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DC motor conversion for new Alps wrapper
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: January 09, 2020 10:35PM

I received a new ALps wrapper, but wanted better speed control so I converted it to a DC motor system.
[www.rodbuilding.org]

The change includes a new pedal, control box with speed controller and a Pittman gear drive dc motor.
Depending on the belt position, the starting rpm is 4.5 - 13 rpm. Also, it has a reversing switch to easily reverse the motor direction.

When I built the system, I put 10 foot cables on the system control box. This allows the control box to be moved up and down the rod as one works to have the reversing switch close at hand if needed.

The following link is a video of the conversion in action:

[www.amazon.com]

Best wishes



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/09/2020 10:41PM by roger wilson.

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Re: DC motor conversion for new Alps wrapper
Posted by: Jeffrey D Rennert (---)
Date: January 09, 2020 10:39PM

Thank you Roger!!

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Re: DC motor conversion for new Alps wrapper
Posted by: Mike Ballard (---.ff.avast.com)
Date: January 10, 2020 08:23AM

For those wanting something like this in commercial form the people at Anglers Workshop sell the complete unit ready to go. They had some at the expo last year and I believe they sold out. Had some additional nice features as well. It is made for a quick bolt in installation on any of these type wrapping machines.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/10/2020 08:23AM by Mike Ballard.

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Re: DC motor conversion for new Alps wrapper
Posted by: Mark D Schulte (---)
Date: January 10, 2020 02:18PM

Nice work Roger. Might I ask where you found the components

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Re: DC motor conversion for new Alps wrapper
Posted by: Mark Talmo (---)
Date: January 10, 2020 05:13PM

Roger is a maestro with fabricating in general, electronics in particular. That is why I employed him to figure out the required potentiometers, resistors and such when I fabricated my wrapper upgrade to include lathe capability as well. Every aspect turned out perfectly and I would not have expected anything less from Roger. Thanks yet again, Roger.
Considering the electronic aspect, there is often much more to it than 95% of people even begin to have a clue about. As Roger, my Dad was an Electrical Engineer so I absorbed some knowledge, often only enough to get myself in trouble. The smart man knows his limitations and then does not attempt to exceed them!

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!!

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Re: DC motor conversion for new Alps wrapper
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: January 11, 2020 01:03AM

Mark,
Surplus stores and on line

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