The Arens Q15 Series control mechanism has five main elements: a primary input lever, an actuating or output lever, two "scissor" locking shoe assemblies and a stationary quadrant. The function of the assembly is to allow unrestricted movement through the use of the input lever while preventing any movement by forces acting through the output lever.
NOTE: The Q15 Series requires input lever lost most motion of approximately 1/2¡ (or 0.010 inch at the adjustment screws) per side for positive locking. Adjustment may be required after an initial break-in period and, in some applications, throughout the unit's life.
Maximum operating load on output: 100 in/lbs
Maximum self-locking capacity: 200 in/lbs
Input lost motion: 1°
Output lost motion With no load: 0.5°
Input torque: 1.2 x output torque
Free running torque: 20 in/lbs