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Posted on Need help finding a VDF for my Maggi Steff 2044

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#1 posted 09-17-2018 09:57 AM

Do you have access to the motor within the feeder to see if it s capable of dual voltage input? It s very unlikely to find a motor that will only accept 440V. It would be understandable if the company making the feeder only listed one voltage as having additional hands of unknown skill rewiring their product outside of the factory could reduce reliability.

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According to the motor plate, it appears to be 440v only. Assuming that to be the case, what would I need to run it on single phase power? Besides a phase converter? I know that I either need a transformer (of which I don’t know what brand, model or specs to look for) or my other option is to take the feeder to my local electric motor shop and have them rewind the motor to opporate at 220v.

I am also open to the idea of buying a Rotery Phase Converter if it would allow me to to run multiple machines (not at the same time) without having to buy expensive custom made VFD’s.

Right now I have four machines that I was intending on buying custom VFD’s for. They are; 1. My wide belt sander with a 10HP main motor. 2. A smaller 1 to 2HP VFD for the feed motor on my wide belt sander. 3. My Powermatic model 72 table saw that has a 7.5HP three phase motor. And then this Maggi Steff 2044 power feeder which has a 1.187HP motor. So that is already four VFD’s that would cost me over $2,000 just for the above four machines.

If anyone could suggest a good RPC make and model that would work for these machines, that would be sweet! Otherwise, any help that you guys could provide on getting my power feeder going would be great. I need it first and can worry about my wide belt sander and Powermatic 72 later. Thanks.

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