This is my first post here. I am work on automating my recording lathe, its from the '40s so all the mechanical aspects are there..
I am currently looking into the HB-25 Motor Controller to control a 1,800 rpm 1/4HP motor. The platter is 17", and I have a 0.740" pulley for a belt drive configuration.
@ 1800rpm a pulley of 0.740" would give me a platter speed of 78.35rpm, I would like to slow down the motor to 78.26rpm, 45rpm, or 33.33rpm for the speed that was selected.
would the HB-25 Motor Controller alone work, or would the addition of a Position Controller Kit be a good idea?
My main concern about a Position Controller Kit is that it seems to need a distance to travel, and I need the unit to set the speed and go when the start button is pressed, and to stop once the stop button is pressed.
Since the unit is for the mastering of vinyl records, I also need to make sure the speed is rock solid, with no wow and flutter. Am I on the correct path?