Getting excited as things start to arrive in the post...
6x 2Hp 3-Phase motors - Brand new surplus stock from eBay ($80 each)
...and yes, the output shafts are very long. But nothing an angle grinder can't fix
6x 1.5kW single phase -> three phase VFD's (Delta brand) ($200 each)
6x 300W braking resistors to help slow the motors down for fast oscillations ($30 each)
The gearboxes are being made in China at the moment (60:1, 450Nm, dual output shaft) ($150 each)
I am also getting some custom pieces made in China:
6x Torque arms ($40 each)
- 304 Stainless steel
- Variable length (100mm, 150mm, 200mm and 250mm connection points)
- 25mm thick, 340mm long, 75mm wide
EDIT: Torque Arm thickness and width changed slightly (24mm and 72mm respectively)
12x High misalignment inserts ($4 each)
- 303 Stainless steel
- To go inside my upper M20 rod end bearings to allow for +/-40 degree rotation (needed to give the platform pitch & roll I want)
I've also got a ton of little bits n pieces arriving (electrical gear, fasteners/joints, etc.) all thanks to aliexpress. Can't recommend enough.
The next big thing I'm excited about is my 220Amp welder (Combo MIG, TIG, ARC). Should be in tomorrow...
Can't wait to put that 3 day welding course to some good use.