Re: Another Newbie with a motor question...

john kling

I am confused on how to order obtain a serpentine belt for a workshop lathe. Most of the listings seem to only give the type of cars they fit nor have I figured out the numbering system.

From: Pat/Juke/Whatever...
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 5:40 PM
Subject: RE: [SOUTHBENDLATHE] Another Newbie with a motor question...

What would be the downside of ‘too much’ hp?
Right now I am at single phase 110 volts..could upgrade to 1ph 220  if necessary…but not sure I see the benefits yet (remember, I’m a newbie, so I haven’t done more than basic testing the machine before purchasing it).
I’d be fine going for the ½ HP if I had a clear sense of how the difference in strength would affect me, one way or another.
-Chef Juke
"EVERYbody eats when they come to MY house!"
From: SOUTHBENDLATHE@... [mailto:SOUTHBENDLATHE@...] On Behalf Of Lance Eggleston
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 2:36 PM
Subject: Re: [SOUTHBENDLATHE] Another Newbie with a motor question...
In my opinion 3/4 HP is too much for a 9", 
unless it were a 3/4 HP 3 phase 220 VAC 
connected to a VFD.
Then the extra HP would give more torque at lower speeds.
Also, the VFD will make the machine more easily useable.
Consider upgrading to a serpentine belt for better power transfer.
On Mar 26, 2014, at 5:11 PM, Pat/Juke/Whatever... wrote:

 have been searching the  archives of the group and looking on other forums as well and THINK Im on the right track with wanting a ¾ HP, TEFC motor with a 56 frame.
Does that sound about right to folks?

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