Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

respot cells

Collapse

Adsense Classic 1

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • respot cells

    1/4" or 5/16" pivot stud, which do you use or prefer ?
    jim k.

  • #2
    Re: respot cells

    1/4". Studs are cheaper than arms.

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: respot cells

      The 5/16”!!!!! I swear by them. When I first started as a pinchaser, one of my weekly chores was to go thru every ¼” pivot stud in the house once a week & straighten them. I hated it! The 5/16” studs don’t bend & if you use the right socket lock screw, they’ll rarely come loose.
      I’ll put up with the 2 or 3 broken arms per year in exchange for alot less trouble for the bowler & myself. It's alot cheaper in the long run.
      Dutch

      [This message has been edited by dutch (edited 09-13-2000).]

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: respot cells

        5/16 or a 1/4? Heh i really dont know what we have but I have never seen a broken sissor at the stud. What type of play do u guys have that makes wierd things break?

        deadwood

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: respot cells

          Deadwoody,
          The "sissor" (scissors), as you have so termed them, will sometimes break at the yoke assy (070-007-619) if a pin gets in there & the pivot stud doesn't bend. It isn't uncommon. Maybe you haven't been a mechanic long enough to have experienced this.
          Dutch

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: respot cells

            FWIW guys, we here use mostly 5/16" studs. When it comes time to change cells or anything in the area, I make sure I remove any 1/4" studs remaining.
            I still do, however, have a few 1/4" studs here and there.

            Personally, I prefer the 5/16" anyday. I have yet to experience any stress related breakages with yokes, arms, or binding. Just make sure to put 2-3 drops of oil in the casting and "twirl it around" and everything will be happy.
            5/16" I feel is even MORE IMPORTANT on the pivots for the tracks and links...not just on the cells themselves.

            Kat
            "Where are we going, and why are we in a hand basket?"

            --Kat

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: respot cells

              5/16 all the way!!!!!
              even have 5/16 on the wireway
              pivots also.

              doc

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: respot cells

                hey Dutch, how do you go about straightening the stud without removing the whole finger? In my house, my fingers and tables are really getting neglected and need some work. If only there were more hours in a day. Thanks.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: respot cells

                  Sorry folks, I posted the wrong part # & name yesterday. The part that breaks more often with the 5/16” stud than with the ¼” stud is the lever assy P/N 070-007-618 (Although I have a notation that I wrote in my book that I should order P/N 070-002-633. I don't remember why)

                  T-mark,
                  Are you thinking of the long & short finger studs (P/N 070-007-194 & 195)?
                  The pivot studs (P/N 070-002-654 for the 1/4' & 070-007-617 for the 5/16") can just be "finessed" with a hammer, mallet, a pin or even channel locks to get them straight. Sometimes they break while trying to straighten them, sometimes they don’t.
                  In the 2 houses I work, the respot cells are probably the most neglected parts of our machines too. We have 740 RSC’s to take care of. That’s a lot of time. Somehow, we do manage to stay on top of the problems. If a lane gets 2 respot calls in the same week, we’re in there with a fine tooth comb. However, that doesn't mean their not neglected.
                  If anyone has the $$$ &amp; would like to try something different, <a href="http://www.envirobushings.com" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.envirobushings.com" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.envirobushings.com" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.envirobushings.com" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.envirobushings.com" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.envirobushings.com" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.envirobushings.com" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.envirobushings.com" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.envirobushings.com" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.envirobushings.com" target="_blank">http://www.envirobushings.com</a></a></a></a></a></a></a></a></a></a> has synthetic lubeless bushings for almost every part of the machine, including RSC's. We've been using their clutch pinion bushings for about 2 years. Their great &amp; we'll be trying more of their bushings in the near future.
                  Dutch

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: respot cells

                    The biggest problem with 1/4" studs is not that they break, but that they bend causing inconsistent respots sometimes knocking over the pin.

                    Tech

                    Comment

                    Topic Starter RibbonScript

                    Collapse

                    Adsense Classic 2

                    Collapse

                    Related Topics

                    Collapse

                     

                    Stahl's "Tuffy Super Jam Stopper" in action!

                    So I decided to try a few of these, I mean the idea totally makes sense and recently I saw these in action and liked what I saw.

                    Basically, it's meant as an extension...
                     

                    Roller Clutch issue

                    Has anyone had to remove the plastic ring in the back side of the plate in order to achieve good indexing? I now have 2 roller clutches without the backing rings in service. Either...
                     

                    Pictures of new machines being installed...

                    Here are the accelerators and pits that came with the lanes, kickbacks, gutters, power lifts.



                    This a new way of building the supports for the lanes...
                     

                    Baddest Tool Chest In Town

                    Adios, motor boater!

                    ...
                     

                    check this jam...

                    the ball stuck the table up

                    ...
                    Working...
                    X