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1. (WO2001005656) SAFE ARM ACTUATOR APPARATUS FOR BOMB RACKS

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/005656    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/019147
Publication Date: Fri Jan 26 00:59:59 CET 2001 International Filing Date: Fri Jul 14 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: E05B 47/00
Applicants: TRANSTECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
Inventors: REDAN, Joseph
Title: SAFE ARM ACTUATOR APPARATUS FOR BOMB RACKS
Abstract:
An apparatus (20) for actuating a locking mechanism for a bomb rack includes a motor armature and pinion assembly (44) mounted in a housing (27). The motor drives a gear which meshes with a toothed longitudinal rack (36) that extends out of the housing (22) to engage the locking mechanism of the bomb rack to release the lock to permit operation of the bomb rack. An electronic relay circuit (56) actuates the motor to control extension and retraction of the longitudinal rack (36). A detent mechanism (58) and rotatable member (64) coact to limit movement of the rack (36) into and out of the housing (22).