I have a Denford Viceroy lathe. For those not aware this lathe has a
link-belt drive from the countershaft then gearing for full speed and
back gear. All of the gears are in mesh and running whilst in either
option. This means that it is irritatingly noisy (and I am going deaf!).
The racket is exacerbated by the fact that some gears have missing or
The link-belt ends up with oil on it from lubrication of the gears and
bearings which means that I get belt slip under load.
I am thinking of removing all of the gearing and driving the spindle
with either a timing belt or a mult vee belt. I appreciate that the
spindle has to be removed to allow a belt to be fitted or replaced.
The motor is 0.75Kw 3 phase and I have an Allen Bradley inverter
Has anyone done something similar and would like to comment?
Thanks for the interest.
4 years ago