|Ed Duffner||04/03/2020 22:02:03|
|800 forum posts|
The motor is an induction type with permanent magnet rotor and a wound field-coil. There is no centrifugal switch and starting is handled by two 80uf capacitors wired in parallel.
It's switched on via a cylinder type, multi-pole switch which energises a contactor coil in a start position then springs back to a run position.
In the start position the motor sounds very smooth but when in the run position it sounds rough and the motor speed drops somewhat. It's like there's a choking effect or field being introduced.
I'm pretty sure I have wired the motor and controls according to the circuit diagram. Please excuse the use of an earth wire in one of the below photos, it's just a link, not an earth connection.
In the video I start the motor and release it twice so I can let you hear the 'choking' sound. It doesn't quite work on the first start.
I'd appreciate any ideas and your input as always.
Edited By Ed Duffner on 04/03/2020 22:18:57
Edited By Ed Duffner on 04/03/2020 22:27:33
|Simon Williams 3||04/03/2020 22:58:41|
|508 forum posts|
I think the clue is in the fact that it started OK the first time, and only made the straining noise when you moved the switch. That's a faulty switch. No I would definitely not be happy to let that go out of my shop behaving like that, but I think the fault is in the rotary switch.
Looks like it's a pretty standard sort of switch - the internals and the spring return will be specially designed for this application but you should be able to obtain a direct replacement.
If you would like to put up a photo of the labels on the switch which hopefully will show a manufacturer (Kraus and Naimer?) and a type number we can probably locate a supplier.
You may even be able to get a replacement from Marcrist as it seems to be their name on the drawing.
Worth spending the money for the right thing - should be £20 - 30 or thereabouts. While you're at it replace the contactor as well at the same time and have done with it. That looks to me like a Siemens contactor (edit - sorry the clue's on the picture it's Eaton if you blow it up big enough - but any similar contactor will do) - should be possible again to buy a direct replacement for about the same again. If you can get a picture of the label on the side of the contactor it will show manufacturer and part number.
Edited By Simon Williams 3 on 04/03/2020 23:03:26
|Ed Duffner||05/03/2020 00:07:17|
|800 forum posts|
Thank you very much indeed for your expertise. It's always good to get another pair of eyes on a problem.
I can contact Marcrist to see about a replacement switch. The contactor was actually a replacement itself, some years ago but the machine was left in disrepair because it would not start at all. I traced that problem to an open-circuit thermal overload in the motor. I've bypassed that for now just to get the motor running. It'll be another required part, if its available.
|Brian Morehen||08/03/2020 08:28:07|
81 forum posts
Is this a single phase motor or a 3 Phase one that has been altered..
|J Hancock||08/03/2020 11:00:16|
|406 forum posts|
Good point, details on nameplate worth showing here.
|duncan webster||08/03/2020 11:18:17|
2591 forum posts
I'm confused by the description as an induction motor with a permanent magnet rotor. Can anyone clarify?
|Les Jones 1||08/03/2020 11:58:02|
|2130 forum posts|
I too have never heard of " an induction motor with a permanent magnet rotor ". I think Brian's question about it being a 3 phase motor that has been modified needs to be answered.
|Brian Morehen||08/03/2020 13:33:30|
81 forum posts
The motor name plate and details will teel us all a lot , This looks like a 5hp or more size motor. Are you running this through a 3ph Inverter .The motor sound chages when running I wonder if this is running on 2 phases because the inverter has brocken down and lost a phase .
1233 forum posts
Look at the wiring diagram, lower right portion. It shows a single phase supply.
|Paul Barter||08/03/2020 16:25:00|
|103 forum posts|
Sounds like a dud bearing, damaged ball or balls skidding rather than rotating.This may only be happening when the motor has run at full speed for a few seconds and a lack of lubrication and or roundness starts the music.
|Mike Poole||08/03/2020 19:30:43|
2575 forum posts
It is a single phase 110v machine, looks to be identical to a Von Arx machine.
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