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  1. The only benefit would be faster conversions between small/large priming systems. Takes less than two minutes on the 550. The 650 has the most reliable priming delivery system of all reloading presses. The complaint most often heard is that they always feed primers, other presses could be so lucky. That too can be fixed. Put me in the “step backwards” group.
  2. You can get a 3D printer for under $140 shipped and print your own collator. The files are a free download. http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?354324-Making-that-Bullet-Collator
  3. If it keeps someone from having to do it, I don’t see that as much of a issue. If it’s fed by a collator so you can turn it on and do something else, it wouldn’t be a problem if it were only one a second.
  4. Figure out the computation part and I’ll knock out the physical part. I did get a little further on my sort by weight project but it’s still not much more than proof of concept at this point. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V_Hm3oqlO4
  5. Once you know how to make them work, it’s easy to keep them working. I didn’t use the Loadmaster case feed as they originally intended, rather fed it with a Dillon collator. So not sure how many cases were in the tube but it wasn’t full to the top. The orange thing clamped to the case feed tube is a proximity switch that starts/stops the collator. SPP cases with large primers can be quite the issue with the LM as you don’t seat with “feel” like most other presses. I have made a couple different devices to take the human error part out of sorting cases. This one is stand alone.
  6. Yes, for precision rifle stuff. I built this one years ago that sorts by caliber much faster than the above machine could.
  7. This one is a 3 ph motor using an Automation Direct GS series VFD, so it can run off 110ac.
  8. Hardest part was learning how to program the PLC and display.
  9. I haven’t had much time to play with this, built the electronics part, did the programming and threw together the mechanical parts months ago. It’s still a long way from being a finished product but it’s also one of those projects that can get lost do to “life getting in the way” if I don’t see some sort of progress. The idea is to begin the sort by a 10 grain differential with those dropping into one of 10 bins, then take all from a single bin and change the resolution to 1 grain differential, then take all from a single bin and change to .1 grain resolution. So in the end you can have brass sorted to the tenth of a grain without having to touch a single case. Proof of concept and hopefully enough inspiration to finish it out when it cools off outside.
  10. Yep, it’s been a few years but posted this video here somewhere back then.
  11. I was thinking of something more like the decap/primer picket sorter I built. Except instead of a probe, you have the camera to capture the image and instead of just an “L” or “s” bin have them drop into a device that can further divide them. A number of different options exist for that part.
  12. Even back when they were called KISS they worked flawless and were pretty simple devices. Received one of the MBF ones with a machine I picked up and seeing how it ticked and started dropping little balls everywhere. I suppose someone must have been having some kind of problems they fixed with the design change(s), either that or it reduces manufacturing costs. That’s the only two reasons to make changes.
  13. If I am seeing what I think I am seeing, I like it. I have always thought a 1050 with a 650 priming system would be a great press and those are far enough apart, there’s not much chance of a chain detonation.
  14. Anet here too. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Anet-A8-3D-Printer-Kit-DIY-Large-Printing-Size-High-Precision-Reprap-Prusa-i3/222519855209?epid=2176398435&hash=item33cf378869:g:SuIAAOSwblZZImQ-
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