Hello Group, have a small question about a motor controller set up.
I have a commercial gas powered sawmill (can make 30 inch wide cuts) that I have automated using quantum PMDC wheel chair motors. The motors are 24vdc powered through a 24vdc 20 amp power supply. They run great and have a ton of torque (more than enough for what I need).
The problem is the speed controller. I have burned up 4 amazon junker speed controls in the last week. I figure I just need to spend the money on a controller that is just going to work for more than an hour.
I would like to use a sabertooth 32a and arduino but I want local control trough a panel on the operating station of the mill. I need to be able to control speed of the motors through a knob as well as reverse them when the saw finishes its cut. I just need someone to point me in the right direction on what to buy and if this is even possible using this setup. Admittedly, I’m pretty new to electronic control but I can do anything mechanically.
Willing to take any suggestions, thanks!