This section provides an overview for hammer locks as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 10 hammer lock manufacturers and their company rankings.
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A hammer lock is a type of stopper device. Normally, a stopper is attached to the caster, but some carts do not have a stopper. This device is used in place of a stopper on such carts and is often custom made. The hammer lock can be locked and unlocked by stepping on the lever with the foot.
Basically, the main body of the cart needs to be modified when installing a hammer lock, so it is treated as a custom-ordered product. Various types of hammer lock can be selected according to load conditions. Installation of this device improves the workability of caster stoppers. In addition, this device is also available in stainless steel for rust prevention and durability.
Hammer locks are used on carts and carriers that are not equipped with a stopper mechanism. By attaching external hammer locks to these carts, it is used in place of a stopper. The lock is located near the wheels of the cart and the operator can engage the lock with his or her foot.
While dollies are used on a daily basis at work sites, if a cart carrying a load starts moving on its own, it could lead to a major disaster. Therefore, the stopper mechanism of a cart can be said to be a necessity, and hammer locks are indispensable for carts that are not equipped with a stopper mechanism.
The following is an introduction to the locking mechanism of the hammer locks. When locked, the hammer locks raise the wheels of the cart slightly off the floor and grips the cart itself to the road surface to prevent it from moving. Since the lock is applied by this mechanism, when installing the equipment, it must be aligned with the proper mounting height position described in the specifications table. Also, depending on the mounting height of the casters, it may be necessary to prepare a pedestal for height adjustment on the underside of the truck bed.
When handling a cart equipped with hammer locks, care must be taken to avoid floor level differences. On such floors, the dolly and floor may interfere with each other and the lock may not work properly. Therefore, it is necessary to select equipment that is appropriate for the work environment. Note this equipment is not intended for lifting and must not be used in place of a jack. Also, because they are often made of rubber, grounding clips should not be attached to them, and they cannot be used to secure work platforms or steps.
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