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Bill
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As I'm designing my new routed SSD track, I'm curious if anyone would foresee problems with XLCs that are positioned on inclines or declines? Theoretically, I'm guessing it wouldn't make a difference. The real world, however, is sometimes different than theory.
 

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I think the only concern is if the track is tilted sideways. The flippers are not latched, and so a high bank could cause them to bounce away from the intended position more easily. Going up or down shouldn't be a problem, though.
 

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Hi jmswms,

I've been experimenting with inclining and declining XLCs for the past couple of weeks; the SSD plastic track layout that I'm working on has three of them, two going up, one going down. The grades are up to 6.5 per cent, and I have had no problems, as long as the XLCs are not tilted more than just slightly, and as long as you do not bend them - whether up or down the flippers insist on staying straight...

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I have had problems with jamming if the track is twisted in any way. This can stop the flipper from moving. However as you're routed, you can ensure proper support and a totally flat result.

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I have both an incline and a decline with XLCs and they work fine. My problem changers are flat. Go figure...

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Bill,

I have one on an incline and on a decline and they work fine, only issue on the incline is if the XLC track piece is located at the start of the incline and there is a noticable kink upward at the track joins. I reckon the extra bit of elevation allowed a guide to rub on the sensor and break it
but I've learnt that lesson now so all is OK.
 

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Bill have you decided whether to use standard lane changers from plalstic track, or make your own flippers?

Have my modular routed underway, a couple of modules framed up ready for legs.

I have sent a Ninco LC to my CAD guy, and am going to try and come up with a simplified flipper chape that can be cut in one piece from above on a CNC bed.
WAS thinking of acrylic, but my CNC guys says it will \featrher and shudder and won't cut clean. He thinks polycarbonate will be okay at least to try, and aluminium will be fine. So we will probably test cut some polycarb and some aluminium.
If both cut okay, I'll use mixture to find out whether each works and last well in situ.

Just waiting to see if Maurizio comes out with a solonoid spec/model that can be used if not cannabalizing plastic track LCs for parts.
 

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Bill
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QUOTE (slotcrazy @ 28 Feb 2012, 19:56) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Bill have you decided whether to use standard lane changers from plalstic track, or make your own flippers?

Have my modular routed underway, a couple of modules framed up ready for legs.

I have sent a Ninco LC to my CAD guy, and am going to try and come up with a simplified flipper chape that can be cut in one piece from above on a CNC bed.
WAS thinking of acrylic, but my CNC guys says it will \featrher and shudder and won't cut clean. He thinks polycarbonate will be okay at least to try, and aluminium will be fine. So we will probably test cut some polycarb and some aluminium.
If both cut okay, I'll use mixture to find out whether each works and last well in situ.

Just waiting to see if Maurizio comes out with a solonoid spec/model that can be used if not cannabalizing plastic track LCs for parts.I'd love to have routed LCs, especially because I prefer magnabraid over copper tape, but it's really beyond my skill set. I've taken apart an XLC, and it's not so simple to create a homemade routed XLC with my tool and skill set. It's much easier to lay an XLC into the routed wood. If there was someone who could help me out with routed (magnabraid) XLCs, then I would be very happy!

It's a shame you're using Ninco XLCs, I prefer the width of the SSD XLCs. Still, I'd be interested in working with you on it. I'd be stealing the guts out of SSD XLCs. Why can't we use the flippers from the Ninco or SSD XLCs? Why do we have to have the flippers CNCed?
 
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