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Source for V pulleys

  1. Jun 13, 2005 #1
    I am in Japan and recently acquired a salvage high pressure (500 psi) air compressor. It was junked because the large spoked flywheel v-pulley on the compressor had broken. The pulley is cast iron, about 15", double V belt, keyed shaft about 1.25'.

    Could you suggest a source for a replacement of such a v pulley?

    (Power for this unit is a Kohler 12 HP electric stat engine ... runs perfectly. Would like to get this unit up and running again.)

    Thanks,

    E Lee
     
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  3. Jun 13, 2005 #2

    FredGarvin

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  4. Jun 14, 2005 #3
    Check out, http://www.globalspec.com/

    Some very good links there.
     
  5. Jul 1, 2005 #4

    Danger

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    Keep in mind as well that just because the thing started with a double-V pulley is no reason to keep it that way. Feel free to substitute a chain drive, gears, Gilmer drive, single-V, etc., as long as you keep the same general ratio that it's designed for. 500psi is not actually very high for a compressor, so you shouldn't have to worry too much about tolerances. (A little pocket-size 12 VDC automotive compressor goes up to 300 psi; heavy-duty home types can hit 2500, and I don't even know what the upper limit for industrial models is.)
     
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