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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the lead time on the AmmoBot™ Auto Drive?

 

  • What forms of payment do you take?
    • ​We take all major credit cards via PayPal and Shopify Payments.  We also take Money Orders, Cashier's Checks and Personal Checks.  All orders subject to our Terms and Conditions.

 

  • Will the AmmoBot™ work on a Dillon RL1050?
    • We finally have definitive proof that the AmmoBot™ works with an RL1050.  You can see the video proof by clicking the following link: https://youtu.be/RLXGeTyTYP0

 

  • What is the top speed of the AmmoBot™?
    • The production version of the AmmoBot™ currently runs a top speed of around 2,300 rounds per hour.  Please keep in mind that this is a running pace based upon the speed at which the AmmoBot™ cycles, and not a guarantee of how many rounds a particular machine can produce in a given hour.  

 

  • Do you have versions in the works for any other press models?
    • ​​We have been toying with the idea of producing a model for the XL650 and the Hornady LNL, but we have decided against going forward with it.  If you would like to know why, check out our blog post on why we say if you're going to automate, you need a 1050.


  • Will using this machine void my Dillon warranty?
    • ​The short answer is yes.  Dillon specifically states that adding any auto drive feature to their presses voids the warranty.  However, the Super 1050 only has a one year manufacturers warranty due to its common use as a commercial press.  Also, because of the technologies used, the chance of press breakage is minimal.  We feel the gain in production rate, along with the reduction in possibility of a repetitive stress injury, far outweigh the risk of breakage.

 

  • Do you offer a warranty on your products?
    • ​Yes.  We offer a full, one year manufacturers warranty on all parts and materials.  If something breaks, we will send you a replacement free of charge.  If you want expedited shipping, it will be at your expense. Warranty claims are subject to our Terms and Conditions.

 

  • Some of your videos seem loud. How loud is the AmmoBot?
    • ​The newest version of the AmmoBot™ is the quietest yet.  Our new, bolt-together frame offers more noise reduction as well as our newer, quieter drive hardware.  We have measured the noise output of the AmmoBot™ at 75dB.  In comparison, the average noise output of a 650XL is around 78dB measured with the same equipment.

 

  • I see fans in some of your videos, do I need to use a fan?
    • ​We do recommend active cooling devices (fans) for anyone who is running our machines for extended sessions.  We have added passive cooling fins to the motors on our machines to cut down on heating.​


  • Why do you leave the arm in place, isn't it dangerous?
    • ​The arm is left in place purposefully.  Because we believe that simple is better, we do not use jog functionality to allow users to clear jams or set up the press.  The most dangerous part of the press is the part that does all the magic, the area surrounding the tool head.  We firmly believe that nobody should ever place any part of their body into the path of the press at any time while there is power applied to any mechanism that could cause the press to move.

 

  • So you want to leave the arm in place, can't you just design a detachable arm?
    • ​We could, and we have given it very serious thought.  However, once we considered the one reason why everyone thinks we should remove the arm, the answer became pretty clear.  The reason is this: safety.  People think that because the arm is swinging back and forth that it is unsafe.  The truth is, the arm doesn't move as fast as most people try to move it when operating the press manually.  If you ever get into the path of the arm while the press is in motion, it just pushes you out of the way.  However, we give our users a handheld kill switch so they are able to stand away from the press while it is operation.  You should never try to make adjustments to the press while running, so there is no need to stand close enough to be struck by the arm.  Period.


  • Can you run the AmmoBot™ to load ammo without a bullet feeding device?
    • ​No.  Never. Don't even think about it.  Putting any part of your body into a moving piece of machinery is stupid, plain and simple.  If you are even considering doing such a thing, please close your browser and step away from your computer.  Now.  If you want to see what happens when this kind of stupid takes place, please feel free to click this link.

 

  • How tall is the 1050 once it has been mounted on the AmmoBot™ frame?
    • ​The AmmoBot frame raises the 1050 by approximately 6 inches.  That brings the total height of the 1050, once attached, to approximately 45".  The recommended space requirements are as follows: Height 4' 6", Width 2', Depth 3'.  Height dimensions may be tight for ceiling distance from the case feeder.  You may find that you need a little more clearance based upon your own experience.

 

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