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Can you give us a brief overview of what you've done?
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To answer your question, I'm using a big black box with a variablespeed motor attached to an alternating beater arm. Each tag is spun aroundwithin this black box by this beater arm inside a metal colander with smallholes of varying sizes. Those tags not marked as safe have holes ofappropriate size that can be found in this colander. Those marked as safedo not have such holes. As they're spun around, centripetal force pullsthem out through the hole sized appropriately for the given tag. What'sleft is then poured out into a baking tin sprayed with 3 in 1 oil, baked at12,000 degrees kelvin for 3.4 nanoseconds and promptly stored in the database tocool. Serve chilled, neat, warm, or hellfire. Serves an unlimited numberand never spoils.Wouldn't a teflon coated ceramic work better and resist corrosion?
I experimented with teflon and ceramic, both together and separately. Iabandoned them both for separate reasons.
I found that the sharp ends of the tags would scratch nearly all the tefloncoating off the colander after only one run. This resulted in excessivelong term memory loss in those the final product was served to, hence thetemporary increase of same subject questions on thelist in a relativelyshort period of time.
In my experiments I found that the initial torque requirements necessary tobring the colander up to speed was causing undue stress on the motor due toits weight. The advantage of inertia at that point would have warrantedkeeping it if it hadn't been so expensive, not to mention there wasn'tenough room in the current design of the black box, to install a set ofcounter-action, retro-motion brakes. without them the colander would comeup to speed, spin out the mash in milliseconds and continue to spin forhours. This resulted in unnecessary spilling when attempting to feed thenext string to process. We were losing data bits from unpredictable spotsin strings until we figured that one out. Some of the secrets of theuniverse will never be recovered because of that mistake.What's the leverage ratio of the arm?
It's actually a variable ratio leverage arm achieved by a parallel couplingbetween the motor drive arm and the fixed arm on the beater. Depending onthe thickness of the string, the arm can adjust its pitch to match.
You have no idea how much rethinking we had to do just to test this thing.We had to throw all of our testing methodology out the window.Are you using needle bearings or cartridge?
It's actually using something called a polymorphal-floatfit. maybe i'llwrite an article about that actually. It's pretty complex.I would think there would be some concern with the possible under-torque in high-content filtering
Fortunately, this device is nothing more than an object that can beinstantiated for any number of requests. we even recently fitted it with anattachment that would take care of its own cleanup and storage. All youhave to do is install it and it does everything else automatically.Unfortunately we forgot an off switch and it can be pretty protective. So,now that it's installed we're basically stuck with it.Thanks for taking the time to speak with us.
Sure. Can I go now?