Pinball Hexagonal Post Cable Restraint - V4
This component is designed specifically for the 6/32 hexagonal posts used in pinball machines targeting mainly Stern Pinball machines. Stern place these small hexagonal posts and spotlights above the slingshot area as well as other places. Wires can now pass these hexagonal posts being restrained neatly as opposed to the ugly cable ties.
The idea is to tidy up the pinball playfield visually removing the cables ties that have a untidy bulky zip fixture at one side from the view of players and spectators. The clamp is designed to be re-useable as they open up while fitted to slide in small wires as well as making it easy to quickly remove wires with out the need to cut and replace cable ties.
The restraint is slid over the post which may involve some small dis-assembly and re-assembly. The “V4 clamp” is designed to hold 1-4 of the stock fitted smaller gauge wires that are between 0.8mm to 1.5mm each in diameter - this gauge wire is commonly found on Stern Pinball Machines. The “V4 clamp” is designed to suit a 6/32 hexagonal post that measures 6.2mm across the flats. It has the sloped entry slot to better retain wires so they don’t slip out.
Since the clamp is designed to be opened ensure to chose a material type that has some flex rather than the rigid metal options so you can pass wires through the small gap. Lastly select a colour to represent the cable tie or start to colour coordinate your game.
This part has been proof tested on a Replicator 2, and quality will be better via the Shapeways Printing Process.