CasaDelGato - Images from the House of the Cat

Image search results - "Coupler"
2008-12-31_13-59-48.JPG
Starting the 1st version of the Motor Coupler4720 viewsHere we are starting work on the first version of the coupler to connect the 2 Impulse 9" motors.
This is going to be a single piece coupler that press-fits on both shafts.
2008-12-31_18-08-00.JPG
Boring the hole in the motor coupler2395 viewsHere we are boring the hole for the motor shaft. 1/2 the hole has to be a larger diameter since it's coupling a tail shaft to a main shaft.
2009-01-02_20-17-50.JPG
Finishing the coupler2330 viewsHere we are putting the step in one end of the coupler so it can fit down into the end-bell of the motor.
2009-01-02_21-52-54.JPG
Finished Coupler3466 viewsThe finished coupler. (Well, I did have to have 2 keyways cut into it, and drill some holes for set screws after this.)
2009-01-26_11-10-42.JPG
Starting the 2nd version of the Motor Coupler2326 viewsAfter our near-disaster with the 1st motor coupler, we decided to build the new one as a 2 piece unit. This will allow the motors to be separated if needed.
2009-01-26_15-34-40.JPG
Motor coupler work2135 viewsContinuing work on the coupler
2009-01-27_11-14-50.JPG
Boring coupler shaft holes2079 viewsThis time we wanted to be SURE our boring bar wouldn't flex, so we built a much stronger one.
We also are using much better cutting tips.
2009-01-27_15-15-54.JPG
Shortening the coupler2050 viewsWe did start with a piece of shaft that was too long, and decided it would be easier to cut off the excess with a saw, rather than cutting it all away with the lathe.
2009-01-28_10-30-00.JPG
Finished Couplers and Flywheel mount2325 viewsThese are the finished couplers and the Flywheel mount.
2009-01-30_17-30-27.JPG
Finished and drilled couplers3294 viewsThis is the finished coupler assembly with all the screws that will be used to hold them together.
   
10 files on 1 page(s)