Single phase (240 volt) multicolor GTO

Discussion in 'Heidelberg Printing Presses' started by Travis Young, Dec 25, 2019.

  1. Travis Young

    Travis Young Member

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    Has anyone ever seen a two or four colour gto running on single phase power? Or even a single colour 52 with electric inch?
    I'm referring more to a proper plug in 240volt arrangement with a single phase motor as opposed to a phase converter. I've heard they're unreliable.
     
  2. CHOCK

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    Hi sir:
    In some countries like my country, i did installed some Heidelberg, and other with single Phase 240Vac, Paper cutter and similar machine.

    Need special Capacitors/or Condenser electrolitic, any Electrical Shop can do that.

    The only Danger is the money, and some special attention to the start machine.

    In short you can.
     
  3. Travis Young

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    Thanks for your reply Chock.
    I have a feeling the electric inch would draw quite a bit of power which I'm guessing is where the capacitors come into play. I have an old single colour GTO with no electric inch that runs fine with a 240v motor. It cost me about AU$1000 to convert. The motor is surprisingly small (less than 10 amp). Aside from machining the pulley to fit the non genuine motor, there was very little else to it. The electrical box on the side of the press had multiple voltage input options and it was only a matter of changing a couple of wires. I have a 20 amp outlet running on its own circuit so it should be up to the task of a bigger press. I'm aiming to buy a two colour in the future.
    All the best for the festive season.
     

  4. CHOCK

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    Thank you sir.
     
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