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Ideas needed for a locking mechanism PLEASE :)

Question asked by Ksab Thomas in #Mechanical on Oct 4, 2019
Ksab Thomas
Ksab Thomas · Oct 4, 2019
Member of CrazyEngineers

Hello, I have been involved in developing an articulating tension tool for construction measurement, it holds cords at a tension between 10-60 newton meters. I need the pivoting corners to lock into place by pushing the frame flat and it needs to hold up to 60 newton meters safely and unlock easily (maybe by applying pressure to both solid corners and pressing a release button). The corner pieces are all machined delrin, and rails aluminum and hollow. Simple, strong, economic solutions are desired, all solutions are appreciated! 

My ideas have been around maybe a system involving springs and hooks on a cable fed through the rails for release?

Thank you!


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Ksab Thomas
Ksab Thomas · Oct 4, 2019
Member of CrazyEngineers

So I don't know how to insert the Inventor part files here


Ksab Thomas
Ksab Thomas · Oct 4, 2019
Member of CrazyEngineers

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