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Plunger Detent Mechanism

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Plunger Detent Mechanism Design Equations and Calculator

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Plunger Detent Mechanism Design Equations and Calculator

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Plunger Detent Mechanism Design Equations

Holding Force:
R = P tan α.

For friction coefficient F at contact surface:
RF = P tan α F

Where:

R = Resultant Force (lbs-f, N)
RF = Resultant Force (lbs-f, N)
P = Plunger Force (lbs-f, N)
F =Friction Coefficient
α = angle (degrees)

Reference:
Handbook of Machining and Metal Working Calculations, Ron A. Walsh 2001

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