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roboVinci
What is this mechanism called? Used in tablet stands. View All
I need to research this mechanism but I don't know what its called. Its function is to hold the linkage in place until a threshold force is applied. Sorry this description is terrible, perhaps the video can explain it better:

http://www.arkon.com/iPad_accessories/ipad-stand.html skip to 0:34

Thanks for any help with naming or references!

Cheers.


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Stephen.Lewis
It looks like a swivel joint to me, possibly operating on friction to hold it in place with an adjusting nut. I work with Hospital mounting systems that operate in a similar manner. See the link; Look at page 8.

5 years ago

Source: http://www.gcx.com/assets/documents/installation_guides/DU-WS-0001RevG.pdf


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DanEv
clutch hinge

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