I am getting from the principle that an AC motor will give me less hassle (in the 1HP range or so) than an equivalent DC 24V motor for example.
The amps we are dealing with are lower, and there is no need for expensive/fragile power supplies.
(Would it be actually even more suitable/powerful for our application)
After doing some research, more like head scratching, here is what would help me in my research:
1- Is an AC motor more suitable than a DC motor (24V) for a simulator?
2- Does an AC motor have to be single phase or three phase to work with our needs and controllers?
3- Are all AC motors reversible (for our application)?
4- What are the quality of an AC motor that we are looking for? (Inverter Duty?)
5- If an AC motor works on Single Phase 115V, is it suitable for our needs?
3- Can any AC motor that fits the requirements above be used? (What are the caveats to be aware of?)
I have looked at more motors tonight than I ever have before.
The questions I listed there will really help me find the proper motors.
It seems that Marathon and similar brands have motors that look like they "should" work, for about $100-$150 or so.
This here seems great too: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Elektrimax-56C- ... 2567a5e73e
But without the proper knowledge, I could be purchasing expensive door steps...
THANK YOU to whomever takes the time to educate me here, it is a bit confusing.
If you have a good resource for me to read, I am all ears.