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Trommel

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:47 am
by charlie jake
hi everyone,seen this (and a few others) on youtube,fancy trying to make something like this,have bought 2 Bruder conveyors from Amazon,treated myself to a hobby engine shovel (of which hasnt arrived yet!!) ordered some stainlee steel mesh (graded) from the bay
my problem is the motors for to drive the 2 conveyours and 1 to drive the trommel
to be honest i havent a clue as to what i need in that department,i was thinking of like a 9v motor but on like a controller were you can adjust the speed,from dump hopper have it running a bit slow,then onto a faster conveyor into the trommel running a bit slower

would be grateful of any ideas or pointers as to how i could get it working or where to shop for what i would need
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND1hIdox ... re=related
many thanks nigel

Re: Trommel

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:29 am
by donkey86
Very intresting look forward to seeing updates on this I wanted to make a screener and crusher a while back but never got round to doing this might just inspire me to do it

Re: Trommel

PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:35 pm
by charlie jake
first update
made from 4' stainless steel pipe,FOC from a mate
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also my bruder conveyors have arrived (will post pic up later when my wee men go to bed) along with the Hobby Engine shovel


so now the fun begins

Re: Trommel

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:10 pm
by charlie jake
conveyours

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Re: Trommel

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:15 pm
by Scannymad
This one looks an interesting build! Good luck with it B-)

Re: Trommel

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:08 am
by rebekah_harper
Well I would search for geared motors on google images so you find roughly what you looking for.
Hcpgears have an abundance of gears so a couple of bevel gears would be easy to find there. Adjusting the speed is done through potentiometers, Maplin is very good for that.

I would add two things to what the video showed. V-shaped rollers which would give the belts a bit of depth and a 3 sided funnel on the hopper. Slant the grill to the Sid and add a slide into a container. Attatch the vibration unit found with th MFU to shake the grill of the hopper activated by a micro switch under a pressure plate so when you drive up with the dozer it start vibrating and shaking the the big stones of the side and down the Shute.

I have a vibration unit you can have.

Re: Trommel,progress so far

PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:50 am
by charlie jake
i have made a start

bearings fitted to the 2 conveyors & stripped down
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had to go 'larger' for the trommel,my mate cut out each mesh part 150mm instead of 280mm,so went for this 6' sewer pipe instead,its not too bad eight wise now i have the sections cut out,next up cut & fix in the mesh
any comments please feel free,good,bad or other

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Re: Trommel

PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:08 pm
by donkey86
Looking good so far

Re: Trommel

PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:09 pm
by charlie jake
cheers Donkey for the reply,its a slow process!!!! finding time with 2 small kids to look after,aluminium arrived today so i'll get to me shed tonight for a couple of hours & see how to build up a frame to hold the conveyors
another problem i have is on the conveyors,they had fitted a manual turn handle,so it leaves a rather BIG hole compared to the 11mm i drilled for the other bearings,if i try to fit a bearing over the end of shaft on that side it'll be 13mm inside DIA so that means probally 17-18mm hole on 1 side of the conveyor!!!!

trying to figure out how to connect up the 4mm shaft on the drive motor to the shaft on the conveyor

Re: Trommel

PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:29 pm
by donkey86
I know exactly what you mean I have a 4 year old and barely have spare time to build.
Keep us well informed on how you attach the motor iv been wanting to do a 3 belt screener for a while now and always wounded how to connect it.