Solenoid Actuated Cam Locking Device
Original Publication Date: 1978-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20
This device provides an over-center-type latch actuated by a solenoid. The over-center-type action results from the design of the cam shown in Fig. 1. Cam 1 has two dwell regions. The operation of cam 1 is determined by the design and placement of the ratchet points 2a...2d in its internal operating surface. Cam 1 rotates about pivot point 3.