High-Force Locking Solenoids

Ball-Detent Solenoids: Locking Devices Simplified

The Challenge: Engineers often desire a device which can provide an electrically actuated, high-force locking function. Quickly, they run into challenges finding a locking solenoid that will provide the force needed, in a reasonable size, as well as one which can operate within the constraints of their system’s power supply. They also face many

Part Two: High Security, Robust Locking Applications, Ball-Detent Locking Solenoids (Patent Application No. 14592511)

HIGH SECURITY, ROBUST LOCKING APPLICATIONS, BALL-DETENT LOCKING SOLENOIDS: PART TWO 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

Part One: High Security, Robust Locking Applications, Ball-Detent Locking Solenoids (Patent Application No. 14592511)

HIGH SECURITY, ROBUST LOCKING APPLICATIONS, BALL-DETENT LOCKING SOLENOIDS: PART ONE Edited by David Stockwell; Technical information provided by Roland Mueller & Simon Benik The need often arises to find a device that can securely lock the door to a room, the door or drawers of a cabinet, or even to securely hold independent sections