Should be easily able to, especially if they have access to used motors and
Having no lift vs. having a lift is the same difference as working out in a
snowbank in the dark,in a blizzard, with no light, coat or proper tools is
to working in a dry, warm, well lit shop with stereo all the right tools and
someone to bring you a Guinness at the appropriate time! I have tried both
modes, not a hard choice, believe me!
Problem is, once you're had one, you can't go back to working without one.
From: Bob Kramer [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2002 4:15 PM
To: Russ Moore
Subject: Re: Power for a lift.
I'm on it. I took the motor and controller off the post last night and
dropped it off at a large motor rebuilder this morning for that very
purpose. I'm hoping they can swap it out and set it up so I can just hook
up the leads at a price less than a converter. We'll see.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Russ Moore" <rem@CBORD.com>
To: "'Bob Kramer'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Russ Moore" <rem@CBORD.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2002 11:50 AM
Subject: Power for a lift.
> I have seen those before, they work pretty well. What are the economics of
> finding a 220volt 4-5 hp motor and using it to power the device. I think
> they're quite a bit (lots) less expensive than the converter. Even if you
> had to alter a mounting plate it would be worth it. Typically a 5-6 HP
> compresser would have just the item I believe. Getting it to work and mate
> with the gear reduction shouldn't be too difficult.
> There are actually some places that specialize in "used" electrical
> equipment. Even a new motor is likely just a couple of hundred dollars
> a place like Grainger. There are better deals than theirs out there.......
> Not a bad price.
> Russ Moore
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bob Kramer [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2002 12:13 PM
> To: Russ Moore
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: TR4A bonnet hinges
> It's a Werther assymetrical 2 post screw type lift, actually 2 of them.
> Electrical/Mechanical. They are screw driven off one 4 HP 3 phase motor.
> motor sits on top of one post and runs that screw. A driveshaft
> though a raised floor panel runs the other side. The Phase converter
> manufacturers say it will take a 7.5 HP rotory converter ($600) to run it,
> but Werther says other people have tried it and it doesn't work. I can't
> why it wouldn't work, but I don't want to go out and throuw good money
> bad. The lifts were cheap ($850), so the total price is very attractive
> compared to a new lift of the same capacity and features.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Russ Moore" <rem@CBORD.com>
> To: "'Bob Kramer'" <email@example.com>
> Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2002 10:25 AM
> Subject: RE: TR4A bonnet hinges
> > Bob,
> > If the lift is the old "in-ground" hydraulic type, run like hell.