Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the lead time on the AmmoBot Auto Drive?
    • ​Check the lead time on the AmmoBot product page.

 

  • What forms of payment do you take?
    • ​We take all major credit cards via PayPal and Shopify Payments.  We also take Money Orders, Cashier's Checks and Personal Checks.  All orders subject to our Terms and Conditions.

 

  • What models of Dillon presses will the AmmoBot work on?
    • We have models of our AmmoBot auto drive that will work with the RL1050, Super 1050, RL1100 and CP2000 presses.  We do not produce drives for any other manufacturer/press model.  We will not automate a Dillon 650XL.

 

  • What is the top speed of the AmmoBot?
    • The production version of the AmmoBot currently runs a top speed of just over 4,000 cycles per hour (CPH) depending on the model of press it is running on.  Please keep in mind that this is a running pace based upon the speed at which the AmmoBot cycles, and not a guarantee of how many rounds a particular machine can produce in a given hour.  Other speed rates available for the AmmoBot can be accessed through special startup procedures.  These startup procedures can be found in the Owner's Manual.

  

  • Will using this machine void my Dillon warranty?
    • ​The short answer is yes.  Dillon specifically states that adding any auto drive feature to their presses voids the warranty.  However, the commercial-grade Dillon presses only have a one year manufacturers warranty.  Also, because of the technologies used, the chance of press breakage is minimal.  We feel the gain in production rate, along with the reduction in possibility of a repetitive stress injury, far outweigh the risk of breakage.

 

  • Do you offer a warranty on your products?
    • ​Yes.  We offer a full, one year manufacturers warranty on all parts and materials.  If something breaks, we will send you a replacement free of charge.  If you want expedited shipping, it will be at your expense. Warranty claims are subject to our Terms and Conditions.

 

  • Some of your videos seem loud. How loud is the AmmoBot?
    • ​The newest version of the AmmoBot is the quietest yet.  Our new, bolt-together frame offers more noise reduction as well as our newer, quieter drive hardware available on all current versions of the AmmoBot Auto Drive.  

 

  • Why do you leave the arm in place, isn't it dangerous?
    • ​The arm is left in place purposefully.  Because we believe that simple is better, we do not use jog functionality to allow users to clear jams or set up the press.  The most dangerous part of the press is the part that does all the magic, the area surrounding the tool head.  We firmly believe that nobody should ever place any part of their body into the path of the press at any time while there is power applied to any mechanism that could cause the press to move.  We also have a Stub Handle for those that less of a chance for being struck by the handle.

 

  • So you want to leave the arm in place, can't you just design a detachable arm?
    • ​The Rev3 CP2000 and Rev3 RL1100 models will include a detachable handle.  Aftermarket kits are available to put a detachable handle on the RL1050 and Super 1050 model AmmoBot.


  • Can you run the AmmoBot to load ammo without a bullet feeding device?
    • ​No.  Never. Don't even think about it.  Putting any part of your body into a moving piece of machinery is stupid, plain and simple.  If you are even considering doing such a thing, please close your browser and step away from your computer.  Now.  If you want to see what happens when this kind of stupid takes place, please feel free to click this link.

 

  • How tall is the 1050 once it has been mounted on the AmmoBot frame?
    • ​The AmmoBot frame raises the press by approximately 6 inches.  That brings the total height of the 1050, once attached, to approximately 45".  
    • CP2000 and RL1100 presses are roughly 1" taller than the Super 1050.
    • The recommended space requirements are as follows: Height 4' 6", Width 2', Depth 3'.  Height dimensions may be tight for ceiling distance from the case feeder.  You may find that you need a little more clearance based upon your own experience.

 

  • What calibers can you run on the AmmoBot?
    • The AmmoBot system automates a Dillon 1050, 2000, or 1100 press. You can load any cartridge that can be produced on the press. The entire list can be found on Dillon's website by checking the caliber conversion kits for the press model of your choice.