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Semi Automated Machine
These Two Machines has been Replaced by SAM 22
Actually SAM 22 did not work out to well for this job, so SAM 12 a&b is still in use.
||Two Threading Machines that cut the 1/4-20 threads on the 1/4" aluminum rods that are used to make the M/B II Mounting Bracket.
They are made from two drill press heads. They are bolted down to 2 ft sq. piece of particle board.
They are each driven by a small 24VDC gear motor with direct drive.
The box on the left of each unit holds the PIC 16F84A board and relays for the motor.
|The rods are cut to length, then bent 90 degrees. They are then set in the simple jigs and a simple clamp holds them in place for threading.||
||SAM12a is pre programed to do the 20 threads on the long side of the rod.
SAM12b is pre programed to do the 5 threads on the short side of the rod.
These have been in service since Aug. 04.
Amazing how something so simple can be so useful.
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