|Mark B||30/09/2018 18:51:02|
|56 forum posts|
I have today become the owner of this Lorch lathe:
One thing which it is lacking is a motor to drive it. I'd like to get a low powered 3 Phase motor which I can control the speed of with a VFD.
Can anyone recommend a supplier of motors / VFD units.
|Clive Brown 1||30/09/2018 19:21:36|
|484 forum posts|
I purchased my lathe motor and VFD from Inverter Drive Supermarket of Chipping Campden.
They stock motors and drives from 0.09kw upwards at good prices. No connection other than satisfied customer.
|Neil Wyatt||30/09/2018 19:24:44|
18143 forum posts
Click on Transwave's advert over on the right ------->
Mine came from them with a four year guarantee (not needed!)
|Michael Gilligan||30/09/2018 19:28:05|
16214 forum posts
I found 'Quantum Controls' very helpful: **LINK**
They are ABB specialists.
|John Hinkley||30/09/2018 21:20:54|
929 forum posts
I sourced the 2hp 3-phase motor ( TEC ) and matching Huang Yang vfd for my mill from separate suppliers on eBay. Under £210 for the two. Lower rated motor and vfd would be commensurately cheaper I presume. Plenty of choice on various auction sites if you search hard enough. Enjoy your lathe when you get it running.
|Harry Wilkes||30/09/2018 21:36:05|
968 forum posts
It's for Transwave from me
|Trevor Drabble||30/09/2018 22:26:14|
211 forum posts
Mark , Sent you a PM . Trevor .
305 forum posts
|Bosch Rexroth for me, great unit very compact, fits in cabinet with remote panel fitted on my ML7 headstock.|
No great big boxes to accommodate.
|John Haine||01/10/2018 07:37:40|
|3275 forum posts|
To remotor my Unimat I bought a nice brand-new Parvalux 3 phase ~1/8 HP from "h4ab" on eBay for 39.99 squids. Not available now but bargains around. Huanyang VFDs are very cheap.
|Mark B||01/10/2018 21:41:22|
|56 forum posts|
Thanks for the replies and links to potential suppliers. I contact a few people get get some options to get this lathe in action.
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