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Motorizing a rolling mill?


#1

Hi,

Has anyone attempted and succeeeded in adding a motor to a Durston
Rolling mill? Hubby is a tool and die maker and is thinking about
doing this for mine…just wondering if someone has done it.

Donna
@Donna_Cason


#2

I motorized an old direct drive mill using a cleaveland reducer and
1/2 horse power motor. The motor should have been at least a 2 horse
to make it really work well. I still have the cleveland reducer if
you are interested in it I will be glad to discuss it with you. It is
located in Houston texas and is pretty heavy so think about the
shipping costs. If you are interested let me know.

Frank Goss


#3

Hi Donna,

Has anyone attempted and succeeded in adding a motor to a Durston
Rolling mill? Hubby is a tool and die maker and is thinking about
doing this for mine...just wondering if someone has done it. 

I motorized my mill, but it wasn’t a Durston.

I really don’t think the brand of mill is that important a part of
the motorizing equation. All mills, no matter the make, have a place
the power is applied, usually a crank.

To add a motor the crank is replaced with a sprocket, pulley or gear
to transfer the power from the motor to the mill. Generally, the
motor used must be a gearmotor. Gearmotors have a speed reducing &
power increasing unit that is attached directly to the motor frame.

I’d bet your hubby will do an excellent job & have lots of fun doing
it.

Dave