Hobbymat MD65 with variable speed control
Late 2015 I bought a second-hand Hobbymat MD65 lathe. This is a nice addition to the tools I have.
Those lathes are driven by a fixed speed 0,25kW, Single Phase, 220VAC motor.
Because I needed variable speeds I did some research to make it possible.
Finding a smal 0,18kW 3 phase motor and a inverter drive on the net, for under 100 euro was funny.
Adding control switches from Ebay I thought I would give it a Go !
The inverter is a Moeller DF5-322 0,37kW.
To make it work I needed a PC interface to get all the parameters of the drive on the correct settings.
The Moeller interfaces I found where way to expencive.
Finding a RS232 - RS422 interface
on Ebay for 4 euro and connecting it to the inverter with a network cable I made it work.
Well, the result is below and it works great !
Now it was possible to make new pulleys for the belt drive
And the result till now.............
Want to see it spinning? Check my YouTube channel !