Mark 7 auto drive
Mark 7 auto drive Overview
- Includes the Mark 7 Optical Decapping Sensor
- 4 user selectable speeds from 900 to 1,800 rounds per hour
- Includes pre-loaded 10″ High-Resolution computer tablet – no control boxes!
- Digital clutch – adjustable on the fly from 0 to 20
- Downloadable software upgrades for life
- Completely compatible with Mr. Bulletfeeder and GSI bullet feeders
- Loading press and bullet feeder not included
The Mark 7 goal is to duplicate the action of an experienced hand operator, but with the convenience and precision of very fine digital control. To do that Mark 7 developed a computer/electronics package that talks to the drive’s motor and monitors its performance in real-time. It is critical that the computer knows exactly where the tool head is at all times.
Deploying that technology provides Mark 7 users with controls not just to set clutch torque and nominal cycle speed, but also to vary press speed and dwell during different phases of the press stroke. One example of when this degree of control is valuable is the ability to adjust shell plate rotation speed when loading high powder fill rounds or ones with tippy bullets. Another example is the ability to increase bottom dwell when trimming brass. These are just some of the engineering features that differentiate the Mark 7 Autodrive and ones that no other manufacturer can claim. It is not current sensing, but torque sensing.
Just as an experienced hand operator can feel when there’s an impending press problem and potentially catch it before a serious powder spill, case, or primer jam, there’s an array of Mark 7 accessories to address similar issues. So what does all this technology do for throughput? It enables a Mark 7 user to keep their press running smoothly for the entire reloading session; and that’s the true measure of Rounds Per Hour – the true yield of your efforts.
Note: If you have an older 650 press please determine which platform assembly you have. If you have the older platform assembly please upgrade your unit to the more recent version which is Dillon Part # 22060