Is that thing gonna have enough torque? 30 inch pounds is not much. You may not be able to fill your hopper very full before you start the mill. 1.1 amp draw at 115V = 126 Watts = .17 HP. Lots of threads I have read have said that a 1/3 HP (.3333) motor hasn't been enough power?
What about this link? Only reason I am asking is because my motor is on its way.I don't think so. I read the link and it says he used a 1/3 HP Motor.
Try reversing the sprockets (sheaves?) so that the 3" is the drive sprocket (on the motor) and the 6" is the driven sprocket (on the mill). You are reducing the torque and increasing the rpm's if it's set up as you describe.Using a Barley Crusher Mill:
Have the surplus center motor running at 177rpm.
Added 6" drive sprocket to 3" driven sprocket.
Result = Motor locks up with anything more that 1/2" deep of grain in mill.
Info on the motor please!
The barley crusher is only designed for direct coupling. It can not take the side force of using a pully or sprocket. You will sure wear out the bearings prematurely.Ordered coupler from Mcmaster.
Will convert to direct drive from chain drive though this will cut our intended RPM by half; from 354 to 177.
Can't change sprockets because sprocket holes different sizes: Motor = 1/2", Mill = 5/16". Sending back to mcmaster.