Choosing Genuine AMF replacement parts is choosing certainty over uncertainty. •You can be certain we manufacture parts to original OEM quality. In bowling, a pinsetter, or pinspotter, was originally a person who manually reset bowling pins . The is the general standard in most AMF-equipped modern bowling centers today. It features a microprocessor-operated chassis that is.

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The later A2 and JetBack versions, otherwise each virtually identical to the original Model A design, were augmented enough to have much faster ball return action than the original Model A units.

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Common part descriptions for just about all pinspotting units consist of:. There are three main pinspotter models, the smf no longer produced, but still in common use, ever since the s US bowling boom and the early career of Dick Weberthe prototyped inand still in production, since and the newest versions, the and the XLI, both of which use the ‘s general mechanical design.

The table wiring to the gripper switches is no longer needed. The Brunswick Model A, dating fromas well as the developed A2 and the JetBack versions of it, work as follows.

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Probably due to the nature of the work a,f, often part-time, manual labor that most frequently took place eveningsmany pinsetters were teenage boys, and thus pinboy is another name used to describe the job. With ‘APS’ input, the table wiring to the gripper switches is no longer needed. The weight of amff pin’s body makes it drop into the pan base-first, so that the pin’s base is facing the bowler.

This “shaker” transfers the ball and pins to the rear of the pit, behind the lane’s pindeck. Five-pin bowling is a popular variation in Canada, and pinsetters fall into two categories: Apart from five-pin, rubber band duckpin is the only bowling variant that currently amg string type pinsetters. 2870 style of machine is typically loaded with 20 pins, though most proprietors normally put in 21 pins to facilitate quicker loading and faster operation of the pinsetter, especially in cases where the bowler s make two strikes in quick succession — on all the Model A-based unit designs, the “second ball cycle” used for both a second ball’s delivery or a strike won’t complete if the turret is not full, with the deck waiting in its elevated position as stated previously.


While humans usually no longer set the pins, a pinchaser, or in slang ‘pin monkey’, often is stationed near the equipment to ensure that it is clean and working properly, and to clear minor jams. Bowl-Mor pinsetters have a depressed pit approximately 14″ long at the end of the bowling lane, placed about 4″ below the level of the lane surface, with a curtain behind it, hanging past the lane xmf but not touching the bottom of the pit.

The company claimed this technology reduces stops in play due to table jams on out-of-range pins. Automatic reset after offspot.

Unlike the pinspotters used for tenpins and duckpins, since candlepins have identical “ends” to them, the machine does not have to orient the candlepins in one particular direction. ajf

The wheel brings the pin to the top and amc it into a metal tray, called a “turnaround pan”, similar to what exists on the rear end of the AMF unit’s pin distributor arm. Gottfried Fred Schmidt invented the mechanical pinsetter and sold the patent in to AMF firm, which largely did away with pinsetting as a manual profession, although a small number aamf bowling alleys still use human pinsetters.

The free-fall machine for this sport features a rotating turntable in the pit floor similar to a Bowl-Mor candlepin unit, conveyor belts in the gutters as required in the regular duckpin game in the US, an elevator similar to the Brunswick GSX, a turret similar to the A-2, and a rather flat looking pin table.

No human interference, no delays! The Maximum Technology Motor Start Switch is mounted on the outside of the motor and is connected with a wiring assembly that plugs into the switch.


This replaces the amc switch and points inside the motor making it almost maintenance free! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sweep reverse function will still work without any modification to the machine wiring.

The pit floor is angled such that the ball is smf to a track that leads to an elevator. QubicaAMF Worldwide has also introduced many different scoring systems that are compatible with all pinsetters and pinspotters.

Maximum Technology Offspot switch mounted in the Back Zmf controlbox of the machine. This interface reads the signal from the Qubica camera. The ball return system on this machine uses an under-lane accelerator as opposed to a lift. While many pinsetters have a manual reset button to use in case the pinsetter does not automatically activate at the correct time, other types have no automatic tracking of the state of the game — especially for the candlepin and duckpin bowling sports which use smaller balls — and are almost always manually activated.

All operate generally the same way with small improvements. Any errors detected are made visible by a code number on a display on the PC board. In bowlinga pinsetteror pinspotterwas originally a person who manually reset bowling pins to their correct position, cleared fallen pins, and returned bowling balls to players.

The GSX is Brunswick’s current pinsetter. String pinsetters generally do not have a mechanism to place pins back on the lane exactly where they were before, during the spare clearing.

It features a microprocessor -operated chassis that is upgraded to short cycle the machine for strikes, gutter balls, or 7—10 pick-offs. The sensor unit is separated from the switch 82700 and can be located in an area where vibration is not an issue.