speed of meat grinder

My January landlord uses a commercial Hobart (#33 I think) meat grinder as a
fish chum grinder. The gear motor part has died. I told him I could redo it
for him. So, I'm looking for a 220 gear motor (I may get 3 phase and VFD) My
question, anybody know what RPM a commercial meat grinder runs at? My
landlord ran his finger round and round at maybe 60 to 120 rpm.
Karl
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Karl Townsend
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Have you checked the Hobart site for documentation?
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Pete C.
I went through what was there. Looks like this grinder is too old for the internet. Couldn't find an RPM on any of their new models.
Karl
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Karl Townsend
Maybe you can figure it out: count the windings on the motor - that will give its speed (with a little help from someone here who knows the formula). If the gearbox still turns, you can get its ratio. Otherwise count teeth. Bob
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Bob Engelhardt
fish chum grinder. The gear
220 gear motor (I may get 3
runs at? My landlord ran his
I'm just guessing but 3,450 rpm sounds about right!
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Tom Gardner
300 rpm for this one
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Karl Townsend wrote:
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RoyJ
What is the diameter of the cutting plate? I'll ask my coworker that sharpens plates for a meat cutter to get a rpm value for you after the holidays.
Wes
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Wes
Karl,
This doesn't answer your question but an ordinary garbage disposal unit makes an excellent fish chum grinder.
j/b
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jusme
Thanks, I'll email it to you after Christmas.
Karl
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Karl Townsend
That depends on the HP of the original unit. The more HP the faster they ran. My dad has owned the local slaughter plant since I was about 5 so I've been around these for a while. His current grinder (which he's had since I was about 8) run a lot faster than any of the average meat market sized grinders I've seen but uses the same head. I can remember for sure but it has either a 3 or 5 HP 3phase motor in it. I'd have to check but I believe it runs around the 120 rpm speed you're stating. The meat market ones probably run around 60rpm as a guess and I believe usually have about 1 1/2 to 2 HP motor.
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Wayne Cook
The one the family uses for the annual deer grind is a horse and a half, geared down to about 60 RPM. It would be very hard to replace the motor by itself, it's a purpose-made unit with integral worm gear drive built in. Don't know about Hobarts, this is a old commercial- grade unit but not a Hobart. Another option is to get a large hand grinder, add a pulley and a standard frame motor. Old hand grinders tend to be pretty cheap around here, nobody wants the exercise.
Stan
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stans4
Didn't someone's kid here work for Hobart Factory Service? They might be able to get you a used replacement gearbox and motor, or even a whole used unit for less than a new unit. People trade up all the time and have the old units hauled away for scrap - if something else besides the motor or gearbox broke...
If you were going to couple up an old manual unit like that, I'd use a Lovejoy coupler and a planetary or worm-gear speed reducer to keep the thrust in line with the grinder mainshaft - a hand-crank grinder doesn't have the bearings needed for the overhung load of a fan belt, and your output will be very high in iron and zinc right up till it self-destructs...
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Bruce L. Bergman

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