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Happy New Year. Question 1. If I purchase a 2.2 KW 240V

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Good morning. Happy New Year.
Question 1. If I purchase a 2.2 KW 240V X*****Motor and add a reduction gearbox 6.1 Ratio will this give me more torque. I am looking for as much torque as I can get on my prototype it has to be the above sized motor. I also want to be able to control RPMs 0 to 500. Ideal shaft size = 28mm to 30mm.
Question 2. Do you know a better way to achieve my above goals. I can convert to 3 phase if I have to.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Phil replied 1 year ago.


a better way is to use inverter to drive the electric motor, it needs to be can buy a chinese made one for around $125 with spotty reliabiity, or an American made one for $700+ made by Alan Bradley or other US mfgrs,

That is an example.

It is easy to make any project non viable by specifying unrealistic specifications, 0 to 500 rpm is a bit extreme, it can be done of course but not cost effectively.

Regarding the inverter, I over size those so that they run cooler and more reliably. if you are trying to adapt a 3000 rpm motor to 500 rpm you are making things tough on yourself, it will be cheaper to buy an 1150 or 850 rpm motor as a base and then step that down to the speed ranges you want.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Phil replied 1 year ago.

Hello again, I am a customer of the web site just as you are, I am just on the expert side, I do not work for the web site and have no control over web site policy,

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Expert:  Phil replied 1 year ago.

On the topic of your need for low speed torque, an inverter will do that for you, it will do it progressively more efficiently as you select the lowest speed base motor available. If 3 phase is available to you, 1750 rpm 2kw motors are all over ebay at scrap metal prices, those are in very low demand... then fit it with a variable speed inverter drive,

Good luck with your project