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Robotic BallPicker for use on the driving range
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BALLPICKER

 

Robotic Ball Picker automatically picks up golf balls from the driving range Robotic Ball Picker automatically picks up golf balls from the driving range
Robotic Ball Picker automatically picks up golf balls from the driving range

The BallPicker is the ultimate tool for a driving range. The picker automatically picks up range balls day and night.  The BallPicker is capable of maintaining a five to seven acre driving range.  The BallPicker collects up to 300 golf balls in a cycle before it returns to the drop zone where it discharges the range balls. It will run 3-4 cycles (collecting and discharging golf balls) on one battery charge. After about 2 hours of work, it will automatically return to its drop zone where it will discharge the golf balls and stay for about one hour recharging the batteries. Once the batteries are charged the BallPicker automatically return to collecting golf balls.

The BallPicker does not use gasoline or oil, running completely on 24V ni-cad batteries. The picker runs silently, not to disturb golfers on the driving range or nearby holes.

The BallPicker drops the golf balls into the drop zone where the balls are then transported via the elevator for collection or distribution

The BallPicker senses it has a full load and returns to the drop zone/charging station. Once it reaches the drop zone, it will discharge the golf balls into an underground holding area. An elevator takes the golf balls from underground to a collection point above.

With the proper investment in equipment, the range balls can be collected, elevated to a washer where they are cleaned, then automatically transported to the ball dispenser where the customer buys the range balls without a dime spent for labor.

The BallPicker uses conventional polyethylenediscs to pick up the golf balls. Operating in a random mode, the front wheels retract to ensure optimal collection. As it approaches obstacles in its path or the boundaries of the range, BallPicker lowers its wheels again in order to manoeuvre.
Robotic Ball Picker automatically picks up golf balls from the driving range

BALLPICKER Specifications

Maintenance capacity

5 – 7 acres

Working speed

3.25 feet per second

Collection system

20 polyethylene disks
   mounted on axle

Collection capacity

200-400 balls per trip
10,000-12,500 per day

Maxiumum slope

30%

Back wheel motor

24 Volts, 94 Watts

Weight

143 pounds

Length

53.1 in.

Height 

19.7 in.

Width

47.2 in.

Recharging station

30 Volts AC

Peripheral wire

0.5 Volts, 50mA

Battery

3 Nicd, 24 Volts

Consumption

100 w/h

 

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