running in a quick turnaround. No mention of servos and taping etc or even CNC?
    I would like a servo controlled lathe though. I keep looking at a place i know for a decent servo suitable to build one from scratch. He takes them off the scrap and normally tosses them to one side. A servo to replace a 3hp equivalent motor would cost a lot of wonga?
    Always good to have as much info as you can.

    Hood on the Mach3 forum uses a 14 hp servo and he's a Scot.

    Phil

    Sent from my HTC Desire using Tapatalk

  3. #13
    m_c's Avatar
    Lives in East Lothian, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 2 Hours Ago Has been a member for 9-10 years. Has a total post count of 1,831. Received thanks 192 times, giving thanks to others 5 times.
    Quote Originally Posted by 2e0poz View Post
    A servo to replace a 3hp equivalent motor would cost a lot of wonga?
    Either 350+vat or 434+vat from zapp depending on if you want speed or torque in the 2.3-2.4kw range.
    Plus another 304+vat for a suitable drive...


    Getting back to the original post, I got a custom step-up transformer made to build a RPC, but I can't for the life of me remember the name of the company.
    Regarding getting a neutral, if the idler motor is a 240/415V motor, then when wired in star config for 415V operation, the star point will provide a neutral for the three phase. That's how I use a 240v contactor to drop out the start capacitors once my RPC idler is upto speed. However, the neutral will be at 240v in relation to earth, instead of the usual 0v, and with the transformer acting as an isolator, you've got to be careful of electric shocks. I installed a three phase RCD as part of my RPC to minimise the risk.

  4. #14
    Phil agree lots of info is always good to have and the price of servos and drive could almost buy a brand new lathe. Certainly not a cheap option? Factor that cost into a scratch build though would be a more viable option? i like it already?????????????? :-)
    If the nagging gets really bad......Get a bigger shed:naughty:

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. NEW MEMBER: Not another Newbie!
    By LawcockLD in forum New Member Introductions
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-06-2014, 11:22 PM
  2. NEW MEMBER: Newbie to CNC
    By thuncle in forum New Member Introductions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-09-2013, 07:13 PM
  3. NEW MEMBER: Not another newbie!
    By andyl in forum New Member Introductions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-02-2013, 09:55 AM
  4. NEW MEMBER: Newbie
    By Dieseldog in forum New Member Introductions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 27-01-2013, 08:39 PM
  5. NEW MEMBER: Hi from Wiltshire.
    By mikec in forum New Member Introductions
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 24-06-2009, 05:46 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •