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  1. 5HP at 230V is approaching 12Amps continuous and...

    5HP at 230V is approaching 12Amps continuous and could hit 70-80 amps starting (unloaded) . . . likely close to 100Amps at locked rotor.

    $34 sounds like an IEC rated unit running at the top power...
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    A twofer . . . 11 Drawer Gerstner Machinist Tool...

    A twofer . . . 11 Drawer Gerstner Machinist Tool Chest Box w/Key w/1940 American Mac - tools - by owner - sale
  3. No need to boost the V/Hz when starting a PM...

    No need to boost the V/Hz when starting a PM motor . . . my point is that as long as you keep the flux density the same, and soften the PWM with a sine filter, you can run at any frequency you want...
  4. As mentioned, the PWM voltage waveform will not...

    As mentioned, the PWM voltage waveform will not be optimum for the transformer. We have put a sine filter at the output of the VFD . . . and we have run motors with encoder feedback accomplishing...
  5. Does the VFD have an auto-tune feature? It would...

    Does the VFD have an auto-tune feature? It would seem to me that you would need to get the current loop tuned before trying anything. Also, set up the current limit on the drive to 50% of capacity...
  6. Here is a photo of our jobsite from about a year...

    Here is a photo of our jobsite from about a year ago - Google Maps

    A lot has changed in a year!
  7. I don't know what kind of seismic codes you have...

    I don't know what kind of seismic codes you have in Michigan, but a plan like what you outlined wouldn't fly here.

    I bought 4.2 acres of light industrial property and put up an industrial...
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    websites lend credibility to your business only...

    websites lend credibility to your business only as far as they are credible to the person looking . . . understanding that you are 20 and spent 5 years in a machine shop and probably didn't spend as...
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    Bill . . . we design safety systems for a broad...

    Bill . . . we design safety systems for a broad range of machines - we recently did one for a traditional engine lathe and now doing one for a VTL.

    This explanation should get you started on...
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    If you used series connected contactors with...

    If you used series connected contactors with safety contact monitoring and a safety relay this could possibly meet muster if inspected by OSHA.

    Much easier would be to purchase a drive with built...
  11. We built a CNC router table for a customer with...

    We built a CNC router table for a customer with some odd requirements . . . at one end of the router table was an unwind stand that could handle rolls of conveyor belt up to 10,000 lbs, at the other...
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    What kind of controller are you working with? ...

    What kind of controller are you working with? With the right controller, we can set your machine up with an email or twitter account and alert you to when it’s ready and when it is not. You can...
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    Also if you want some built in pump control...

    Also if you want some built in pump control versatility . . . Unidrive M400 Pump Solutions | VFD for pumps | Control Techniques
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    It pains me to say this because we are a Rockwell...

    It pains me to say this because we are a Rockwell Integration partner, but my personal experience with the 52* series (525, 527) drives has been underwhelming. The documentation is hit and miss...
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    Get a phase 1 environmental site assessment . . ....

    Get a phase 1 environmental site assessment . . . sometimes cheap property can get really expensive.
  16. Well . . . looking at it this way, he just lacks...

    Well . . . looking at it this way, he just lacks the balls to do this with higher stakes and more gravitas combined with massive infusions of other people’s money. Perhaps some discipleship by Elon...
  17. We are using an MDX-1500 3-Axis Hybrid Laser...

    We are using an MDX-1500 3-Axis Hybrid Laser Marker - MD-X series | KEYENCE America
  18. No room anywhere near the carbide tooling - but a...

    No room anywhere near the carbide tooling - but a foot away on the material infeed (after the laser) grants a few inches of space . . . looking at Nordson Liquidyn P-Jet valve now. I want to be able...
  19. Hi Bob, You will likely be contacted by this...

    Hi Bob,

    You will likely be contacted by this customer after the first of the year as they get very little help and poor service from their existing carbide supplier and we passed your contact...
  20. In my late teens I worked on a landing craft...

    In my late teens I worked on a landing craft propulsion system, but this one had 2 screws each driven by a pair of 6-71’s geared together. I designed a better load balancing system using the stack...
  21. Mark includes a part number and manufacture’s...

    Mark includes a part number and manufacture’s logo, it is dead smooth.

    The laser marker is a Keyence unit. We’re going to focus today on using a hollow font and logo to cut down on heat...
  22. We call these red team jobs. Bleeding edge...

    We call these red team jobs. Bleeding edge development that we invariably wind up losing money on. The problem is that when you don’t plan enough contingency, you lose way more money than you...
  23. We built a CNC laser welding machine last year...

    We built a CNC laser welding machine last year and used shielding gas with good results. It didn’t occur to me to use a shielding gas when laser marking. The machine works great until we fire up...
  24. Laser Marking - slag residue fouling carbide forming tools

    We are developing a forming tool that takes polished stainless strip and creates cylinders with it. We mark the strip with a part number and feed it through a forming section (forcing the strip into...
  25. If the starter contactors are rated for the...

    If the starter contactors are rated for the current, yes, likely all you have to do is change taps in the motor, upsize fuses and heaters and go.

    We have lots of transformers in our test inventory...
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