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larry phelan 129/06/2020 13:08:46
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I have a LUX milling machine to which I would like to fit a power drive in order to raise and lower the head, [I get weary turning the handle ]

There was a post on this forum some time ago where some guy used a cordless drill for this, but it must have been some drill because my mill just laughed at me when I tried that. Is there a way of fitting a motor, perhaps using a reduction drive unit ? Have any of you ever done this ? and if so, how ?

Any ideas welcome. I believe some of the later mills have this feature.

Thanks for any assistance.indecision

Ian Parkin29/06/2020 13:17:17
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Very crude but works very well

a parvalux 24vdc motor with a big reduction gearbox runs at about 1 rpm

larry phelan 129/06/2020 13:42:26
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Thanks Ian, that was quick indeed !

Excuse my ignorance, but what is a parvalux motor and where do I look for one ?

What about the gearbox, is that a separate unit ?

Ian Parkin29/06/2020 14:03:38
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Just search on eBay for parvalux motors with gearbox and the voltage you want

the gearbox is coaxial with these

but you can get right angled box’s too

Anthony Knights29/06/2020 16:25:03
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Just to clarify, "Parvalux" is the name of a motor manufacturer.

Ian Parkin29/06/2020 19:16:35
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This is the seller that i bought mine from

and in my first post i meant 1 rev per second not per minute

Ian Parkin29/06/2020 19:21:11
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Or this one will do

larry phelan 101/07/2020 08:25:49
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Hi Ian,

Forgot to ask, how did you arrange your 24v supply ? Where did you get it from ?


Edited By JasonB on 01/07/2020 11:11:46

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