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