My Drill press got a new motor when my 50 year old DC varidrive motor died
The new motor is a Baldor brake motor # VBL3510T
1HP, 1725RPM, 1PH, 60HZ, 143TC, 3524L, TEFC, F1, Wired to run in 120 VAChttp://www.baldor.com/products/detail.asp?1=1&catalog=VBL3510T&product=AC+Motors&family=Brake
It's reversible too.
I would like to control the speed of the motor and also to reverse it. I'd like a dial (just a friggin dial) to run the speed up or down. I don't need feed-back or diagnostics, I just want speed control.
Reversing can be done with a switch but speed control is another matter.
There's VFD and PWM.
VFD is the current norm for AC speed control
can the arduino serve this purpose?
And most especially: Has any one done it? If you have would you be willing to share?