HIGH SECURITY, ROBUST LOCKING APPLICATIONS, BALL-DETENT LOCKING SOLENOIDS:
Edited by David Stockwell; Technical information provided by Roland Mueller & Simon Benik
BLOG 1 of this two-part series discussed the need for, and desired characteristics of a robust locking device, capable of providing a high hold force in a small package. It then went on to describe the capabilities of an Independent Locking-Receptacle, Ball-Detent Locking Solenoid for such applications.
BLOG 2 presents the Integrated Locking-Receptacle variant of the BDL-Solenoid, where the Locking-Receptacle is incorporated into the solenoid body and mechanism. To effect the locking function, this Locking-Receptacle must interface with an independent Ball-Shaft (Figure 1).