Anybody ever use a can opener motor as an egg turner?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mitch324, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. mitch324

    mitch324 Songster

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    I'm working on a turner for a homemade cabinet incubator. Has anyone out there ever tried using a motor and gears from a can opener? It looks like it is about 60 rpm with lots of power. I was thinking about grabbing another one from Good Will and using it to gear it down evan further.
     
  2. guinea fowl galore

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    I don't know if it would work but keep us updated, I am trying to make an egg turner myself.
     
  3. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    Cool [​IMG]
     
  4. aprophet

    aprophet Songster

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    the old style analog clocks or time clocks are more what you are looking for rotisserie motors are good as well
     
  5. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    Okay, I'm jealous - I am so technically challenged that I don't even know how you would begin to convert it to an egg turner!
     
  6. aprophet

    aprophet Songster

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    Quote:watch a train go by look at its wheels the cam action you are looking at can be used to turn trays of eggs
     
  7. barefoottrims

    barefoottrims In the Brooder

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    2 rpm is still to much but can be made to work 60 rpm would need alot of speed reduction the LG egg turner motor is 1/240 rpm meaning it makes 1 full rotation every 4 hours. 60 rpm it one full revolution every second that speed on the LG turner would almost throw eggs out of the tray
     
  8. mitch324

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    Quote:I agree so what I'm thinking now is I drive it with a microwave motor. Then use the gearbox from the can opener and finish with a pulley.

    Microwave motor is 5 rpm /60:1(can opener gearbox) / pully from there to get .003 rpm.
     
  9. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Crowing

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    I could never do that, but thats a brilliant idea!
     
  10. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Songster

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    How did things go? did it work?
     

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