A locking assembly is a component of a locking mechanism. The locking assembly includes a spring 54 and a torsion or compression spring. The spring 54 compresses the pin 70 and retainer 52, and the pin 70 in turn forces the retainer 52 to move in a negative X direction.
The locking assembly consists of a base, a shaft body, and a set of capture portions, such as pins or indents. The set of capture portions applies a retention force and releases it in response to a torque applied to the shaft. The locking assembly is typically disposed at the end of a rotary shaft.
RINGFEDER(r) locking assemblies are designed to transmit axial, radial, and bending forces reliably. They offer a superior alternative to conventional connections and feature zero-backlash mechanical interference fits. These high-quality assemblies are available in a wide range of standard sizes. Custom designs are also possible.
The locking assembly 34 can be positioned in a variety of different applications. For example, the locking assembly can be used in a firearm to secure ammunition. In addition, the locking assembly can also be integrated into an electric motor. This motor can be used to control the orientation of the control surface member 24 once it is deployed. The detention mechanism helps prevent damage to the rotor when the user turns the rotor out of the locked position.