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Updating older Farm Fans dryer metering roll drive.
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Posted 10/18/2020 10:26 (#8551541 - in reply to #8551466)
Subject: RE: Updating older Farm Fans dryer metering roll drive.


Sac & Story county IA
On an MC, the speed range for metering roll is 1/2 rpm to 10 rpm. I took ratchet drive off an MC 600 and put on gear reducer and electric motor. I don't know about your model. I had DC first. Then went to AC with VFD. The speed range is harder to achieve than it looks. A 1160 rpm motor with 240:1 reduction is 120HZ to 6 HZ. You can't run 6 HZ for any length of time. So, ideally, should have a way to change speed like a corn planter transmission.
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