Wal, I've used a microwave motor in the past for a project. they operate on 240v though and are quiet and about 2 quid. Here's one on ebay with 33RPM speed.
AC 220-240V 4W 33RPM CW/CCW Microwave Oven Synchronous Motor | eBay
I did think about that, Clive (you might have suggested it in passing a while back) - was worried that they get pretty hot under continuous use, if I ran it off my control box under a new LinuxCNC profile, it would mean leaving my gear powered up unattended, not too keen on that either - call me paranoid..!
Something will turn up!
Last edited by Wal; 29-05-2014 at 12:19 PM.
A microwave motor may work well. If you spin one round and poke your fingers on the terminals you get a reasonable shock, which is quite entertaining.
A cheap (i.e. 2nd hand) drill should also work without requiring much gearing.
You're not taking this seriously, are you..?
230VAC cap-start induction motor.
Having contacted several places in the UK - and had literally zero replies - the motor (5IK40GN-C) was eventually bought from China (Ningbo Leison Motor Co.) along with a couple of gearboxes (30rpm/60rpm). Great service, gearboxes made to order with no problems or delays whatsoever!
Since buying, I've come across this company:
Who offer very similar motors at prices (once duty and p&p are taken in to account) that are near comparable with what you'd pay buying in from China. Furthermore, the guy in sales knew what he was talking about and responded within minutes.
Anyway, if this project has taught me anything, it's this: "A good electric motor that you want to perform a specific task is going to cost you a bit more than you thought."
Which could well be a Chinese proverb...
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