I want to use this as a feed table motor on a homemade drum sander. It says intermittent, but what is the time limit for that? It would be continuous for about 5 minutes, then off. If it was ventilated with a fan, would that help? It wouldn't be near the max load...ever.
A: The duty cycle for the original application was not detailed to us, so we don't know what 'intermittent' actually is. We only know the motor is not continuous rated. It does have the thermal overload protection switch which should protect the motor if run too long. Supplying a cooling air flow can help extend run times if necessary.
Date Submitted: 03/19/2018
Is this UL Recognized (UR)
A: It is not marked so on the units themselves and there are no indications on the packaging to state otherwise.
Date Submitted: 07/13/2017
Can this motor be used as reversible ?
A: This motor is not reversible.
Date Submitted: 10/29/2016
Is the 6 inch dimension the measurement across the gearhead above the shaft?
A: The dimension across the back of the gearhead is about 5" The 6" dimension also accounts for the electrical box on the side of the motor.
Date Submitted: 10/20/2016
1. WILL THIS MOTOR WORK FOR ROASTING A PIG UP TO 150 POUNDS? 2. WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM WEIGHT THAT IT WILL TURN? 3. WHAT SIZE TRANSFORMER WILL I NEED TO OPERATE WITH 115 VOLTS? 4. DO YOU CARRY THE REQUIRED TRANSFORMER? 5. CAN YOU PROVIDE THE ORDERING INFORMATION AND PART NUMBER?
A: 1. With the proper gearing and weight distribution, it most likely could. 2. The maximum weight would be determined by reverse-calculating the leverage of the loaded rack/carcass so as to not exceed the continuous torque rating. 3. The transformer needed would be able to provide the required wattage/amperage at the correct voltage without exceeding the load rating of the primary source. 4. We do not carry such a transformer, and as such have no information to provide regarding it.
Date Submitted: 08/21/2016
Would this unit work well for my self-built garage door opener? I plan to run a chain drive from the shaft with the large counter-weight springs down to the user-height. With the springs balanced well, this should not be too much for this motor, correct?