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Motor choice for mobil setup?

Discussion in 'Sensors and Actuators' started by knabstr, Dec 21, 2012.

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  1. knabstr


    Dec 21, 2012

    I do metal work and I would like to build a grinding station which consists of 3 tools: a belt grinder, a disk grinder, and a hard wheel. If this were in my shop I would purchase a 3phase motor and VFD to power all these tools from a common parallel drive shaft. However I would like to have my grinding setup in my truck and be able to plug in at various locations.

    What is the best choice for motor and power supply?

    Here are some of the considerations I have thought of:

    -Single phase motors lack the kick needed to do serious grinding work if you stay within the HP range that can be run at the average random plug in site available--and I don't want to go around blowing breakers. Therefore no matter what the choice I will have a battery backup and power inverters/converters/something on my truck.

    A 3phase 1.5 HP motor with KBAC-27d is the biggest I can run with 110VAC, that is plenty of power.

    But I wasn't sure if perhaps a DC motor configuration would be simpler or better? I don't know anything about DC motors.

    Help and opinions are greatly appreciated, Many thanks!

    CDRIVE Hauling 10' pipe on a Trek Shift3

    May 8, 2012
    Is the grinding station going to be permanently affixed to the truck?

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