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Re: Welding Rotator

Postby Poland308 » Mon May 01, 2017 12:20 am

Die electric flange kits for bolting up flanges use a plastic sleeve that looks like a big straw ( about the same material and thickness) to go around the bolts. And then fiber washers that look like circuit board material. About 1/8 thick.
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Re: Welding Rotator

Postby exnailpounder » Mon May 01, 2017 6:51 am

Poland308 wrote:Die electric flange kits for bolting up flanges use a plastic sleeve that looks like a big straw ( about the same material and thickness) to go around the bolts. And then fiber washers that look like circuit board material. About 1/8 thick.

That would certainly save some time. I'm gonna check McMaster-Carr this morning.
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Re: Welding Rotator

Postby electrode » Mon May 01, 2017 10:07 am

I am using something like these with my build...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/6-Glastic-2015- ... Swol5Y3Dne
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Re: Welding Rotator

Postby Poland308 » Mon May 01, 2017 2:32 pm

I Used a set of rubber mounts like that for a pedestal grinder that I built it makes it kind of hard to tension the belt because it begins to sideload the rubber grommets.
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Re: Welding Rotator

Postby exnailpounder » Mon May 01, 2017 3:45 pm

LtBadd wrote:
exnailpounder wrote:
motox wrote:jeff
you have a lath, fab up some nylon bungs to separate metal from bolts.
craig

I was thinking about some Delrin sleeves and thrust washers..would Delrin be a good choice? I know it's very machinable.

Sounds like you may already have an answer, I haven't gotten that far. :(

Question, may be stupid, even with a metal frame if the ground strap remains on the shaft, wouldn't the current take the most direct path (of least resistance)?

All you have to do is isolate your motor. My set up is different.
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Re: Welding Rotator

Postby exnailpounder » Mon May 01, 2017 3:55 pm

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I got mine wired up and running today. All the motor parts and right-angle drive were all inside of that box laying on the floor so I have had to build all new brackets for mine...then I managed to lose the wiring diagram I made :? This is going to be an ongoing, no hurry to get it done kind of a deal. I am going to machine up some pulleys out of acetyl copolymer for pulleys to isolate the drive motor. Don't know how I'm gonna do it all yet but it will be slick when it's done.
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