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Post by jejajones on 3/3/2019, 1:11 pm

Hi all,
Our club is looking into auyomating our manual 9 station target turner system. we currently use stell cable and pulleys along with a metal pull bar to turn targests for BE shooting.
Does anyone know of a company the provides an electric system to hook up to the cables/pully system? Any DIY solutions would also be appreciated.
Thx

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Post by 10sandxs on 3/4/2019, 7:05 am

I've automated or built turning target systems for two outdoor ranges and one indoor range, and helped two other outdoor ranges convert thiers. All run with pneumatic cylinders. Two I built are/were connected to a compressor, the third is powered off of a SCUBA tank as there's no close power. It's not hard to do, but you there are a few tricks to consider, like making sure the rotation doesn't go "over center". Pm me if interested and we can start a conversation. With volunteer labor, the largest costs will be the cylinder and controller. The first one I built used timing relays and a manual starter button. The second two used target timers controll boxes, more expensive, buy WAY easier for both builder/installer and range officer.

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Post by jejajones on 3/4/2019, 7:08 am

Thx. I'll get pics and send tkem to you.
John

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Post by jejajones on 3/15/2019, 8:11 am

Just want to give a BIG THANKS to Rob AKA 10 sandxs for his help in automating our manual turning system. It's people like Rob that make this site so great

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Post by JKR on 3/15/2019, 6:53 pm

Rob also builds a darn fine 1911!

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Post by 10sandxs on 3/15/2019, 7:51 pm

Thanks to both of you guys. 

Let me know if you need more help john.

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