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Variable Speed with Potentiometer - Daige Solo and Equivalent Laminators

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by fredal, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. fredal

    fredal New Member

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    Hello All,
    Has anyone tried using a potentiometer to alter the speed of a fixed speed laminator? Our company has recently started using a Daige Solo to mount wide format prints to substrates, and we are finding the speed is going to fast for our needs. We have purchased a speed control for a router to see if we can limit the amperage to the motor, like a dimmer switch to slow the speed. Has anyone tried this?

    We have purchased this unit to create a variable speed solution:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001JHQ3G8/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00


    Thanks,
    Fred
     
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  2. fredal

    fredal New Member

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    Daige Solo Speed Control

    We were able to put a speed controller for a router on our Daige Solo 55". We were able to get the speed to modulate, but unfortunately the motor does not have enough torque to pull a board through with resistance at slower speeds. We are installing a stronger motor this week which is about 100 bucks, but with the modification we expect to have much more control over the machine.

    Looks like we are hacking the machine until we get a better machine than Daige can build. Total cost for the mod is about 150.--
     
  3. stickerman12

    stickerman12 Member

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    Any chance of changing the gear or sproket ratio? I do not know anything about how it gets power to the roller but that might be an option?
     
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