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    Discussion in 'The main mechanical design forum' started by zaccutt, Feb 4, 2015.

    1. zaccutt

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      Hey guys, new to the forum here so hello!

      Right now I'm stuck trying to figure out what type of latch this is. I know I've used it before but after hours of Google searching I am no further ahead.

      Basically it's a cup on a lever that rotates around a boss 180 deg and when it gets to the final position it wedges up on itself therefore capturing the feature in all directions of movement. I can imagine it on machine doors or panels.

      I have searched everything, rotary cam lock, lever latch, compression latch, etc etc etc. Any leads would be greatly appreciated.

      Thanks

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    3. invincible

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      Is this something that you described?[​IMG]
       
    4. zaccutt

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      That is so damn close! And it could work well for my purposes. Do you have any idea the name or what this is used on?
       
    5. invincible

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      Well on the name part I have no clue :)
      But the idea of this latch comes from the Manual Lathe machine Gear changer unit (at least for me :p)
       

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