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Do I understand correctly that all creative industries wheels are no longer supported at all--meaning that parts (belts etc. ) for them cannot be found?  Would this mean you would have a wheel you could no longer repair or make work at optimal speeds?

 

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Yep, talk to speedball. However, the thing with wheels is that the parts that would need to be replaced- electronics, belts, motors, most bearings, etc., are not specific to wheels. They are standard parts that can be found elsewhere.

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I believe you may find as Neil says that many of the parts are standard. If I remember correctly, the HP and MP wheel that I had at the HS used auto V belts. The HP wheel was built quite well, as was the MP even if under powered for me. Not much should wear out on them.

 

best,

Pres

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I would think twice on zero support on old wheel.

I have one of their wheels that is only the table-it has no parts on it only a rectangle table.Sits next to my Brent and holds my bats and clay when throwing. Solid table.

Edited by Mark C.

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Hi Connie,

Hope all is well in this social distancing timess..

I was wondering if you were able to find a solution or have someone fix the pedal issue; I am experiencing the same problem and starting to wonder if I should just invest in a new wheel....

Your help will be greatly appreciated.
Rgards,

F.

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On 3/26/2019 at 5:41 PM, Connie Rae said:

Does anyone know how to fix a pedal in an HP model?  I push the pedal almost the whole way down to get the wheel to start - then it goes too fast.  Any ideas?

 

Sounds like a dead spot in the potentiometer.. post a picture of the inside of the pedal circuit board and we might have some doable ideas.

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I have a very old Creative Industries Model JR. I am experiencing the latency in start up and slow down and the wheel struggles with over 20# of clay. So I have two questions:   Is this problem the nature of the wheel or can it be fixed?  What is the HP for the KR. 

 Also, I have an extra splash pan for the JR - willing to supply to anyone in need. 

Edited by Jo Reid
forgot to add HP question

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@Jo Reid Most likely the problem is that the JR just can't handle centering 20 pounds of clay. If it's running fine with smaller amounts of clay, that's the problem. Usually if there's an issue with a wheel it will appear regardless of the amount of clay. The horsepower should be listed on the serial plate of the motor.

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2 hours ago, neilestrick said:

@Jo Reid Most likely the problem is that the JR just can't handle centering 20 pounds of clay. If it's running fine with smaller amounts of clay, that's the problem. Usually if there's an issue with a wheel it will appear regardless of the amount of clay. The horsepower should be listed on the serial plate of the motor.

Thanks for answering the questions regarding the max amount of clay.  The wheel runs pretty good with other  amounts of clay.

So, I turned the wheel over and can see the motor, the only characters on the motor are the number 122.  It may have been a replacement motor. Can you decipher what 122 might mean?

Ans -  this wheel only truns  clock-wise.  Is that normal for this wheel?

Thanks  so much for your help - I've spent hours trying to find that answer on the web.

 

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Also check that the belt isn't slipping. Typically wheels in the US and Europe that only go one way run counter clockwise. Does it have a reversable plug somewhere on the control box, or a reversing switch on the motor? No clue on the 122. I wouldn't necessarily go spending a lot of money on that wheel though. You can't get parts for them any more.

 

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Check Claybabe's post on page two, the .pdf is still available.

https://community.ceramicartsdaily.org/topic/37-anyone-have-a-really-old-creative-industries-model-mp-wheel/page/2/

...looks like JohnnyK posted the same manual on page three!

Per said manual, CI wheels have a reversing plug; the Jr model is .25 hp, "...can center 25 pounds of clay..." 

Centering capacity and hp ratings - not an exact science. If your JR model is still running well, give it a break and stick to small pots?

CI excerpt.JPG

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