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Locating Pins with lock

Locating Pins with lock

RE: Locating Pins with lock

" ......lock a test fixture in place once it mates ."

What "tests" are the test fixture and the items being "tested" subjected to once it mates and "locks"?

RE: Locating Pins with lock

End of line functionality tests for lighting control products. The fixture stimulates the device to validate the output, low or high voltage signals.

RE: Locating Pins with lock

None of the Carr-Lane products will suit your needs?

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Virtuoso Robotics Engineering

RE: Locating Pins with lock

Automotive hood latch?

The problem with sloppy work is that the supply FAR EXCEEDS the demand

RE: Locating Pins with lock

I have seen ball lock pins used with cable releases.
In this way you can lock or release multiple pins at once.

Or you could look at hydraulic locks.

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RE: Locating Pins with lock

All good ideas, I have looked into them, but I was trying to do this as non-invasive as possible.
I was tasked to implement a solution for engaging two mass interconnect modules together that don't have a positive locking mechanism by sliding the fixture into the test station and fixing it into place. As long as the two interconnects make a connection and it is fixed into place, it was OK. So I developed a sliding mechanism the will allow different size fixtures (with the same interconnect modules) to be placed on a sliding platform with two different foot patterns (large or small fixtures). This is locked in place by using two guide carriages with locking levers (from McMaster). Now they want a "latch" to make sure this sliding platform fully engages the two mass interconnect modules.

Attached is the full slide interface.

The blue plate slides and the green plate is where the interface goes bolted on.
The second file are the two mass interconnect modules we are using.

I was trying to avoid putting anything on the surface of the sliding platform but I might have to throw that out the window, unless there's something that might fit between the two metal plates (grey and blue), which is roughly .9 inches.

RE: Locating Pins with lock

A vacuum chuck would work.

RE: Locating Pins with lock

Toggle clamps?

RE: Locating Pins with lock

We have used these latches from Southco before on sliding drawers with good results. They would fit between your grey and blue plates and would only require an angle bracket for mounting the keeper. Or the keeper could be mounted straight to your green part.


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