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    Does anyone know if Grainger carries the type of motors we use on AMF pinspotters? (any model) If not, who (other than AMF) would have these motors at a lower cost than AMF? I am in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area. I need to know ASAP!
    Thanks... Lonnie
    kingpin.ent@att.net [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif[/img]
    "Efficiency is, doing better what is already being done!"
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    Re: Electric Motors

    Vantage does carry motors for the '70s, and they're pretty reasonably priced. If not, Grainger may be able to do something...heck, it's just a motor... I've been getting my ball lift motors from them for a while...

    What I did with the ball lift motors might work for you, too. Take one of your original motors with a readable, correct ID plate to Grainger, and ask them if they can get a replacement. Make sure you tell them that as long as the specs are the same, the motor manufacturer doesn't have to be. You might want to take a set of start caps to show them, too. Now for the kicker... if they do have one, you will probably have to wire it for the machine. If you have to rewire,I would recommend doing ALL changes on the motor side, and not the machine side. You don't want to go changing wiring or start cap values around too much, unless you plan on buying enough motors to replace every one you currently have, plus spares. Your best bet would be to make adapter plugs for the AMF motor plugs to connect to, instead of removing or changing them. That way, if you need to use an original motor on the machine, there's nothing that has to be changed back first....just unplug the adapter, remove the motor, and install the original one.

    just my $0.02
    <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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    • #3
      Re: Electric Motors

      Thanks G-MAN. I just found that Grainger doesn't have the right one. The mounting bolt configuration is different. Thanks anyway... Lonnie

      [ February 27, 2002: Message edited by: Lonnie Mithcell ]

      [ February 27, 2002: Message edited by: Lonnie Mithcell ]
      "Efficiency is, doing better what is already being done!"
      Pinsetter Technical Services 214-505-7663

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      • #4
        Re: Electric Motors

        Vantage V070 100 508-P is a direct replacement for Westinghouse combo motors.

        If they are not WH, Vantage also supplies most switches, capacitors, and centrifugal mechanisms for GE and National.

        There are a lot of 1/3hp 56frame motors out there, but the only one that can be interchanged on our gearboxes is the original design. Old Westinghouse small motor designs are only made by A.O. Smith, and pinspotter application motors are only sold by AMF and Vantage.

        Now you know. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
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        • #5
          Re: Electric Motors

          if ya got westinghouse, Vantage is the company to go to

          if ya got Nationals, Quality sells some decent replacements (especially backends), but finding some used Matsu****as are my favorites

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          • #6
            Re: Electric Motors

            awwwll!!!! i evidently said a naughty word...LOL

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            • #7
              Re: Electric Motors

              ROFLMMFAO

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              • #8
                Re: Electric Motors

                Thanks all,
                I just wanted to see if there was another scource. After hearing from y'all, it appears that Vantage is the place to buy the motor from.
                Grainger had a motor with all the same specs EXCEPT the mounting bolts holes were of a different configuration and a receptacle would have to be added. I appreciate the input. Thanks again. Lonnie
                "Efficiency is, doing better what is already being done!"
                Pinsetter Technical Services 214-505-7663

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                • #9
                  Re: Electric Motors

                  Vantage and AMF both sell the same brand of motors
                  AO SMith as WEST replacements, just compare prices, if you need national BE motors Stahls can rewire a BE to run on either odd or even machine ,just like a Westinghouse.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Electric Motors

                    Well, you could always hit the used/refurbished market... there's a bunch of companies that buy out machines and part them out...
                    <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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                    • #11
                      Re: Electric Motors

                      You can get the motors but you need to install the worm, klixon and receptical. The klixon and receptical are no big deal. The worm requires special tools and test apperatice so I've never invested in it.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Electric Motors

                        As i understand it, Vantage has a "Hybrid" motor head. Heard it was pretty good. Anyone use em?

                        Deadwood
                        Well thats just like your opinion man...

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