PHOTO CORRECTED BY MODERATOR. I received my new-to-me Universal III AB this week and have been dutifully cleaning and oiling this magnificent press. In the process I’ve run into a snag owing to my lack of experience with small motors.
Hello I’m the new owner of a Universal III P which arrived less the carriage drive motor/gearbox/clutch assembly. I have a very good machinist/electrician who has suggested he could adapt a small variable speed motor gearbox combination to fit. Trouble
Before I begin, let me say: I do not need a motor and do not anticipate that I will need one anytime soon (or hope that I don’t). I am posting in hopes of inspiring some knowledgeable comments about replacement
In response to the recent post regarding an SP- 15 needing a replacement motor, I thought I’d add my experience this week with our Universal I. This press had been hesitating at start-up for some time. On start-up, the drive
One of our SP-15 motors (Vandercook # 22155) quit last week. It has been noisy (our other SP-15 is about as loud as a sewing machine) but lately the noise was worse, and then the motor just stopped, smelling burned.
Hello All, I recently brought my Uni I motor to be recoiled / rebuilt. It started to smoke and eventually burnt out. The motor had previously been working and turning the cylinder (a bit slower than normal, but functioning). I
I heard a strange rattling/rumbling noise inside my 219os. Opened it up and added oil to the motor thinking that may just be it but it didn’t help. Then with the base open noticed that the pulley was bumping around.
Help! – our No 4 sounds like a freight train and can be heard two floors up. Thinking the sound was possibly coming from the ink drum or chain, I removed the belt that connects the motor to the gear
Having recently brought to the shop a nearly untouched SP-25, and in the midst of attempting to sort out the electrical nightmare (550V-3-phase), I’ve run into a problem I’m hoping folks around here might be able to help me with.
Our newly acquired SP-15 has a very loud motor. Not sure if this is normal. We have a second SP-15 that is also loud, but not as bad as the newer one. I sometimes have to shout for my students
Recently the motor on my universal I has been reluctant to start. If I manually give the cylinder [drum] some torque, it will start. I replaced the capacitor mounted on the motor ($6.00), which seemed to help some. I can get
Hello all — In the middle of a big job this weekend, my Universal 1 Power started making a persistent new noise –something between a chatter and a squeak. The noise occurs as the carriage is moving, a little more