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Rapid release pins secured with a key

Even if pins appear simple at first glance, JW Winco has consistently demonstrated that this type of standard part can still be improved on in plenty of ways. For instance, the recently introduced versions GN 113.11 and GN 113.12 are ideal for narrow spaces thanks to the L-handle on one side. As usual, the two balls in the pin are unlocked by pressing the button in the handle.

The most recently added member of the rapid release pin family, type GN 314, eliminates the button. It retains the single-piece handle and integrates an extremely valuable feature for certain applications: It can be securely locked.

This function is especially important in safety-related applications since the lock prevents alternating temporary or permanent installations. Platforms, stands, projection walls at drive-in cinemas, speaker towers, and even production systems can be secured against manipulation with these lockable rapid release pins. Thanks to the variety of available dimensions with pin diameters from .31 in (8 mm) to .79 in (20 mm) and lengths up to 4.72 in (120 mm), GN 314 is suitable for almost any application that was previously difficult to secure. As always, JW Winco can also produce other dimensions to customer specifications.

The operation is easy to explain: Turning the key 180 degrees rotates a shaft, which turns a cam in the tip of the pin. This presses a pawl laterally out of the pin. Pulling out the key fixes the pawl in place and prevents unauthorized removal of the rapid release pin. Every pin is delivered with two keys.

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