Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Pin gripper release theory of operation question !!

Collapse

Adsense Classic 1

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

  • Pin gripper release theory of operation question !!

    In the GS machines, solenoids contained in the cells open and close the pin grippers. When the solenoid closes to grip the pin and hold it in the cell, does the pin dropping into the cell cause the gripper to close? In other words, is the switch in the cell? Also, when the gripper opens to release the pin onto the lane, what causes the grippers to open? Is there some centrally located 'switch' that controls all grippers at the same time, or does each cell determine gripper opening - perhaps some kind of closure of switch or contact when the cell or pin hits the lane surface?

    Thanks

  • #2
    There is a switch in the holder that tells the electronics when a pin is loaded. In a nutshell, there is a switch cluster consisting of 4 switches actuated by a cam lever attached to the main drive shaft. As the main drive shaft turns and actuates the A, B, C and D switches, the electronics gets timing information for the various functions of the machine such as closing grippers after setting pins.

    Comment


    • #3
      Excellent, thank you.

      Comment


      • #4
        And I'm assuming these A,B,C and D switches along with the cam timing mechanisms tell the grippers when to OPEN to release the pins from the cells, is this correct?

        Comment


        • #5
          Go here...

          http://www.brunswickbowling.com/serv...rvice-manuals/

          Download the GS manual...mainly the parts about operations, cycles, and maintenance, the Nexgen one is good too. This will answer your question. Its really good reading and gives a great understanding of how this thing works. I don't work on these but I have a hard copy of the manual and have read the whole thing, its really neat.

          Comment


          • #6
            Yes, thank you. Very helpful!!

            Comment


            • #7
              The GS CPO manuals are pretty much the same as the GSX, the cpo pinsetter is the Certified Pre Owned machine that has been upgraded to the GSX, it is my understanding.

              Comment

              Topic Starter RibbonScript

              Collapse

              Adsense Classic 2

              Collapse

              Related Topics

              Collapse

               

              A2 1 to 1 Gear Box Cover Replacement Due to Crack

              I am refurbishing two converted A2 machines that I will be installing in my home basement this fall. One of them has a leaking gear box and cracked 1:1 gear box cover. I have...
               

              Streamlane Mask Halo Lights

              With huge thanks to "Toby" for all his help & expertise...my old masks now have for-real halo lights again.


              ...
               

              Baddest Tool Chest In Town

              Adios, motor boater!

              ...
               

              Aluminum Repair and Welding

              with our broken moving deck i have been asked to figure out if there is a way we can weld it back together in house for very little expense.
              http://aluminumrepair.com/...
               

              Setting Table Harness Connections

              Hi, guys.

              We recently replaced our setting table harness and when the machine's run in diagnostic mode, we get 01, 02, 03, 04 + 09 errors, or when you place pins...
               

              check this jam...

              the ball stuck the table up

              ...
              Working...
              X