Uprated spindle motor

Uprated spindle motor

I keep meaning to upgrade the spindle motor on the Orac. It is a face mount effort, so I keep meaning to find out the PCD of the motor mount to find a direct (or as near as I can get) replacement. The standard motor is only 0.37kW which is a bit weak for the machine. It could do with some more torque.

So the face mounting options available are:

  • 71 frame is 4 holes M6 on a 85mm PCD
  • 80 frame is 4 holes M6 on a 100mm PCD
  • 90 frame is 4 holes M8 on a 115mm PCD
  • 100 frame is 4 holes M8 on a 130mm PCD
  • 112 frame is 4 holes M8 on a 130mm PCD

…and I’ll probably need a new pulley for it (unless it happens to have the same size). Machine mart do a fairly decent range of pulleys:

http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/range/guid/38ED3488-DAAD-4081-A62A-16554351AF21

The original Orac motor is a 71 frame motor.

 

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