How to mount a 56C 1/6hp motor?

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Old 02-15-09, 12:12 PM
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How to mount a 56C 1/6hp motor?

I have a used Baldor 1/6 hp 56C frame motor that I'd like to use to run a v-belt driven pulley. It has the threaded holes in the face for face-mounting to a gear-box, I guess, but I'd like to mount it on a horizontal surface as you would a motor with a 4-hole flange. What kind of mounting hardware or base/bracket would allow me to mount this the easiest/cheapest to a flat surface? Thanks for the advice.
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Old 02-15-09, 12:32 PM
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I'd just fabricate an L shaped bracket of some sort. Make it thick enough that it won't twist or distort. Drill mounting holes in the horizontal leg for what you want to mount it to. Drill out the vertical for the shaft and mounting bolts, use some thick rubber under the motor for isolation.
 
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Thanks for the reply. Sounds like an "L-bracket" would be the cheapest way to go. Is there any kind of pre-fab mounts that can be purchased to turn these face-mount motors into a base-mount? Assuming spending a little $$ might make it an easier and more solid base.
 
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Well, I'd probably use some 1/4" steel or aluminum and weld the joint. Don't know offhand of anything that could be just purchased...but maybe one ot the Experts will.
 
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Here's one for $18.00
Motor Mounting And Coupling Hardware And Motor Foot Bracket - Cole-Parmer Catalog

Or you could google for other options.

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Can't tell how it mounts...but looks like a good option. See, told ya some electrical guys would weigh in.
 
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I might just try the $18 mount and see how it attaches. I got plenty of plate and angle steel to put something else together if need be.
Thanks for the help and advice.
 
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Just make sure you see 4 bolts holes on the motor frame you may have to look around a little but once you find it then yes you can use the standard motor mounting plate otherwise you can able weld something up to bolt it on.

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Thanks French. Maybe I'll weld that base on with that microwave oven transformer arc welder I built.(Remember?) It's actually been working pretty good on steel up to 1/4" and I even put a Variac on it so I can adjust the amps. Anyhow, I'd rather bolt it on than weld if possible instead of risking damage to the motor from my MOT welder.
 
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I'll weld that base on with that microwave oven transformer arc welder I built.
Did you go 120 volts or reconfigure for 240v?
 
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Stuck with 120v and put-in 30amp breaker, cord, plug, etc. Too much extra time, expense, and complexity with 240v. I like to keep it simple as possible; and I got bored with the whole thing.....I got a functional arc welder for less than $20, so figured I'd stop there. Already working on next project trying to find a use for this old 1/6hp motor.
 
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