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detent

[′dē‚tent]
(mechanical engineering)
A catch or lever in a mechanism which initiates or locks movement of a part, especially in escapement mechanisms.
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Detent Force It comprises neutral detent force, strut detent force and shifter-rail detent force.
where [[??].sub.u] is the Fourier representation of detent force [F.sub.u].
the power-training method monitors the development of detent, but also of the force and speed, using three main groups of exercises: with weights (dumb bells), medicine balls and acrobatic balls.
This model can be equipped with unidirectional or bidirection operation, an external mechanical switch and options such as friction hold and maintained center detent.
If a jam results in unacceptable load, the excessive torque causes the pawl to rotate out of its detent. The assembly is thereby disconnected from the outer drive housing and cuts power to the system to shut it down.
The available detent systems, full and limited, provide respective levels of engagement/disengagement forces.
Low detent torque suits it for microstep operation.
The motor itself has a skewed rotor like those found in inkjet printers which eliminates the detent torque that would coarsen the feel.
3 arresting wire and went out of detent. As the Hawkeye added power to get over the wire, the nosewheel ended up just sliding down the wire.
The cylinder is hand-rotated and employs a spring detent bolt to keep it indexed.
It is retained with a ball detent. There is a hemispherical hole in the op handle and a mating spring-loaded ball in the slide.
Inside the bottom of the mount is a spring-loaded detent that mates with the cross-slot of the pistol's accessory rail.