Power feeder for spindle moulder options

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Power feeder for spindle moulder options

Postby petertheeater » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:27 pm

Hi all. Just received a 2nd hand Felder F700 spindle moulder. It doesn't have a power feeder but I'm keen on getting one. It's a 3 phase and I will probably opt for 3 phase power feeder too. What are the options of powering it through the spindle as I don't have any more 3 phase feeds from the consumer unit. When I spoke to felder about a new spindle they quoted for a 3 phase switch to drive the power feeder. Do the power feeders all have separate switches on them as I would.t want it on every time the spindle is running.
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Power feeder for spindle moulder options

Postby promhandicam » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:09 pm

No experience of 3ph power feeds, but all the single phase ones I've seen have a switch on the body of the feeder to turn on and off and change speed and feed direction. I can't imagine that a 3ph one would be any different.

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Re: Power feeder for spindle moulder options

Postby jfc » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:57 pm

Just bought a 3 phase wadkin with 3 phase power feed . Where the cable goes in there is a basic junction box and that powers the machine and power feed . The grey trunking to the right is the power feed cable that went to that box .

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Re: Power feeder for spindle moulder options

Postby Jonathan » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:34 am

Couple of year's ago I upgraded my Felder power feeder with a co matic dc40, a big 4 wheel feeder....240 volts and under 500w....just plug it in a 13 amp socket.

The Felder PF was not able to slow down enough where the co matic has a variable speed that slows down to snails pace......

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Re: Power feeder for spindle moulder options

Postby petertheeater » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:42 am

It seems felder have my machine logged as having a power point for the feeder but I'm bu**ered if I can find it. I will probably opt for a 240 volt feeder unless I can find a 3 phase splitter.
The co matic Dc40 looks nice but I think way too big for what I need. I like the idea of being able to slow it down though.

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Re: Power feeder for spindle moulder options

Postby Jonathan » Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:26 pm

Peter
Co matic also make a smaller 3 wheel version....DC 30....

They also do a smart stand for power feeders.....which allows you to raise and lower from the front of the machine....no more leaning over the spindle or walking around it seems a great idea.
http://www.co-matic.com/en/product/Acc-SS


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