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The principle of operation of the system of catching balls in bowling

Previously, people were responsible for catching and returning the balls. Their task was to place the pins in their places after each hit. They were the ones who brought the shells to the players. Later, to automate the process, a return chute with a slope was invented, along which the balls, under the action of their own mass, returned to the beginning of the track. In the 30s of the last century, people were replaced by machines.

The modern design of the trapping system is designed to make the process equally comfortable for leisure and active players, reducing noise and ensuring quick replenishment of the kit. The ball is returned automatically with the help of a “return”. The mechanism ensures its return to the throwing zone, where the drive is located. Given the high speed of the balls, the system is equipped with sensors for the movement of objects in space.

The pinspotter is the first to catch the bowling balls. After the projectile leaves the area with the pins, it is stopped by the accelerator pad – an element of the pinsetter mechanism. The device does not contain metal parts, thus avoiding damage and deformation of the ball. The device takes the blow on itself and extinguishes its energy, and the projectile redirects the projectile towards the return.

A good lift can transport up to 6 balls, while up to 25 balls can be stored on the rails at the same time. During the delivery process, the ball is cleared of wax, and there is a built-in hand dryer in the throwing area. The rack where the arsenal is stored is also part of the capture system. Before choosing a model, you should pay attention to its height and design. Many manufacturers offer several design options at once, or they allow you to customize the appearance of the element – apply corporate drawings, club symbols, photographs.

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