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Mechlok Mechanical Seat Recline Devices

P.L. Porter

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The rugged, durable Mechlok is an ideal mechanical lock for applications that require high reliability. The system stands up to the toughest usage conditions with minimal maintenance to deliver significant cost savings over the product life cycle.

 

These single mechanical locks have one maximum stroke setting that can lock at any position within the travel range and have positive locking capabilities in both directions. There are many sizes and strokes to suit all applications, with an upper axial load of 2,000 lbs.

 

Mechloks are available in a clamshell or a tubular design. The Mechlok is all-steel construction and available in a variety of finishes.

Features:

  • Infinite stroke adjustment
  • Linear positioning mechanical lock
  • Up to 2,000 lbs axial load
  • Positive locking in both directions
  • Compact packaging
  • Inline or offset mounting
  • Clamshell or tubular designs
  • Remote actuation
  • Sizes and strokes to suit most applications
  • Available with spring output force

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Performance Specification

  Clamshell Design Tubular Design
Friction Force* 4-8 in./lbs 4-8 in./lbs
Nominal Operating Load 200 lbs 200 lbs
Axial Load 1,200 lbs 2,000 lbs
Mounting Length Range† 6.0 - 18.0 in. 6.0 - 18.0 in.
Output Force 50 - 160 lbs 50 - 160 lbs
Min Compression Load* 1,000 lbs 700 lbs
Max Compression Load* 3,000 lbs 4,250 lbs
Min Tensile Load* 3,400 lbs 2,600 lbs
Max Tensile Load* 3,600 lbs 4,500 lbs
Lever Actuation Load 4 - 5 lbs 5 - 7 lbs
* Forces and loads vary according to customer specifications.
† Exact specifications configurable by customer.