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SAM8 may look a little crude, but it sure does the job. Before we used to have to glue the inserts into the Arrow Shafts (Elements).
Glue was a real pain. Never knew if you got enough or too much. Made a mess, and was very time consuming.
Sam8 uses 3 Crimp Tools operated by 4 Air Cylinders.
The two crimp tools on the right are operated by two air cylinders, holds the Element without marking it.
the one on the left is operated by two air cylinders. Puts a slight hexagon crimp into the Arrow Shaft.
Above: 3 inch Air Cylinder, DC Motor, & the 3 Crimp Tools.
Operation: (very simplified)
The right shaft of the motor is threaded 8-32,
The whole machine operation takes about 7 seconds. It takes about 8 seconds to load the machine.
SAM8 has been online since Thanksgiving weekend of 02.
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