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Stephen Bunch 125/09/2021 14:10:57
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Advice required Electric motor 500 - 750 watt 240volt complete with speed control suitable for Pultra lathe. I would also consider a DC set-up complete with all controls.

Price is not particularly important but whatever chosen it must be immediately useable...a complete unit ,no messing about.

Thank you in advance.

Stephen Bunch

noel shelley25/09/2021 14:30:22
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500- 750 watt 3ph 240v motor and VFD, Numerous companys supply the complete package ready to run, even ready wired. Should give you all you need or want. Noel.

John Haine25/09/2021 15:20:05
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Motor unit for Sherline lathe - available as a complete unit I believe.

larry phelan 125/09/2021 17:13:57
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Ah yes, but no adventure ????cheeky

Mike Poole25/09/2021 19:38:27
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Have a look at Newton Tesla, the packages have everything done. You will need to fit the motor and pulley for your lathe.


Clive Steer25/09/2021 21:07:41
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I've just fitted a Brushless DC sewing machine motor to my Pultra lathe. I used some of the motor mount parts that came with the complete package at £99. The motor is more noisy than an induction motor but the level of torque and speed stability at low speeds is very good. The Pultra is ideal for having the motor mounted under the lathe but I elected to mount the motor behind the lathe with the controller to the left of the lathe so everything is above the bench. The only custom part I needed to make was a 16cm x 16cm mounting plate with 4 hole in it. Two to mount the plate to the base casting and two for the motor and belt tension adjuster. My plate was 15 mm thick Ali but only because I had some to hand and I'm sure something thinner would be fine. I used a 5mm V belt to link the motor pulley to that of the lathe and the pulley cover provide in the kit was used to guard the belt from stray items.

If anyone want to PM me I can send some pictures and meanwhile will try to post them to the site.


Trevor Drabble25/09/2021 23:00:27
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Stephen , I have a good quality 370 watt VFD which l am looking to sell . If you are interested , please PM me for pics . I've tried recently to enter pics on this site , but afraid l failed miserably . Trevor .

Michael Gilligan26/09/2021 07:39:02
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Posted by Clive Steer on 25/09/2021 21:07:41:

I've just fitted a Brushless DC sewing machine motor to my Pultra lathe. […]

If anyone want to PM me I can send some pictures and meanwhile will try to post them to the site.


That would be useful, Clive

Here’s a reminder of how post pictures : **LINK**


Clive Steer26/09/2021 16:30:39
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Have managed to upload 4 pics of my Pultra with sewing machine motor.


Michael Gilligan26/09/2021 17:28:25
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That looks tidy, Clive yes


Stephen Bunch 126/09/2021 19:31:53
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Many thanks to all who sent me advice and contacts.

I have decided to go the way of Newton Tesla and expect to be making swarf very soon.

Thank you

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