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Old 02-02-2010, 12:51 AM   #1
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Just finished my pneumatic capper, waiting for compresser to try it out.
Anyone have any ideas on PSI settings. I put in a flow control to regulate the speed.
Hope I don't break too many bottles while tweaking the pressure and flow rates.

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Old 02-02-2010, 01:00 AM   #2
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i would start low say 20 psi and go up from there.Once you start capping you will find out where you need to be.Great job!!

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Old 02-02-2010, 01:07 AM   #3
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AWESOME. I foresee much broken glass...but I hope you get it dialed in and take some video!

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Old 02-02-2010, 01:10 AM   #4
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Great another project to add to the list. I can already hear my wife.

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Old 02-02-2010, 01:14 AM   #5
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I'm not sure if its really cool or really dangerous......either way I want one.

+1 on some action videos

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Old 02-02-2010, 01:23 AM   #6
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In for video at 100 psi

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Old 02-02-2010, 02:07 AM   #7
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i say move up from 4psi in 1 psi increments. wear GLOVES and EYE PROTECTION!

if it were me, i'd want the actuator switch on a foot petal so i could use both hands to move/manage bottles and caps. just something to think about for v1.1, you could always just splice a quick connect jack into the existing button, then you'd have the best of both worlds.

gotta say, awesome freaking build... and if you don't post videos we WILL find you and make you drink Natty Ice as punishment.

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Old 02-02-2010, 02:10 AM   #8
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Whoa, that takes some balls my friend! Way to
Take an idea and run with it.

I wonder, is this how breweries with automated bottling lines cap their bottles

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Old 02-02-2010, 02:31 AM   #9
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If it doesn't work, you can always turn it into a mini log splitter.

One suggestion, a rubber pad on top of that uber thick steel base.

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Old 02-02-2010, 08:54 PM   #10
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Since you did not say the size of your cylinder I cannot suggest a pressure so you get to do the math... In my tests it has taken about 160-165 pounds of force at the peak and then drops to about 110-120 pounds for final closure. Keep an eye on the amount of flex in your cylinder mount. If it flexes too much you might not get pretty, symetrical crimps. It should crimp OK, but they might not be totally symetrical.

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