Delta 46-614p slow-start revees control

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Forum topic by rsj3 posted 08-29-2018 04:14 PM 592 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-29-2018 04:14 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe slow start starter-slow delta revees reveeā€™s control ge variable speed vintage 46-614p


I bought this lathe- worked well though the variable speed arm was hard to turn.

Moved into shop, now it wont turn on and the line controling the revees drive has come loose from the bolt (i think while carrying my buddys face forced the lever).

Any advice on the slow start controler and the wire is greatly appreciated.

Cr324c310a4 part label seems to be for heat and has what appears to be a reset, though i cant get it to. Seems and appears, i know i know.

Thanks in advance!

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#1 posted 08-29-2018 11:57 PM

This looks like a 3 phase starter, where did you see it running, was it at the shop you bought it, do you have 3 phase in your shop? Look at the motor name plate it should tell you if its single or 3 phase. If you hooked it up to single phase, and the heaters weren’t sized correctly you might have smoked the motor. Now for the reeve drive cable, loosen the pinch bolt, pull the handle out to unlock and rotate to the slowest position, the pulley should have opened up completely, now tighten the pinch bolt and push the handle in to lock it. you do realize the lathe has to be running before changing speed and the handle pulled out to unlock then pushed in to lock. I just realized there is a limit switch on the shaft for the reeve drive, not sure what thats for, I couldn’t find a wiring diagram for that model. hope this helps.

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#2 posted 08-30-2018 02:02 PM

Hey Lee – thank you!

So I have it running, we have 3 phase.

The advice for the revees help. I had it running and turned a spindle but will tinker a bit more with it today. The limit switch is a stop that needs to be manually reset to start the lathe once it has been engaged.

Will spend some time and then give an update.
Thanks again!

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