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Offline skipskip

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What can I do with a 50 cycle machine
« on: March 12, 2017, 07:19:09 PM »
I have a chance to buy an expensive industrial machine for low money.

It's 50 cycle tho.

I assume it will need to go overseas, unless it can be converted.

If it were just a motor I would be fine, but it's got computer controls.

can 50 htz be converted to 60 htz  kinda   like 3 phase can be used on 2 phase with an adapter?

or is it a lost cause?

Thanks

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Re: What can I do with a 50 cycle machine
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 10:13:49 PM »
I have a chance to buy an expensive industrial machine for low money.

It's 50 cycle tho.

I assume it will need to go overseas, unless it can be converted.

If it were just a motor I would be fine, but it's got computer controls.

can 50 htz be converted to 60 htz  kinda   like 3 phase can be used on 2 phase with an adapter?

or is it a lost cause?

Thanks

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Like you said the motor would be doable the computer controls would be rough.  You can check each component and see if it is dual rated.  As far as a frequency converter I do not know of one.  A vfd does something similar but makes the waveform garbage.

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Re: What can I do with a 50 cycle machine
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2017, 11:44:12 AM »
The computer electronics I'm familiar with all run on DC power.  Look up the specs on the machine.  It probably already has an inverter built in to change the 50Hz to DC power to run the controls.  The inverter likely does not care what the frequency is of the incoming AC power.

Also, 60Hz to 50Hz converters are widely available.

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Re: What can I do with a 50 cycle machine
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 03:37:13 AM »
More details are required, if 3 phase a VFD may be able to be used.

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Re: What can I do with a 50 cycle machine
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 07:42:57 AM »
The computer electronics I'm familiar with all run on DC power.  Look up the specs on the machine.  It probably already has an inverter built in to change the 50Hz to DC power to run the controls.  The inverter likely does not care what the frequency is of the incoming AC power.

Also, 60Hz to 50Hz converters are widely available.

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Re: What can I do with a 50 cycle machine
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 07:42:57 AM »

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