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hinksgf3

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facet cutting speed
« on: August 28, 2019, 10:57:31 AM »
Hi looking to purchase a new motor and speed controller for my gf3 faceting machine looking at a 120 watt 240 volt one but top rpm's are 1350 my question is this a fast enough speed for cutting?.I also have the option of a 120 watt 12 volt dc 3000rpm one buy then have to source a converter to run on 240 volts any help on whether 1350 rpms's is fast enough for cutting or not would greatly be appreciated. 
« Last Edit: August 28, 2019, 11:01:36 AM by hinksgf3 »

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Re: facet cutting speed
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2019, 11:49:47 AM »
What pulleys has the machine got, if it is stepping down you may need more rpm. At 1:1 it might do. 
A slightly more powerful motor might be good aswell as my machine with a stardard 120watt 240v motor is underpowered imo.Lots of motors on ebay/aliexpress.
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Re: facet cutting speed
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2019, 08:35:31 PM »
Not sure if you'd need a more powerful motor than the 120 watt one. I suppose it depends on what your cutting and how fast you want to cut. I notice that in the latest 'Facet talk',  Horst Ricker is quoted as replacing a motor in a Hall 2000 with a 120 watt 12 volt motor. Horst as you know is a gun with this sort of thing and if it's good enough for him, I would suggest that it should be OK. As far as the speed goes, I would suggest that the slower one should be OK. Gemcuts in NSW are apparently converting GF4 and GF5s to 12 volt, might be worth giving them a ring to find out what RPM they are using.
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