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  • Pin cleaning machine

    Ok, with all of the knowledge and experiance on this site....what kind of machine would you clean your pins with? Existing machine built by bowling companies, build your own, or contact NASA for a leftover moon rover and modify it. With the current trend towards the plastic pins, pin cleaning machines might make a comeback! What features would your "Dream Machine" have? Mine would have an easy way to drain the dirty cleaner without making a mess. Use your imagination, lets have some fun with this!

    billman
    let me be myself

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    B – man, That's an easy one. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

    Several years ago Hilton bought a DBA Spin Clean. I assume that “B” still sells them. It's expensive but it pays for itself because it's so fast.

    Feed the pin in one end of the machine & it comes out the other end clean. Wipe it dry & toss it in a box.

    One person can clean 50 lanes worth of pins in a single shift. There's a drain valve under the exit tray to easily drain the dirty detergent.

    The worst thing about it is that no matter what kind of detergent you use, it'll try to foam up on you. A half ounce of defoamer cures that problem.

    Dutch

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    • #3
      Re: Pin cleaning machine

      Billman,
      Brought a Century Pin Perforance center 5 or 6 years ago through our AmF rep. It is fast, easy to maintain. Has a drain valve on the back. The body is all plastic wipes clean when done. We clean aound 68 sets of pins per month and it still looks like new. Have had no problems.

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        Lets see. Why don't we build one better and more complex than any body else. First we get a rack like the ones they have for soda can dispensers in frig that feeds one at a time for pins. Then you pull down your T P so the pins fall out and into the rack which allows one to fall into pin cleaner. Thus we have auto feed. Then when pin comes out and onto a conveyor it moves through two spinning buffing wheels to remove any residue and onto the blow dryers to finish the drying process. Then it goes through anoyher T P to orientate bottom of pin onto the sanding disc, which after a good spin gets ejected back into the machine. So now you haven't touched the pins and they are all clean, buffed,shined and their cute little bottoms have been sanded and ready to go party.
        John B
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        just fix it

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        • #5
          Re: Pin cleaning machine

          The perfect pin cleaning machine to me would be one that attached to the turn pan and excepted the pin in either direction. I would like just hook up the pin cleaner and cycle the pinsetter a few times.

          Drill
          Drill

          David Bolt
          Champaign, IL
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          • #6
            Re: Pin cleaning machine

            Yes Drill on my machine the pan would be in a locked down position and attached to the cleaner and also I forgot to mention it counts pins too and will automatically stop when all 20/21 pins are done. Oh and don't forget about the software that comes with it to automatically cycle the pinsetter for you, and while we are at it we might as well install the crack checker which will automatically eject a bad pin.
            John B
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            just fix it

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              Our pin cleaning machine only cleans one pin at a time. It has to be at least as old as I am(23). I was hand washing pins one day when i looked under the bench a spotted it. A new micro switch for the lid and power switch and it was as good as new. One at a time was slow though. So I thought of taking the pins to the car wash lining them up against the wall and blasting. I never di it but thought it would be cool.

              Sharpie

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