At last the bead roller is operational under power.
The original motor was a sewing machine clutched motor which was difficult to control at a constant low speed. So had to go back to the drawing board. There didn’t seem too many options and the cost would be high to source a motor and gear box and I would be stuck with a single speed.
I was a little concerned about buying an alternative sewing machine motor but was interested in the servo motors that are reasonable price and come with a speed controller. so took a chance and purchased one. I am so pleased and impressed with the motor and control.
I have posted a video to show the motor arrangement to power both the bead roller and slip rolls.
This is a 1HP motor
Hope this will be of interest.
The Home Engineer