Myford ML8 - adding a speed control switch

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Myford ML8 - adding a speed control switch

Postby SaxonX » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:02 am

Hi - just wondered if anyone has added a speed control switch/knob to an ML8 at all? I'm guessing it would be fairly easy and would make the lathe even more flexible and easy to use.

Any suggestions and pointers appreciated

Thanks

Keith

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Re: Myford ML8 - adding a speed control switch

Postby Jonathan » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:50 am

Keith
The Guru of all Guru's for this type of electricky is Bob.....he does look in here sometimes.....if you need this done quickly he can be found on The woodheven 2 forum.

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Re: Myford ML8 - adding a speed control switch

Postby 9fingers » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:16 am

Hi Keith
I'm afraid that you guess incorrectly. This sort of machinery is powered by an induction motor. The speed is solely governed by the frequency of the mains supply.
If your lathe happens to have a 3 phase motor on it (rare for a hobby machine) then there could be a box of tricks known as an inverter or variable frequency drive which will vary the speed. Fitting one is a non trivial task unless you are familiar with electricity.
Realistically you are possibly going to have to put up with changing belts to change the speed of your lathe.
Apologies if this spoils your day

Bob
Information on induction motors and inverters here
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_GZrX ... sp=sharing" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Myford ML8 - adding a speed control switch

Postby cncpaul » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:14 pm

Keith,
This company does a complete motor control package prewired for around £365

https://www.newton-tesla.co.uk/?route=p ... ath=74_143

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