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Computer controlled 1050

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by jmorris, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. jmorris

    jmorris

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    The first run of the PLC controlled 1050 was a success. Along with the auto drive I added a PLC that controls the motor. There is an up and down limit switches that are on a clock so if the tool head doesn’t reach either in the allotted time the timer times out and stops the motor, this keeps the clutch from continually slipping if a jam occurs. I went ahead and made the upper limit switch a round counter to count the number of completed rounds.
    I then tied into the powder check die and low primer systems so the machine would halt operation if there were a high/low charge or no primers in the tube. I programmed a routine into the PLC that would count down from 100 to start with and reset every time the low primer alarm was triggered. This way all the operator has to do is fill the tube and press the run button and the screen is automatically reset..
    To finish up there will be proximity switches on the bullet/case tubes and powder measure to stop operation if any of them run low. Then build an enclosure for the PLC and display and find something else to tinker with.


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  2. jmorris

    jmorris

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  3. F106 Fan

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    Very nice work!

    Richard
     
  4. country85

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    That's one crazy looking contraption lol, how many rounds will it load an hour?
     
  5. Murphy's Law

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    Now this is what I call ingenuity at it's highest level. Man-o-Man do we ever have some smart folks on this forum.
     
  6. Colorado4Wheel

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    Wow, Very nice.
     
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  7. F106 Fan

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    Every once in awhile, the case feeder may jam. When I added a Dillon case feeder to my RCBS Green Machine, I built a little control box complete with an alarm.

    I cut some plastic rings with an OD of about 1-1/2" (guessing) and an ID to match the feed tube. I put an infrared LED on one side and a photo detector on the other side. Somewhere about half way down the tube is a good place for the bottom (alarm) ring. Should the tube run half empty, the photo detector sees the LED and trips an alarm.

    I actually did 3 rings: Midway to trip the alarm, near the top (maybe a couple of inches down) to start the feeder and the third at the top of the tube to stop the feeder. For whatever reason, I didn't have much success with the limit switch way back when so I just designed around it.

    My real goal was the alarm. The Green Machine is every bit as fast as a 1050 and it was pretty easy to run out of cases when the feeder jammed.

    Richard
     
  8. sellersm

    sellersm disciplinare

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    Sweet!!! Reminds me of my younger days working in the small machine shop that my Dad worked at...
     
  9. Steve Koski

    Steve Koski Got Insurance? Millennium Member

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    Nice job! How long did the "improvements" take you?
     
  11. norton

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    What? I thought only the Dillon 550 with casefeeder was the only jamming mama jamma!

    Guess nothing is perfect. Except Michelle Pfeiffer. :supergrin:
     
  12. labdwakin

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    And Catherin Zeta Jones. Just sayin ;)
     
  13. arkdweller22

    arkdweller22 Cuhootnified

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    Wow, that's a sweet setup.
    Love the ingenuity... :thumbsup:
     
  14. birda40

    birda40 Woody

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    Very nice. I have a buddy that wants to auto mate my 650. I have to admit you guys are pretty sharp.
     
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    EE here...

    Mind me asking which PLC that is? I'm not familiar with it.
     
  16. M24C

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    Cool, I too am interested what Plc? I work in the industry of plcs. Where I work I'm part of the technical support. I've received calls from Federal on the plc's running their lines.

    Just curious :)
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  17. jmorris

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    Its a Click PLC, Automation Directs house brand.