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Old 09-22-2011, 06:16 PM   #1
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Default Might be selling a bunch of gear motors, could work great for grain mills

I'm an occasional lurker here on the forums. But I recently had an idea I wanted to share.

The company I work for has a lot, like 20-30, of Bodine Model 6182 gear motors that we are looking to liquidate. We are trying to find ways to get rid of them. I was realizing that it might make a good grain mill motor.

Here are some of the specs:
Max Speed: 86 RPM
Peak Torque: 212 in-lbs
Rated Torque: 75 in-lbs
Rated Voltage/Current: 90 V / 1.4 A

The power is provided by a 0784 driver board which would be included. The driver board is powered by 115 VAC input and provides the power to the motor. With an included potentiometer, it the speed can be adjusted anywhere from zero to max. Also the driver board enables you to set limits to the torque, speed, and acceleration/deceleration.

I mentioned it to the COO, and he seemed receptive to the idea that we could sell them to individuals. I don't have final approval yet, but I think it would be pretty easy to convince them of it.

So, are any of y'all interested in a motor like this for your mill? If you are, let me know, and if you wanted to let me know what you'd pay for it, that might help me figure out if it is worth our time.

Here is the info on the motor and driver,
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Driver

We'd sell them as a package, motor and driver together, as the motors are pretty much useless without the driver.

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Old 09-22-2011, 07:00 PM   #2
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20-30$ each if they are in new condition is about the going surplus rate

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I'm interested at the right price... So this would be everything needed? Or does one need a knowledge of programming and other hardware?

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20-30$ each if they are in new condition is about the going surplus rate
IMO, the market value of a used DC Bodine gear motor w/controller would be about $75-100. Without the controller, the going prices would be much lower and they would be more difficult to sell.
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Old 09-22-2011, 07:39 PM   #5
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Dependent on price I would be interested one for sure.

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I'm interested at the right price... So this would be everything needed? Or does one need a knowledge of programming and other hardware?
No programming is necessary. You'd need to provide a power cord or wire it into 115 VAC power. You'd probably also need some kind of enclosure to mount the driver inside of (to cover the live parts for safety). You'd also most likely want to mount A switch (not included) and the potentiometer (included) into said enclosure.
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Let me know the price and I may be interested. Kinda bummed about the board being needed. Does it include a capacitor to jump start and power through the grains?

Seems the Surplus store has a 105rpm drive w/ cap for $40.

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i may be in for 1 depending on price

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I'm interested if the price is right as well.

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Let me know the price and I may be interested. Kinda bummed about the board being needed. Does it include a capacitor to jump start and power through the grains?

Seems the Surplus store has a 105rpm drive w/ cap for $40.
No need for any capacitor or any other electronics, other than what I outlined in an earlier response. That is what the driver does. You can even set the acceleration so that it slowly comes up to speed to be nice and gentle on your equipment. And you can set a torque limit so that you don't break your equipment in the event that you have a problem (i.e. something jams in the rollers).

These motors are built to run machinery that would be turned on all day, every day. If you put one on a mill, you'd never need to replace it.
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