Viewed the .PDF manual, available from the link that RobbieD provided.
Found out the following about this Lathe:
[*] The Lathe Motor is powered and controlled via an intregal VFD, which is Factory installed,
[*] The Motor is a TEFC make, rated for 2 HP at 220V, 60 Hz,
[*] No indication if the 2 HP Motor is Single Phase or Polyphase - but seeing that the Motor is controlled by a VFD, I am thinking it would be a Polyphase Motor - likely a Wye connected TEFC type 3 Phase Squirrel Cage Induction Motor,
[*] The machine may be connected to either a 1 Phase 230 Volt power system, or a 3 Phase 230 Volt system,
[*] If 1 Phase 230 Volt, 2 Wire system is used, the Factory's Standard 3 wire cord, supplied with the machine, may be used and no alterations need to be made to the machine,
[*] If 3 Phase 230 Volt 3 Wire system is used, the cord needs to be changed out with a 12/4 cord, and termination alterations are required.
No FLA ratings are listed anywhere, so it seems like the Branch Circuit might be best rated for the FLA of a 2 HP 230 Volt 1 Phase Squirrel Cage Induction Motor.
As viewed by the NEC, this would result in at least 12 FLA for a 230 Volt Motor, and at least 13.2 FLA for a 208 Volt Motor.
Looks like a 20 Amp Circuit would be sufficient for the Lathe, and a Breaker from 20 Amps to 40 Amps could be used.
Definitely need to do these two things first:
1: Check the nameplate's ratings, and base circuitry ratings from that,
(stands for: Read The Fu..,, err... Fine Manual)
Scott " 35 " Thompson
Just Say NO To Green Eggs And Ham!