In knife making and other metal grinding applications, the use of the 84 Engineering small wheels is essential. However, it is essential to understand that running small wheels at too high a speed can cause significant damage and reduce their lifespan. In this blog, we will discuss the impact of running small wheels too fast and the recommended speed for maximum longevity.
The Consequences of Running Small Wheels Too Fast:
According to the text, when run at full speed, the 6mm wheel can reach over 73,000 RPM, which is more than double the manufacturer's rating on these bearings. Running small wheels at such excessive speeds can cause a significant reduction in the life expectancy of the bearings and the rubber coating on the wheels.
The Recommended Speed:
To prevent damage to your small wheels and bearings, it is recommended to run small wheels and plunge platens at no more than 1/4 speed on your VFD. This translates to no more than 20 Hz. This lower speed will not only extend the life of your small wheels and bearings, but it will also ensure that you get the most out of your investment.
In conclusion, it is important to understand that running small wheels at excessive speeds can cause damage and reduce their lifespan. By following the recommended speed, you can ensure the longevity of your small wheels and bearings and get the most out of your investment. With proper care and maintenance, your small wheels will continue to perform at their best for years to come.
On all 84 Engineering VFDs, Small Wheels should only be run in the
Speed section on the VFD.
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