Puncher Issues

  1. 6 weeks ago

    Naman

    Dec 8 A planet 14A

    Hey,

    Our team currently has a 2 motor 1:1 puncher. It can shoot flags in little time. We are running into a problem where the c-channel that slams forward to hit the balls is too powerful. This loosens the screws on the trunks and eventually the trunks fall off. We tried adding anti-slip math to adsorb some of the shock but this didn't help. Any advice would be appreciated.

  2. Xenon

    Dec 8 Long Beach, California 99999V

    @Naman Hey,

    Our team currently has a 2 motor 1:1 puncher. It can shoot flags in little time. We are running into a problem where the c-channel that slams forward to hit the balls is too powerful. This loosens the screws on the trunks and eventually the trunks fall off. We tried adding anti-slip math to adsorb some of the shock but this didn't help. Any advice would be appreciated.

    try using lock nuts or loctite or something to stop the screws from loosening. or make it less powerfull. or just tighten the screws before each match

  3. As @Xenon has mentioned and as my name mentions..... use nylocks!

  4. Got a Screw Loose

    Dec 8 Ohio 44833B

    Again, nylocks are your friend. If you don't have/can't get any, use long screws and put a tightened shaft collar next to the nut so it literally can't loosen.

  5. ZackJo

    Dec 8 Saint hedwig, Texas 11495A, Robo Legends

    You could also get clever with rubber links to make some sort of shock absorber. Works pretty well for us.

  6. Got a Screw Loose

    Dec 8 Ohio 44833B

    @ZackJo You could also get clever with rubber links to make some sort of shock absorber. Works pretty well for us.

    I wrapped a standoff in layers of surgical tubing. Works about the same way on my catapult.

  7. Naman

    Dec 8 A planet 14A

    We won't be able to use nylocks because we are using the linear slider outer trunk shown below.

  8. RoboKodas 77000X

    Dec 8 North Sioux City 77000X

    We had the same problem. Move your stopping rod closer to the back of the puncher so the firing rod doesn't have to much linear motion.

 

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