In order to make my new feed mechanism work as intended and eliminate the over-run of the feed gears we took this path. I had the mechanism running at full speed to fit into the 240 ms window. It's much faster than that. So, by slowing it down, lightening the gears and installing drag brakes the feed is consistent and accurate and on time
One of my less wise choices for employees cleaned me out of all my Aluminum, Brass and Copper cut-offs and old fixtures. The only thing I could find for the drag brake pads was a 1" Copper rod. We first tried Nylon and that was a dismal failure but the Copper works well. I use brass brake pads on a lot of other things but Copper is a first. Is there any reason that it won't behave?