100 rpm or 200 rpm intake rollers on a traybot? (poll)

So i’m talking about a pretty standard traybot.

We were having some issues with intaking cubes and tried fixing changing our intake motors from 200 rpm to 100 rpm. that didn’t fix the problem then we did something else which did fix it. best word i can come up with to describe it is “vestigial” and will stay that way until i overcome the laziness to unscrew the motors and replace the gearsets.

but the thing is that i heard that some teams are like,“yo you guys, 100 rpm is the way to go” and when i look at it, it’s super slow. i’m not sure.

I’m just wondering what people are running and why and if you could do the poll, that would be great

  • 100 rpm
  • 200 rpm
  • 600 rpm

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No wheres the 600RPM

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ask and you shall receive

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I got a net 1800 rpm roller
(3:1 lol)

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i think im making a mistake

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too late can we get an unknown added for all of us whos teammates never said which they put in?

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I find that the size of the sprockets make a huge difference as well.

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I think the intake has to do more with the compression on the cube (if I’m saying that right) more than the rpm. If you can’t hug the cube tight enough, or your intake is too wide/thin, than the RPM of the motors won’t change the outcome that much.

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After messing around with the intake, my team found that the 100 RPM motor cartridges gave enough torque to push 7+ cubes into the tray, speed was not an issue. But the main problem that it sounds like you are having is a compression issue. At first my tray could only get 4 cubes, but after playing around with the compression and intake angle, we basically doubled that number of cubes that we could take in.

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yeah, we were having a compression problem but we fixed it and can get 10ish cubes now, im just trying to go faster now

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@Paolo_7701x how did you fix your compression issue? What locking mech are you using?

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What size do you use? im having compression issues and am flipflopping between wheels or tracks, currently have tracks

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At one point, I had a set of 600 rpm rollers on 12 tooth sprockets that could pick up six or seven cubes. Then it broke :stuck_out_tongue:

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600rpm gang gang

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