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Old 10-23-2013, 04:02 PM   #1
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Default Another Motorized Mill

I finally got my Monster Mill this week. All it took was one use with a drill for me to want to motorize it with a dedicated motor. Hopefully i will build it this weekend and document it here. I just wanted to get some advice on motors. After looking through all of the available threads, it seems like a 1/3 hp motor will be fit for the job.

Does anyone have any opinions on this particular motor?

http://www.amazon.com/Smith-VB2054-S...1%2F2+hp+motor

I can get it for a decent price and get it in time to work on it for the weekend.

Thanks for any input.

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Old 10-23-2013, 07:44 PM   #2
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I've got a 1 hp motor with a 10:1 gear reducer on it. Some might call that overkill though...

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Old 10-23-2013, 08:23 PM   #3
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I've got a 1 hp motor with a 10:1 gear reducer on it. Some might call that overkill though...
Do you mind linking to your gear reducer? Most links i have poured over in this forum are dead.
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Here's one you can check out on ebay.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/161117839812...84.m1438.l2649 and another with lower RPM which means you can use a smaller pulley on the mill side. http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-3-4-HP-G...80751159050%26

And here's a gearmotor about the right size if you want to go with direct drive. http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-BODINE-1...item4d1422e1c6

If you Google "Motorized Grain Mill" you will find plenty of links to guide you along. Here's one of them. http://byo.com/stories/item/1166-mot...-mill-projects

The Grainger website has info on how to determine pulley sizes. Pulley's are also known as Sheaves

I hope this helps.

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I have a barley crusher hooked up to a1/2 hp motor with a 9:1 pulley system to get the RPMs down to within the correct range. I'm thinking about renting to the local rock quarry for use. I seriously think it'll handle about anything I put in it. I think 1/3 hp will be sufficient.

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Do you mind linking to your gear reducer? Most links i have poured over in this forum are dead.
i don't have one, sorry.
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