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PRODUCT FOCUS

IMPROVING ON "PERFECT"
AZTEC UPGRADE MAKES ANNEALER INDEPENDENT.
STORY AND PHOTOS BY ART MERRILL, FIELD EDITOR

H

ow do you improve on something
that already has "perfect" in its
name? To Millennialize Mr. Robinson's
investment advice to Dustin Hoffman's
college-age character in the 1967 movie, "The
Graduate," "Software, my boy, software."
We shared the Annealing Made Perfect
machine with readers back in 2017. This
tabletop annealer has no open flame or heating
element; no moving parts; operates quickly,
annealing a case in about two seconds; and
it anneals cases with absolutely precise caseto-case consistency. It anneals so precisely
that users reference the AMP website library
for the case manufacturer's lot number of the
cartridge case they wish to anneal in order to
program their machine. AMP builds this library
from the sample cases sent by users to the
company in New Zealand, analyzes the sample
cases at no charge and informs the user via
email the programing code number to enter
into the machine to precisely anneal the cases
from that lot.

AZTEC FOR AMP
New software from AMP, which the company
calls AZTEC, eliminates the time consumed
by international shipping and individual
analysis. With AZTEC the machine itself
analyzes the brass case and generates a
program code number for proper annealing.

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JULY 2020 | SSUSA.ORG

The AMP brass case annealer is now home-programmable.

Analysis requires the machine to destroy one
"sacrificial" case, but that's a lot cheaper than
international shipping. New Mark II model
AMPs come with AZTEC installed; those who
own the earlier Mark I model can download
AZTEC from the AMP website.
Downloading AZTEC is not free, though AMP
still does not charge for analyzing cases sent to
their lab in New Zealand. Cost of the software
upgrade for Mark I AMP annealers is $195;
upon online payment, AMP provides the user
instructions on how to download the software
into the machine.


https://www.ssusa.org/articles/2017/10/19/annealing-made-simple-tabletop-no-heat-case-annealing-with-amp https://www.ampannealing.com/settings/ http://www.SSUSA.ORG

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