Automated Bowling Pin Setter Machine

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, November 26, 2013
  • In­ the early days of bowling, respotting the pins was a physically demanding job. There were actually people behind the lanes resetting the pins and sending back the balls.
    Today there are amazing robotic devices that do all the pin setting. The automatic pinsetter, first patented by Gottfried Schmidt, was introduced by the American Machine and Foundry Company (AMF) in 1946. This first pinsetter was a monster, weighing nearly 2 tons (1.8 metric tons) and standing 9 feet (2.7 m) tall.
    Modern pins­etters are but a fraction of a size of their predecessors and much more intelligent.

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  • Izzynutz Restorations

    Bulshit there's no sensors on the deck. A detector rod measures the stroke of the machine and determines if they're standing pins or not

  • Youtube Viewer
    Youtube Viewer  1 months ago

    in australia its known as ten pin bowling

  • Pui Sai Chiu
    Pui Sai Chiu  1 months ago

    is Citiyi6

  • Wheatley
    Wheatley  2 months ago

    No fancy software. Yet, there are sensors in the pin deck that tell the distributor wheel to let loose the pins? Hmmmmm

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  • SaucerBros
    SaucerBros  5 months ago

    We should get these in all of the bowling allies!

  • Andy Chen
    Andy Chen  5 months ago +4

    And then it’s a me, gutter! 0 score every time!

  • Hill Monica
    Hill Monica  5 months ago

    not very correct video and not correct names on parts. Fingers tend to break but can be a quick change. Been there done that.

  • E Darkslade
    E Darkslade  5 months ago +3

    Distributor wheel?? I've worked on these machines for over 35 years and I've never heard it called that. It's called a turret.

  • Rigel
    Rigel  6 months ago

    engineers are god

  • Gary Finger
    Gary Finger  6 months ago +2

    The machine that put thousands of kids out on the streets to form gangs. While in Korea I taught the Koreans how to set pins at he rec center. 1955 was the beginning of my pin setting, I come home from Vietnam to find my evening job was gone forever

  • iCraftDay
    iCraftDay  6 months ago

    It can happen that you throw it too early and the machine is still down..

  • Zoomer30
    Zoomer30  7 months ago +22

    The Plan:.
    1. Win PowerBall
    2. Build House's with 2 complete bowling lanes in basement
    3. Install 2 A-2 pinsetters.

  • Hector Hawthorn
    Hector Hawthorn  7 months ago

    I think bowling took the back seat along with poor maintenance and pricy games in 2019.

  • Brunswick Fanatic734
    Brunswick Fanatic734  7 months ago +2

    There are no sensors on the pin deck nor on the pin distributor. And when the a-2 picks up the pins they don’t locate the standing pins all 10 of the spots of the pinsetters get locked in place as if there was a pin there. Know what your talking about before making videos like these

  • Brian Cooper
    Brian Cooper  7 months ago +1

    I love bowling! Sometimes the pin setter stops working once a while showing just like people, nothing is perfect! Patience is a virtue of enjoying bowling and a better life!!

  • Joshua Rizlan
    Joshua Rizlan  8 months ago

    Yeah so I heard that the pinsetters do not stop when something is under it. Needless to say, it will crush anything obstructing it. This explains why there's a sweeper for the pins. If you know anyone who would joke around by sliding into the pins, tell them this.

  • Garfield I Dunno
    Garfield I Dunno  9 months ago

    When was this episode?

  • lucca cerminaro
    lucca cerminaro  10 months ago

    Do a video on how a pinball machine works please

  • Crazy Monkeys
    Crazy Monkeys  10 months ago

    I don't think there are sensors underneath the pin deck, the distributor wheel just releases a set of pins into the setting table anytime when the setting table is up