One of the simplest of lock
fastenings, a metal plate, the cam (or pawl), is fixed to the locks core and is
rotated as the key rotates.
This movement, typically
through 90 or 180 degrees is used to directly restrain movement of a door or
flap, control mechanical linkages or operate separately mounted switches. Choice
of the correct lock type is paramount. But correct installation is also
essential in reinforcing the locks own integral strength. The type of lock
required in invariably dictated by the space available and the loads imposed on
the locks. The most commonly used in industrial applications is the Camlock.