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Old 01-24-2020, 12:06 PM   #1
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Default Uses for a treadmill incline actuator?

So I scored a cheap, nearly new treadmill and I of course tore it down for parts.

The steel I'm using to make a sturdy work table, the motor will drive a 2x72" belt grinder I'm building.

I have yet to come up with uses for the lift incline actuator.


Any thoughts?

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Old 01-24-2020, 12:20 PM   #2
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Powered tilt function for your work table?
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Old 01-24-2020, 12:54 PM   #3
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... the motor will drive a 2x72" belt grinder I'm building.
I know this wasn't your question, but you can use treadmill motors to build windmills for power generating....blades can be cut from large diameter PVC pipe.

But a belt grinder is useful too.
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Old 01-24-2020, 01:07 PM   #4
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I know this wasn't your question, but you can use treadmill motors to build windmills for power generating....blades can be cut from large diameter PVC pipe.

But a belt grinder is useful too.
I have seen such videos on youtube.... very interesting.
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Old 01-24-2020, 03:32 PM   #5
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Electric belt tensioner for the grinder
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Old 01-24-2020, 09:13 PM   #6
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A turret for a potatoe gun!

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Old 01-24-2020, 11:05 PM   #7
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hmmm.....maybe a lift for a router table
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Old 01-25-2020, 03:52 PM   #8
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Old 01-26-2020, 12:21 AM   #9
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Old 02-02-2020, 02:45 PM   #10
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Lift for a jack plate maybe?


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Old 02-22-2021, 12:12 AM   #11
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What did you decide to do with the lift incline actuator? By the way, I was recently advised to purchase an electro hydraulic actuator for linear control valve automation. I've been thinking about this idea for a long time because it can really make my job much easier, but I can't decide for sure whether to switch to the Electro-Hydraulic Actuator. I have already read a lot of information about this on the Internet and now I would like to know the opinion of real people. What do you guys think of this idea?

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Old 02-22-2021, 12:32 AM   #12
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Could always rig it up to a small implement on a riding mower. “Poor mans” 3pt


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Old 02-22-2021, 12:34 AM   #13
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Old 02-22-2021, 08:15 PM   #14
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A power vise for the workbench would be pretty sweet. You could probably keep it from crushing stuff by playing with different sized marine circuit breakers. Amp draw should increase with resistance encountered, find one that trips at ~ 100 lbs of pressure, or just use a momentary switch and be careful.
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Old 02-22-2021, 09:15 PM   #15
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Homemade ghost feeder actuator?
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Old 03-10-2021, 08:13 PM   #16
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Tilt trailer for the win!
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Old 03-19-2021, 06:02 PM   #17
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Dump in a feeder
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