Hardinge Lathe 204 frame Motor

Looking to replace the 204 frame motor I watched my favorite teach on the subject

and that pointed me to the plate on the motor I have

Reading deeper into this, this is an OLD style of motor frame. 204 Stopped being used in 1953… Of course, mine is a discontinued motor frame…

Looking more at this I see the 203 and the 204 frames are similar it’s the screw mounting width that is different. I think an adapter plate could work. The only dimension that matter is D and U. U is 3/4″ so the center of the motor must be 5″ from the bottom of the plate. Obviously P must be smaller or equal. Watch out for the boxes that stick off the side for the wiring to enter.

LOOKING AT A MODERN NEMA CHART:

A D of 5″ is no longer a standard. The closest D is 4.5″ that leaves 1/2′ for an adapter plate.

All the newer motors have 7/8 shaft meaning the pully will also need to be changed. The 145T looks interesting… Some shopping:

https://www.emotorsdirect.ca/TECO-RF0024

There is hope.

There are also sexy stainless steel motors….

there are charts for the motor mount brackets:

GREEN HOME MONITORING SYSTEM

Title: GREEN HOME MONITORING SYSTEM – TRANSMITTER
Author: ANTHONY P KUZUB
DATE: 2015 04 01
Description:

REMOTE MONITORING TRANSMITTER

The GREEN HOME MONITORING SYSTEM controls, monitors then transmits the
status of three room lights to a remote monitoring station.

The code below is the local control and transmitter

Three light switches along with motion sensors control the functionality
of the rooms lights.

When the system is enabled:
The light turns on When motion is detected.
Once motion is detected a five second counter Starts.
If motion is not detected within the five seconds The light shut
off saving power.

When the system is disabled:
The light switch controls The light Directly.

A Peak Power cost value is captured based on the time of day.
To Test this feature: apply a slowly 10mHz Sine wave 1.25
Vpp with offset of 0.625V offset to TP7

This moving sine wave is converted to digital by means of A/D convertor

This power cost value is displayed on the segment display
Indicating the value of power throughout the day.

The Status of The System state, switch position, motion detection, Light
status, and Energy cost, are transmitted to a remote monitoring station
via serial port 1.

 

0 - main 1- ZeroVariables 2 - DefineHardware 3 - SystemEnableCheck 4 - Power Sample 5 - Room 1 Check 6 - Room 2 Check 7 - Room 3 Check 8 - EncodeTransmissionData 9 - Transmit 10 - Diagnostics

 

 

TRANSMIT TRUTH TABLE

 

Title: GREEN HOME MONITORING SYSTEM – RECEIVER
Author: ANTHONY P KUZUB
DATE: 2015 04 01
Description:

The GREEN HOME MONITORING SYSTEM controls, monitors then transmits the
status of three room lights to a remote monitoring station.

The code below is the remote monitoring station

This program receives 2 bytes of data from the transmitter through
Serial port 1. The data is decoded and displayed on a screen by access
of serial port 2 of the controller.

A workstations TERMINAL session connects a a com port to the hardware receiver.

SESSION CONFIGURATION:
BAUD RATE: 9600
DATA BITS: 8
PARITY: NONE
FLOW CONTROL: NONE
EMULATION: ANSI

The Status of the system, switch positions, motion detection, Light status,
and Energy PEAK VALUE displayed on the terminal screen.

Screen Layout

A Changing Peak Power cost is applied proportionaly to room cost acumulators.

By Pressing the respective key on the terminal keyboard, the rooms cost will
reset to zero.

Please note that with the exception of the push buttons all states are
ACTIVE HIGH

 

0 - main 1 - ZeroVariable 2 - Initialize Devices 3 - Paint Screen 4 - Receive 5 - DecodeReceivedData 6 - KeyboardCheck 7 - ScreenUpdateStatus 8 - ScreenUpdateLight 9 - ScreenUpdateCost 10 - scr_writech 11 - KeyPress 12 - Diagnostics

 

Moving stuff across the country

I most certainly had a busy “reading week”.  It started with finishing up a job My brother Mike started.  Moving 7 pallets of equipment from my moms garage in Saskatoon.    Followed by great visits with Family and friends.  I’m sorry I did not get the chance to meet with everyone I had planned to visit with.  Things got a little busy in the IT support world and there was so much family to visit!

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Three consoles were packaged and palleted up for shipment across the country.

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Custom made dollies were built for the two large sections of console frames.

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Modules were packed, boxed and palleted.  A small fortune in bubble wrap and pallet wrap were employed. 
2014-10-21 11.04.33-2This is the PSU for a console along with a 1″ Studer A80 8 track Recorder that was made transportable.
I’m excited to work on these projects again in my “Spare time”

Stay tuned for updates of what’s happening with this lot.  We’re very excited for what’s planned :-)

Ward-Beck Systems “DINNER BOXES” dB-4

Well after some time away, I’ve gotten back to the Dinner Box

The dinner box is a PCB that users can solder EDAC connectors that mate with Ward-Beck Systems Auxiliary modules.

With a standardized 5 PIN XLR power connector, users can simply power up (4) WBS filters and Compressors.

In Addition to power and audio, there is the interconnections stereo linking of the M466 compressors using either M466M OR M467 Noise gate modules.

the dB-4 also allows user to mix and match equalizers: any of the M462, M462A, M462B or M464 Filter interchange seamlessly into this bucket.

A balancing card for M472 eq modules is on the drawing board.

Here is a revised version.
The major change is the addition of XLR connectors… The idea of using a dB25 connector is now optional!

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Joel Plaskett rocking some WBS pre-amps

I was reading http://professional-sound.com/ (like I do every month plug plug) and saw Joels lovely new studio and Neve Console.  Front an centre I was happy to see the set of WBS pre-amps I wired up for him a few years ago.   Glad they’re making great records! And congrats to Thomas, who was apparently a regular at Revolution Recording… I just kept my head down and in the backScreen Shot 2014-08-21 at 1.48.31 PM Screen Shot 2014-08-21 at 1.48.56 PM

Ward-Beck Systems “DINNER BOX” – dB-4

Working on the new Ward-Beck Systems “DINNER BOXES”    dB-4

Because there’s real Meat in it… Because sometimes I skip lunch… Because they don’t serve lunch at 4AM… Because I eat lunch for breakfast…

It’s a backplate to simply wire and power up (4) WBS filters and Compressors.  M466, M466M, M462, A, B or M464 Filter.   A balancing card for M472 eq modules is on the drawing board too! Screen Shot 2014-08-21 at 9.06.06 AM Screen Shot 2014-08-21 at 9.05.24 AM