,,New'' , old toy. Refurbished Migatronic 200 mono

  1. stanbester Member

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    Some of you may remember post by johnser ,,What have I bought? migatronic 200 mono...? When i saw it , I knew straight away I would want same set for myself. One year ago I bought one spares or repair , sorry looking with faulty main transformer. When I brought it home and had closer look at it I knew it needed more than fixing transformer. I decided to fully refurbish it, to give it new life.
    Here are some photos of the machine from before and now.
     
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  2. stanbester Member

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    More pictures
     
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  3. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    That looks really good, better than new Stan. Does it work ? :D
     
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  4. stanbester Member

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    Big thanks to johnser for sending me some photos. Welder works perfect and it's a pleasure to use and of course it's a keeper.
     
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  5. 500e

    500e Always buy fire insurance a flood is hard to start

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    Awesome refurbish superb job :clapping::clapping::clapping:
     
  6. Fazerruss

    Fazerruss Member

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    That is superb. Sometimes there is more satisfaction in restoring an old machine to new condition than buying a new one off the shelf.
    Did you have to rewind the transformer?
    Are they new decals?

    Tempted to give my Migatronic a makeover now yours look so nice.
     
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  7. p0689109 Member

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    Is it 3 phase and why does it have two units? Great job by the way!
     
  8. mechman Member

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    Stanbester, mines been powder coated but needs the decals where are they available from? Great job by the way.
     
  9. arther dailey

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    Superb is probably an understatement, so can we have a close up on the data plate? tech spec.
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  10. stanbester Member

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    , I haven't got data plate as it got destroyed but I remember that lowest setting is about 16 V and 40 A and highest is 40something V and about 300A , mine does have slightly lower bottom setting so it's a bit less than 40A. I rewound primary coil of the transformer as it was partly burned which was caused by faulty power selector switch.
     
  11. stanbester Member

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    It's a single phase machine and it comes in two units as bottom one is power source and top one is removable wire feeder with 5 meters interconnection leads.
     
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  12. stanbester Member

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    In order to get side stickers I had to fix mate's vinyl cutter . He made just gold letters for me as he didn't have any black vinyl left and I didn't want wait any longer so I sprayed black strips with enamel paint.
     
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  13. arther dailey

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    thanks, so you are parting with your butters amt 271 then?
     
  14. stanbester Member

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    I parted with butters last year, I needed some cash and I knew I would want something bit older
     
  15. arther dailey

    arther dailey Member

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    understand that, bet you cant wait to melt metal and see how it feels. look forward to results.arther
     
  16. johnser

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    Ha! Missed this thread originally. Just stumbled on it searching for some info for mine - poor wirefeed motor connection and duff potentiometer (10K I think..?) hopefully that's all that will need doing for now.

    Looks absolutely brilliant though, am quite jealous!
     
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  17. arther dailey

    arther dailey Member

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    dont you just love the parvalux wire feed mtr, proper kit eh
     
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  18. johnser

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    It is indeed a nice old motor. I ended up accidentally trashing its bearings (now replaced) hunting for a problem. I thought I'd end up getting new brushes while in there - but no need, the potentially original ones had loads of life in them. The surface they run on on the armature looked alright for 40yrs old too.

    I can see that times move on though, the size, weight, performance and efficiency of little inverter migs is astonishing in comparison. Things like multiple drive wheel wirefeed must be a bonus too.

    A question for the @stanbester though if he's still around, does the stick out adjustment do much for you? Never been able to spot anything happening either end of the dial for me. Have just ordered a replacement (22K ohm) pot to try -as I'm in tgere with a soldering iron but the original appeared to be working correctly with a multimeter.
     
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  19. arther dailey

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    couldnt agree more, inverter for in the van, old style for workshop unless you have mega monies/workload obviously.
     
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  20. a111r Member

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    What a lovely job you made of it, very nice!
    Do faulty selector switches often cause the primaries to burn out, do you (or anyone else) know?
     
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