SIP Drive motor

  1. Mattycoops43 Member

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    Hi everyone.

    It's been a long time since I have been on here, I did all the mods to my SIP topmig 130T a couple of years ago and have been using it very successfully ever since.

    Today I just finished a job and the wire stopped feeding, the drive motor has given up the ghost. I tried cleaning it out with some WD40 and it started again, but then caught fire. :D

    Is there a better alternative than a SIP spare, (assuming I can get one), It is just a standard small electric motor. I have not looked yet to see how the drive is attached? I am assuming it is interchangeable.

    Does anyone know the size of motor I need? Can I put in a motor that will run a bit faster as on high settings I am running out of wire speed.

    Thanks.

    Matt
     
  2. skotl

    skotl Forum Supporter

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    A long, long time ago @mike 109444 had some spare motors - dunno if he'd still have one.

    That said, it is just a ~20-24VDC motor so you should be able to swap it out as long as either the shaft or gearing matches.
     
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  3. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    You can get a motor and feed combined on eBay for about £20, cheaper if you can wait for post from China. Just put mig welder wire feed motor in the search.
     
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  4. Mattycoops43 Member

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    Thanks I'll have a look. I was searching too specifically and getting nowhere. Probably a good chance to dump the rubbish roller set up which needs bracing.

    Matt
     
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  5. mike 109444

    mike 109444 Member

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    If you are any where near the Royal Gwent hospital next Thursday (working in there) then I can chuck a couple in the car if you want to give them a try FOC.
     
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  6. skotl

    skotl Forum Supporter

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    Very generous, as ever, Mike :thumbup:
     
  7. Sean Another 602 fan

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    Watch the shaft diameter id looked in to replacing the motor on mine but finding a motor with the small spindle was difficult

    Ebay £20 wire feed assembly would be my route

    (Might still do it even though ive fixed my welder problems by buying a thermal arc 181i)
     
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