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  • Detector question

    The other day I was bored at work and decided to rebuild a detector that's on the shelf. Got it torn apart no problem, started cleaning/painting some parts and ran across this piece (picture below). What is the purpose of said piece and is it necessary? All the machines here at Pheasant have it, but none of them did at Twin City Lanes.

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    jsebeny1980@gmail.com | jsebeny <--YouTube | Cell: 309-275-2453

  • #2
    It's for the strike mercury switch. It allows the switch to lower turning the strike light on (if you have them).
    Factory & Converted A-2 (US, Ger, Jap)
    Comscore ECT, Matrix & DuoHD
    Walker B, Sanction Standard, Original K, Flex Walker & Ikon
    Kegel C.A.T.S

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    • #3
      If i remember correctly that was to actuate the old strike lights thet where on some older masking units.
      Some detectors still have the mercury switches mounted on the side of the detector but they are not used.

      So If you don't have strike lights it's not needed.
      Go with what works and not what the book says.

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      • #4
        on the masking unit? i'm not sure if they do to be honest with ya. i'll check into it. Thank you Kanga!
        jsebeny1980@gmail.com | jsebeny <--YouTube | Cell: 309-275-2453

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        • #5
          i remember seeing a cluster in that area, but never paid much attention. i go in on tuesday, so i'll take a look and maybe snap a picture. crap! i always do this... i should've taken a before picture of the detector, gah dangit! o well
          jsebeny1980@gmail.com | jsebeny <--YouTube | Cell: 309-275-2453

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          • #6
            Up until Framworx there were strike lights on the mashing units. I think the crown would light up on the gold crown units.

            There was an extra selector clamped to the "c" shaft that would either allow or block the bracket the strike micro switch was mounted to via another pivoting lever on the black mounting plate attached to the side of the detector. This was so the strike light wouldn't come on in the event of an "auto strike".
            Factory & Converted A-2 (US, Ger, Jap)
            Comscore ECT, Matrix & DuoHD
            Walker B, Sanction Standard, Original K, Flex Walker & Ikon
            Kegel C.A.T.S

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            • #7
              I have a couple of those "strike light " kits in a locker someplace. As for the picture , looks like a blocking finger to me
              There is light at the end of the tunnel - just be sure it is not a train.

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              • #8
                These are pictures of the strike light mechanism on a machine. We don't have the strike lights anymore, just have not gotten around to taking them all off yet.
                strike1.jpgstrike2.jpg
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                You don't have to be crazy to do this job...But it helps!

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                • #9
                  Steve will not be happy when he sees the rubber boot missing from that microswitch
                  There is light at the end of the tunnel - just be sure it is not a train.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ewen View Post
                    Steve will not be happy when he sees the rubber boot missing from that microswitch
                    LOL...Hi Mark how are you. Paul Moser was asking about you when I went to see him.

                    The mercury switch would make a good reset block out switch on the rake.
                    My father told me to never get old...I should have listened!

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                    • #11
                      yep, i'm almost positive that's there. like i said, i'll double check on Tuesday and post some pictures. thanks guys, appreciate it.
                      jsebeny1980@gmail.com | jsebeny <--YouTube | Cell: 309-275-2453

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