Re: Motor starting jolt

Gregg Eshelman

Motor soft starters. There's a YouTube video for that.

On Sunday, December 24, 2017, 7:03:45 PM MST, Stephen Bartlett tower.op@... [SOUTHBENDLATHE] wrote:

Another thought:  Make sure there is no lost motion in the drive train
-- all pulleys tight on their shafts, belt(s) properly tensioned, etc.

Anything that would let the motor get turning before the spindle starts
to turn.

Steve Bartlett

>    Posted by: "Oren"
>    Date: Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:01 pm ((PST))
> I’m thinking a soft starter would manage incoming line voltage but would not reduce the initial surge coming from the starting capacitor. I believe it’s that starting capacitor that generates the big jolt making the motor jump at startup. I could be totally wrong for sure as I’m over my head on this.

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