Glossary of Terms
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30g Thirty times the force of gravity. This is the value that the the door hardware system (To comply with FMVSS 206) must assure that in the fully latched position, when evaluated by calculation, must remain in the fully latched position when subjected to an inertia load of 30g in any direction.

6 Lobe The 6 Lobe drive detail is an efficient screw drive that has more resistance to cam out and can be used with power drivers enabling faster use and higher torque available. (Note: CAMCAR-Textron markets this design as a Torx® Recess drive)

A

Accessories Supplemental components that are used with and enhance the function of the product or enable multiple products to function together.

Actuation The movement of the handle or latch portion that provides the unlock or unlatch function.

Actuation: Direct Release The movement of the handle or latch portion that provides the unlock or unlatch function directly at the mechanism.

Actuation: Remote Release The movement of the handle or latch portion that provides the unlock or unlatch function remotely through rods or a connecting linkage.

Actuator The component of the handle or latch that provides the unlock or unlatch function. (EX. Trip lever or pivot plate)

Adaptable Able to adjust easily to new conditions.

Adhesion Having the ability to stick firmly to something.

Adjustable 1) Having the ability to adapt to varying thickness. 2) The ability to move the relative positions between mating components or products.

Adjustable Rods The ability of the rods to be adjusted to varying lengths. See also rod collars and turnbuckles.

Allowable Travel The maximum travel that is allowed by the function.

Anti-Spin Washer A component (washer) that opposes or restricts possible rotation of the hardware.

Application The specific use that the hardware was designed. Also, the method of applying or using the hardware with other compatible components.

Assembly To put together components to make a finished product.

ASSY Assembly

ASTM (organization) American Society for Testing Materials

Audio able to be detected by sound

Automotive Styling Styling or aesthetics that is similar to present automotive practice.

Axle A component of a rotary latch that provides the bearing surface of the rotating rotor/catch and latch mounting. (Mounting: Through Latch)

B

Backlight light that illuminates the subject from behind

Back Loaded Lock Cylinder A lock cylinder that mounts from the back of the escutcheon providing greater resistance from water and dust entry around the perimeter of the lock.

Back Plate The back case half of a latch that usually has a tab for the trip lever or actuator. See also case halves or plate.

Bail Style A semi-circular handle.

Backset The distance from the edge of the door to the center of the opening where the security lock installs.

Base A main supporting component usually used to mount the hardware.

Bayonet style latch uses a tapered pin that is engaged into a receiver.

Bear Claw Latch A latch that has two rotating members to secure the door. Also called clam latch and two rotor latch.

Bellcrank A system of interconnected components used to transmit motion and force.

Bezel A term used to describe an outer trim component or cover/surround.

BFF Buffed

Blind Mount Mounting in which the fasteners are on the backside of the hardware and are not visible on the front side. Also called reverse mount.

BLK Black

BTX Black textured paint

Built-in Deadbolt A bolt that extends into the door jam, is not susceptible to unauthorized retraction by end pressure, and is usually activated by a key or turn knob.

C

Cable A flexible connecting element used to transmit actuating/operating force between handles, linkages and latches.

CAD Computer-Aided Design

Cage Nut A captivating nut with allowance to float for adjustment purposes.

Cam A flat component that attaches to the back of a lock or lock cylinder and is rotated to block or restrict the movement of a component/door.

Capacitive Sensor is a proximity sensor that detects nearby objects by their effect on the electrical field created by the sensor. When a conductor, such as a human finger, touches or comes into the field, a capacitor is energized and signals an action to be taken. Applications range from smart phones touchscreens and tablets to Passive Keyless Entry systems.

Capscrew A type of fastener (bolt) with a head that may be hexagonal, oval or round

CARC Paint Chemical Agent Resistant Coating. Typical on all combat, combat support, and combat service support equipment. Available from TriMark in a tan or green colors and meets Military Specification

Case Halves A component of a latch that forms the outside case.

Case Hardened A type of heat treat process that affects the surface hardness of a metal part.

Cass Test Standard test method for Copper-Accelerated Acetic Acid-Salt Spray (Fog) Testing (CASS Test). Reference ASTM B368 - this test method is used to simulate and evaluate the corrosive performance of decorative copper/nickel/chromium or nickel/chromium coatings on steel, zinc alloys, aluminum alloys, and plastics designed for severe service.

Catalog Number A part number assigned to the finished goods that has a significant code built-in that defines the product and it's features.

Catch A component of a latch that can be caused to engage the teeth or detents of the rotor and to inhibit relative motion between the two parts except in one direction. Also called a pawl.

Center of Gravity The point at which the total mass of a component or system is assumed to be centered or neutral for external forces.

Centerline The center of a mechanism, mounting location, fasteners or rotation of a component.

CG Center of gravity

Circuit Board (PCB) - mechanically supports and electrically connects electronic components. Consisting of a board base that is non-conductive material with conductive lines printed or etched on 1 or 2 sides or multilayer. Electronic components are mounted on the board and the traces connect the components together to form a working circuit or assembly. Electronic components are either mounted via SMD (surface-mount) or through-hole methods.

CL Center line

Clam Latch A latch that has two rotating members to secure the door. Also called bear claw latch and two rotor latch.

Clutching Mechanism The use of a power door lock actuator with a clutching mechanism allows the unit to maximize the power transfer and reduces the load required to manually operate the unit with key.

CNC Copper-nickel chrome

CNNC Copper-nickel nickel chrome (duplex nickel)

Coaxial Mount The Coaxial Mount Actuator for rotary latches is designed for maximum support and combines the standard mount with a second pivot at the bottom of the back plate.

Code a system of symbols, numbers, or signals that conveys information to a computer.

Code-hoppingAn RF security feature where the authorization code for a particular fob transmitter is changed with each use. This keeps a potential thief from recording an RF signal and playing it back later to gain access to a locked vehicle.

Coefficient of friction Theratio of the force required to make two surfaces slide over each other. A low number equals low resistance and smooth operation.

Collar An accessory that provides attachment and adjustability for the length of the rod. Also called a rod collar

Component An individual part or element of an assembly.

Compression Spring A type of a spring that applies a resistive force as it is compressed

Concealed Installation Installation where the hardware is hidden from view.

Connecting rod A rod that links or joins 2 separate elements for the purpose of transmitting force and motion. Also called a rod.

Connectivity the ability to communicate with another system or piece of hardware or software

CONV Conventional

Corrosion Resistance The ability to resist discoloration or destruction by chemical action.

CRS Cold rolled steel

Cutout Suggested layout of mounting holes and opening in the door or panel required for proper installation.

CWH Colonial white

D

DC Die cast

DCF  Door Closing Force

Deadbolt A bolt that extends into the door jam, is not susceptible to unauthorized retraction by end pressure, and is usually activated by a key or turn knob.

Deadbolt Latch A lock bolt that extends into the door jam, is not susceptible to unauthorized retraction by end pressure, and is usually activated by a key or turn knob.

DEG Degree

Detent A preset internal positioning feature that provides for a incremental holding or locating function.

Die Casting A manufacturing process in which molten metal (zinc) is forced under pressure into a water cooled mold.

Direct Release Actuation The movement of the handle or latch portion that provides the unlock or unlatch function directly at the mechanism.

Discrete a function or electrical element that is completely separate and unconnected. The discrete keypad does not have onboard relays

Door Camber A slight outward curve in the door designed to compensate for the overall length of the door and maintain door seal pressure at the top and bottom of the door.

Door Closing Force The force required to shut a door completely. When using a latch or plunger hardware in a door, this would be the point at which the striker or plunger engages into the primary position of the latch or strike plate.

Door Seal Pressure The load imparted on the door latch caused by the door gaskets, seals, strike adjustment, and door chamber.

Door Thickness Door thickness dimension at the hardware location for mounting and installation.

Door Thickness Range The minimum/maximum door thickness allowable for mounting and installation of the hardware.

Door Tube Tubing mounted on the inside of a cab door that provides structure and serves as a handrail to open/close the door.

Door Weight The static weight of the entire door including structure, glass, hardware, etc.

Drive Bar A component of a handle used to transmit torque. Usually square in cross-section.

Drive Bar Receiver A component that accepts a handle with a square drive bar.

Dust Shutter A sliding or pivoting cover of the lock cylinder intended to restrict dust or water entry into the lock. Also called shuttered keyway.

Duty The work capability of the hardware to perform under certain conditions.

DVGY Dark grey

E

e-ASK (Electronic Access and Security Keyless-entry) are systems that provide the integration of keyless entry electrical products into TriMark products via a standard remote radio frequency (RF) transmitter fob (e-FOB) or mounted keypads (e-PAD).

EEC INTEREUROPE (Regulations) European Economic Community

EEC INTEREUROPE Vehicular Door Directive for Doors, Locks and Hinges Annex ll specifies requirements for door locks and door retention components including latches, hinges and other supporting means, to minimize the likelihood of occupants being thrown from the vehicle as a result of impact.

e-FOB is the RF transmitter/receiver for e-ASK system. It provides automotive convenience in a cost-effective, simple and integrated system.

Electrostatically Applied A painting process where the coating is attracted to the surface to be covered using electrostatic charges.

Enclosure A type of cabinet that provides for secured storage.

Environmental Possible conditions of the application to be considered (i.e. corrosion, dust, moisture/humidity, temperature, acid wash, and UV.)

e-PAD is the keypad utilized on the e-ASK system. The user-friendly keypad system provides true keyless entry as well as visual, audible and tactile feedback.

Ergonomic Designed for ease of use.

Escutcheon A protective plate that surrounds the key lock portion of the handle and can also be used to mount the hardware. Also called a base.

EXT Extension

Extension Spring A type of a spring that applies a resistive force as it is extended. Commonly used to move or return a component.

F

FCC Federal Communications Commission

Federal Communication Commission the federal agency that oversees radio, television, and telecommunications in the United States.

Finger Access The allowable finger opening to operate a device.

Finger Clearance The measurement of allowable clearance for finger/hand access.

Finish The supplemental or final coating applied to provide protection from corrosion and to enhance the products appearance

Fixed Handle A handle that is fixed or secured and does not move. (I.E. assist handle or grab handle)

Flange The flat edge of a housing that is used to mount against the door/panel.

Float The term used to define the ability to move freely within a constrained area and is used to provide adjustability

Floating Strike Latch A rotary latch that has a vertical clearance pawl. Also called a VCP latch.

Flush Not extending beyond the surface of the door or mounting panel

Flush Mount Mounting in which the hardware does not appreciably extend beyond the surface of the door.

FMVSS (standards) Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards

FMVSS 206 (standard) Door locks and door retention components - Passenger Cars, Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles, and Trucks. Requires locking systems and specifies load requirements for door latches and door hinge systems to minimize the probability of occupants being thrown from the vehicle as a result of forces encountered in vehicle impact. The design and testing requirements of the FMVSS 206 safety standard require a primary and secondary latching position and must withstand transverse and longitudinal load forces and inertial forces without opening

FMVSS 302 (standard) Flammability of Interior Materials - Passenger Cars, Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles, Trucks and Buses. This standard specifies burn resistance requirements for materials used in the occupant compartment of motor vehicles in order to reduce deaths and injuries caused by vehicle fires.

Formed Tubing Tubing mounted on the inside of a cab door that has a formed detail such as a S bend.

Four-Point Actuation The movement of the handle or latch portion that provides the unlock or unlatch function at multiple points.

Free Float The ability of a mechanism to operate freely or disengage when locked.

Free Travel Movement without any contact within the mechanism. In the context of locking, the ability of a mechanism to operate freely or disengage when locked.

Frictionless Defines a smooth function that is absent of friction.

Front Plate The front case half of a latch that is usually flat. See also case halves or plate.

Full Gloved Hand Clearance The width and height of the opening of the handle allows for a large size gloved hand to enter and operate the product.

Fully Latched Position The attitude that exists between the latch and striker when the door is securely positioned in the fully closed position. Also called the primary latched position.

G

g Symbol for the force of gravity.

Gasket A strip, sheet or ring of rubber or other type of sealing material, that when used under pressure, will prohibit the entry of water, dust, etc.

Gravity The mutual force of attraction that the earth has on all things that have mass.

H

Hand Grip A component that covers a handle and makes it easier to hold or operate.

Handing Defines right or left-handed orientation of the hardware.

Handle: Fixed A handle that is fixed or secured and does not move. (I.E. assist handle or grab handle)

Handle: Paddle A handle that has a flat flip-out handle feature for actuation.

Handle: Pop-Up T A "T" shaped handle that stores in a low profile state and extends (pops-up) when activated.

Handle: Pull Type A handle that has a lever that is pulled outward to actuate.

Handle: Push Button A handle that has a button that is pushed with the thumb to actuate.

Handle: Rotating L A handle having an "L" shaped configuration that rotates about the centerline.

Handle: Rotating T A handle having a "T" shaped configuration that rotates about the centerline.

HD  Heavy duty

HDL Handle

Heat Treat A controlled process for hardening metal by alternately heating and cooling it.

Hex Nut A hexagon shaped nut.

Hinge A flexible device permitting pivoting movement of a door or lid.

Hinge: Strap A hinge with a long, narrow strap that fastens to the door/panel.

Hook A component of a latch that allows for slam action function.

Horizontal Parallel to the horizon. Usually refers to the hardware orientation or mounting designation.

Housing The body portion of a paddle handle that holds the paddle and other internal components.

Housing: Flange The flat edge of a housing that is used to mount against the door/panel.

HSG Housing

HSLA High strength low alloy

I

Inertia Resistance to motion, movement, travel or release of a mechanism.

Inertial Analysis A mathematical analysis conducted on the system component parts to determine the ability of the vehicle latch system to resist inertial loading.

Infiltration Allowing dirt and water to enter into something.

Injection Molding A manufacturing process in which a heated material (thermoplastic) is forced under pressure into a water cooled mold.

Input power, electrical energy, or an electric signal that enters a device and is usually recovered in the form of work or some other output effect

Inside Release Mechanism on the inside of a door that allows the door to be operated.

Installation The means by which a product is affixed or attached to the door, frame or panel

Integrated To combine functions into one mechanism or unit.

Integrated Handle Having the combined function of a handle.

Integrated Latch Having the combined function of a latch.

Interchangeable Allows for the interchange or switching of products or components.

I/O module input/output module utilized on the 500-1000 e-ASK System. Includes onboard relays.

Item Number See TriMark number

J

J839 (specification) SAE: Passenger Car Side Door Systems.

K

KA Keyed alike

Keeper The part of a locking arrangement that receives the plunger bolt. Also called a strike.

Key Cylinder A key operated mechanism used to secure the mechanism. Also called lock cylinder.

Keycode The number or designation assigned to a specific key configuration.

Keyed Alike A group of products that all operate with the same key.

Keyed Random A group of products that are keyed with a series of keys.

KeyOne  A single-key system for the operation of multiple onboard locking hardware. The key cylinders, all with the same key code, are installed as the last step by the final stage manufacturer.

KeyOne Plus A single-key system for the operation of multiple onboard locking hardware. The key cylinders, all with the same key code, are installed as the last step by the final stage manufacturer. KeyOne Plus utilizes a reversible key and has a larger diameter body for enhanced security.

Keyway The opening in a lock cylinder into which the key is inserted.

kgf kilogram-force.

Knob A projecting component that is attached to the latch, handle or linkage which helps facilitate the operation of the hardware.

Knurled A series of ridges that runs along the edge of a component that makes it easier to grip

KR Keyed random

L

L-Handle See Handle: rotating L

Latch A mechanical device used to position the door in a closed state relative to the vehicle body with provisions for controlled release or operation.

Latch: Deadbolt A lock bolt that extends into the door jam, is not susceptible to unauthorized retraction by end pressure, and is usually activated by a key or turn knob.

Latch: Overcenter A latch that secures by having a member travel beyond center.

Latch: Pin Type A latch that has a cylindrical pin that is captivated into a strike detail.

Latch: Rotary A latch that has one or more rotating members to secure the door.

Latch: Sliding Bolt A latch that allows for the closing or slamming of the door to close.

Latching Position: Primary The attitude that exists between the latch and striker when the door is securely positioned in the fully closed position. Also called the fully latched position.

Latching Position: Secondary The attitude that exists between the latch and striker when the latch holds the door in a position less than fully closed. Also called the secondary catch.

Latching: Positive A term used to describe a very distinct latching function.

LD Light duty

LGB Low gloss black

LH Left hand

Lift blocks replaceable steel inserts that contact the “Slam Cam” that is designed to lift and assist the closing of heavy doors and compensates for door sag. This is an option for select TriMark Rotary Latches.

LKG  Locking

Linkage A system of interconnected components used to transmit motion and force.

Linkage Release Effort The amount of effort it takes to operate the linkage.

Lock To secure or make rigid, immovable or inoperable.

Lock Cylinder A key operated mechanism used to secure the mechanism.

Lock Knob The actuating component that provides the locking function.

Lock Lever The actuating component that provides the locking function.

Lock Plug See lock cylinder

Locking Built-in lock feature that provides for security. A key is required to lock/unlock the mechanism.

Logic A system of interconnected components used to transmit motion and force and provide discrete locking functions.

Longitudinal  Direction of travel perpendicular to the face of the latch.

LTAS Long-Term Armor Strategy

LTCH Latch

Lubrication To reduce friction by applying a grease or coating on moving parts.

LVGY Light grey

M

Machine Screw A slotted or hexagonal-headed screw with a standardized thread used to fasten parts together.

Magni Coating. Designed for use on fasteners, stampings and other types of hardware. Providing exceptional corrosion resistance, the coating is chromium-free and is available from TriMark in tan, grey or black.

Master Keyed A key capable of operating several different locks, each lock being operated by its own change key.

Material The base (primary) material used in the product.

MD Medium duty

Mechatronics The integration of mechanical and electrical functions into a product or system. It relates to the design of systems, devices and products aimed at achieving an optimal balance between basic mechanical structure and electronics control and interface and can include elements such as sensors, actuators, power electronics, hardware interfacing and embedded software.

MGB Medium gloss black

Mil-Spec A United States defense standard used to help achieve standardization objectives by the U.S. Department of Defense. Also called Mil-Std

Misalignment Having incorrect alignment between mating components, features or products within a system.

MK Master keyed

MNT Mount

Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Standard) Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations for Transport Canada.

Mounting A means of securing the hardware to the door or panel.

Mounting Bosses A detail provided in the housing that a screw is threaded into to facilitate fastening/mounting.

Mounting: Back to Back Refers to the placing of the door between the inner and outer housings with mounting fasteners that squeeze or compress the door. Also known as Sandwich Mount and Through Latch Mounting.

Mounting: Base A type of mounting arrangement where the base component attaches to the door/panel (L-shaped).

Mounting Configuration The way the mounting details are arranged to facilitate installation.

Mounting: Flush Mounting in which the hardware does not applicability extend beyond the surface of the door.

Mounting: Surface Mounting in which the hardware is attached to and extends beyond the surface of the door.

Mounting: Through Latch A type of mounting arrangement where the fasteners thread through the latch (axles). Also known as Sandwich Mount and Back to Back Mounting.

Multiplex a transmission system that carries two or more individual channels over a single communication path

Mushroom Window Fixing A type of mounting for hardware on glass doors and windows.

MUX a device for sending several data streams down a communications line and for splitting a received multiple stream into components. Abbreviation for a system that uses multiplex communication.

N

N/A Not applicable

NF No finish

NH Non-handed

NLKG Non-locking

NMK Non-master keyed

Neoprene closed cell foam A synthetic rubber used as a gasket material. The physical properties are similar to natural rubber but with better resistance to oil, ozone, heat, weather, and aging.

Nitrotec A patented surface engineering process for the treatment of steel for the purpose of additional strength, wear and corrosion resistance.

Non-Corrosive A material that does not support corrosion.

Non-Locking A mechanism that does not have the ability to be locked or secured.

Non-Metallic A product of component that is not made of a metal material.

Nose Configuration The profile of the plunger bolt end (nose).

O

O Ring A circular gasket that is used for sealing against the entry of water, dust,etc.

Off-board denotes that elements of the electrical system are separately mounted

Off-Highway An application that is designed to be used off public roads.

Oil Impregnated A type of lubrication that penetrates the porous material of the component.

On-board a panel on which the controls of a piece of electrical equipment are mounted

On-Highway An application that is designed to be used on public roads.

Orientation A term used to describe the positioning or direction of a component or feature.

Output energy or power produced by a system

Oven-Cured Dry Lubricant A surface applied lubricant that is baked-on for durability.

Overcenter Latch A latch that secures by having a member travels beyond center.

Overload Protected Motor Overload protection is intended to protect motors against excessive heating due to extreme motor assegai. This condition is caused by rapid and frequent operations or sustained activation, which can cause premature motor failing or motor seizing.

Override The ability of a linkage to cancel or change a specific function (I.E. locking)

P

Paddle Axle A component of a paddle that provides a pivoting or rotating action.

Paddle Handle A handle that has a flat flip-out handle feature for actuation.

Padlock Hasp A loop that extends through a slot that can be locked and secured with a padlock.

Padlockable Able to be locked or secured by use of a padlock.

Parkerized A trade name for phosphate deposition coating. Usually black in color provides good protection against corrosion and abrasion.

Passive Keyless Entry A remote control for a keyless entry system allows users to gain entry into their locked vehicle without having to take the car key out of your pocket, having to use a mechanical key or press a button on a handheld key FOB. This is accomplished via secure, wireless authentication and functions as long as the authenticated FOB is in possession of the user attempting to gain access to the vehicle

Pawl A member of a latch that can be caused to engage the abutments of the rotor and to inhibit relative motion between the two parts except in one direction. Also called a catch.

PC Board – (PCB) mechanically supports and electrically connects electronic components. Consisting of a board base that is non-conductive material with conductive lines printed or etched on 1 or 2 sides or multilayer. Electronic components are mounted on the board and the traces connect the components together to form a working circuit or assembly. Electronic components are either mounted via SMD (surface-mount) or through-hole methods.

PCB – Printed Circuit Board mechanically supports and electrically connects electronic components. Consisting of a board base that is non-conductive material with conductive lines printed or etched on 1 or 2 sides or multilayer. Electronic components are mounted on the board and the traces connect the components together to form a working circuit or assembly. Electronic components are either mounted via SMD (surface-mount) or through-hole methods.

PDL Paddle

Pin Type Latch A latch that has a cylindrical pin that is captivated into a strike detail.

Pivot Arm A component that provides a pivoting or rotating action.

Pivoting Catch A catch that also rotates or swings.

Pivot Components A component that provides a pivoting or rotating action.

PKE Passive Keyless Entry A remote control for a keyless entry system allows users to gain entry into their locked vehicle without having to take the car key out of your pocket, having to use a mechanical key or press a button on a handheld key fOB. This is accomplished via secure, wireless authentication and functions as long as the authenticated FOB is in possession of the user attempting to gain access to the vehicle.

PL Plated

Plate The main body or case halves of a latch that provides the structural strength.

Platform Number See product code

Plunger A sliding member of a latch that provides for retention of a strike.

Plunger Bolt Latch A latch that allows for the closing or slamming of the door to close.

P/M Powder metals

PNT Paint

Pop Rivets A type of rivet that is installed with a tool that pulls a mandrel through the rivet body performing the riveting function and then snaps off giving a "popping sound".

Pop-Up T Handle A T shaped handle that stores in a low profile state and extends (pops-up) when activated.

Positive Latching A term used to describe a very distinct latching function.

Potting Potting is commonly used in the final assembly of printed circuit boards (PCB) and is achieved by encasing an entire electronics assembly or portion of an assembly in a liquid resin compound. The encapsulation of the circuit board serves to protect the electronics assembly from shock, vibration and insulation as well as environmental factors such as moisture, dirt and corrosion. Common materials used are epoxies, silicones and polyurethanes ensuring reliable, long term protection and performance.

Power Lock Having the ability to lock and unlock with an electric motor or actuator.

Pressure sensitive adhesive The combination of a pressure sensitive adhesive and a removable backing used on the back of gaskets. It allows the gasket to firmly adhere to a variety of surfaces to facilitate mounting and sealing.

Primary Latching Position The attitude that exists between the latch and striker when the door is securely positioned in the fully closed position. Also called the fully latched position.

Printed Circuit Board – (PCB) mechanically supports and electrically connects electronic components. Consisting of a board base that is non-conductive material with conductive lines printed or etched on 1 or 2 sides or multilayer. Electronic components are mounted on the board and the traces connect the components together to form a working circuit or assembly. Electronic components are either mounted via SMD (surface-mount) or through-hole methods.

Product Code TriMark's identification of the family of products that it offers. The first 2 or 3 characters define the product classification and the next 3 or 4 characters define the product platform.(I.E. 50-100, 050-0100 2 rotor latch)

PT Point

PTC overload this is a Positive Temperature Coefficient thermistor that is used to protect an electric motor against excessive heating

Pull Type Handle A handle that has a lever that is pulled outward to actuate.

Push Button Handle A handle that has a button that is pushed with the thumb to actuate.

PWH Pure white

PWR Power

PWRLK Power lock

Q

R

Radio Frequency any of the frequencies of electromagnetic radiation including those used for radio and television transmission. The FCC has defined RF ranges that can be used for wireless applications.

Receiver an electrical device that receives and converts electronic signals into functions

Recess An indentation into the housing.

Relay an electronic or electromechanical switching device, typically operated by a low voltage that controls a higher-voltage circuit and turns it on or off

Release The point that the mechanism is able to go from the secured or captivated state to released or free state

Release Effort The amount of effort it takes to operate the hardware from "closed to open" or "latched to unlatched" positions.

Remote Release Actuation The movement of the handle or latch portion that provides the unlock or unlatch function remotely through rods or a connecting linkage.

Replaceable See serviceable

Retaining nut Hex shaped fastener designed to keep or hold something in place or position

Retrofitable The ability to replace an existing product with new.

Reverse Mount See blind mount

Reverse Plunger A sliding member of a latch that provides for retention of a strike in the opposite or reverse orientation. This option allows a door to swing inward as opposed to the conventional outward direction.


Reversible
 A lock in which the key can be inserted in either orientation/direction.

Reversible Key A key that allows entry into the lock cylinder in any orientation.

RF Radio Frequency

RH Right hand

Rigid A nonfunctional or immovable component.

Rivet To fasten, secure or mount with a rivet.

RKE Remote Keyless Entry A remote control for a keyless entry system that utilizes radio frequency communication between the FOB transmitter and a receiver- pressing a button on the FOB unlocks all of the vehicle doors, another button locks the vehicle. A keyless entry system is an electronic lock that controls access to vehicle without having to use a traditional mechanical key.

RLSE Release

Rod Clips A rod accessory that provides an attachment of rods to the hardware.

Rod Collar A rod accessory that provides adjustability for the length of the rod.

Rods A connecting element used to transmit actuating/operating force between handles, linkages and latches.

RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS) is the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment and applies to any covered EEE product put on the market in the EU on or after July 1, 2006. This directive restricts (with exceptions) the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment; Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd), Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+), Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE)

Roll Pin A mechanical fastener that is used to secure one part to another by pressing the roll pin into a hole.

Rotary Latch A latch that has one or more rotating members to secure the door.

Rotating Catch A latch that has a component that rotates to captivate a strike. Also called a hook.

Rotating L Handle A handle having an L shaped configuration that rotates about the centerline.

Rotating T Handle A handle having a T shaped configuration that rotates about the centerline.

Rotor The rotating or sliding member of a latch which engages and restrains the latch to the striker

Rotor Catch See latch pawl

S

SAE (organization) Society of Automotive Engineers

SAE J839 (specification) Passenger Car Side Door Systems. This standard establishes minimum performance requirements and test procedures for evaluating and testing Passenger Car Side Door Systems.

Sandwich Mount Refers to the placing of the door between the inner and outer housings with mounting fasteners that squeeze or compress the door. Also known as Back to Back Mounting and Through Latch Mounting

SBL Striker bolt load

Seal Pressure See Door seal pressure

Secondary Catch The attitude that exists between the latch and striker when the latch holds the door in a position less than fully closed. Also called the secondary latching position.

Secondary Latching Position The attitude that exists between the latch and striker when the latch holds the door in a position less than fully closed. Also called the secondary catch.

Self-Tapping Used to describe a screw that cuts a thread for itself when it is screwed into a hole in metal, zinc or plastic.

Serviceable The ability to replace or service a component

Setscrew A mechanical fastener used to secure one part of a mechanism to another.

Shims A thin piece used to fill a space or move a surface by incremental amounts.

Shock Loads a sudden and violent impact such as a door opening and closing.

Shroud a rubber component in the 130-0100 Door Hold Open that protects the striker/receiver and also serves as a shock absorber.

Shuttered Keyway A sliding or pivoting cover of the lock cylinder intended to restrict dust or water entry into the lock. Also called a dust shutter.

Single Bit A key that can be inserted one way only into the lock cylinder.

Single Point Actuation The movement of the handle or latch portion that provides the unlock or unlatch function at a single point.

Slam Action A function that allows for the closing or slamming of the door to close. Also called a hook, pivoting catch, and rotating catch.

Slam Cam a patented rotating element that is attached to a striker plate that contacts the lift blocks mounted on select TriMark Rotary Latches that are designed to lift and assist the closing of heavy doors and compensates for door sag

Slam Latch A latch that allows for the closing or slamming of the door to close. Also called a hook, pivoting catch, and rotating catch.

Sliding Bolt Latch A latch that allows for the closing or slamming of the door to close. Also called a plunger bolt latch.

Spacers A part inserted between two components to keep them separate.

Spring Washer A flat spring designed to provide a compression force to eliminate rattle and take-up tolerance. Also called a wave washer.

SST/SS Stainless steel

Standard 206 (Standard) Canada's Motor Vehicle Safety Regulation for Door Locks and Door Retention components. Passenger Cars, Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles, and Trucks. Requires locking systems and specifies load requirements for door latches and door hinge systems to minimize the probability of occupants being thrown from the vehicle as a result of forces encountered in vehicle impact. The design and testing requirements of the Standard 206 requires a primary and secondary latching position and must withstand transverse and longitudinal load forces and inertial forces without opening.

Standard Mount The standard mount actuator for rotary latches features a formed tab on the back plate with a riveted shouldered axle through the actuator.

STD Standard

Straddle Mount The straddle mount actuator for rotary latches is designed for additional support and adds a top tab to the standard mount by extending the front plate, straddling the actuator with support.

Strike The part of a locking arrangement that receives the plunger bolt. Also called a keeper.

Strike Travel The amount of travel the strike is able to move within the latch confines.

Striker A component with which the latch engages on the opposing member of the body.

Striker Bolt A component with which the latch engages on the opposing member of the body.

Striker Bolt Load The load that is exerted on strike from latch when the door is fully closed and its perimeter gasket material is compressed.

STRT Straight

Support Ramp A rotary latch component that provides a ramp/lead-in for the striker.

Surface Installation Mounting in which the hardware is attached to and extends beyond the surface of the door. Same as surface mount.

Surface Mount Mounting in which the hardware is attached to and extends beyond the surface of the door.

Switch a mechanical or electronic device that opens, closes, or changes the connections in an electrical circuit, (e.g. one used to turn a light or function on or off)

System An assembly of components which work together to function as an entity

T

Tactile capable of being perceived by the sense of touch

T Handle A handle having a T shaped configuration.

Tensile Load The greatest longitudinal stress that a material can bear without tearing or pulling apart. Also called tensile strength.

Tensile Strength The greatest longitudinal stress that a material can bear without tearing or pulling apart. Also called tensile load.

Thermal Protection Some TriMark products have built-in thermal protection to prevent motor failing due to excessive heating from extreme usage such as rapid, frequent operations or sustained activation.

Thermoplastic elastomer/thermoplastic rubber-TPE/TPR A plastic material, which has many of the characteristics of rubber, as well as excellent electrical, mechanical, and chemical properties.

Thread Forming Used to describe a screw that rolls or forms a thread for itself when it is screwed into a hole in metal, zinc or plastic. Results in a clean, strong thread that does not leave any chips.

Threaded Insert Usually a steel or brass insert installed or molded into the housing to mount or fasten the product.

Three-Point Actuation The movement of the handle or latch portion that provides the unlock or unlatch function at multiple points.

Thrust Washer A component that prevents movement along the axis of a loaded shaft.

Tool Operated Refers to a lock cylinder/lock that requires a specific tool to mate with the fastener head to perform the lock/unlock function.

Torque The recommended load to be applied to the mounting hardware (fasteners, screws, nuts, etc.)

Torsion Spring A type of a spring that applies a force through a torsion or twisting motion to move or return a part or component.

TPE Thermoplastic elastomer

TPR Thermoplastic rubber

Transient emissions Transient emissions are unwanted fast, short duration and high voltage spikes in an electrical circuit. These can be harmful for some types of electronic devices and may cause unwanted function of the system.

Transmitter a piece of broadcasting equipment that generates a radio-frequency wave, modulates it so that it carries a meaningful signal, and sends it out from an antenna

Transverse Direction of travel in respect to the normal door opening.

Travel The movement of the actuator required to engage or lock the mechanism.

TriMark Number An insignificant part number assigned to the finished goods and components (12345-XX).

TriMount The product name given to the 040-0600 Push Button handle. Denotes the mounting pattern which is available in 3 configurations.

Trip Lever See Actuator

Turnbuckle A rod accessory that provides adjustability for the length of the rod.

Two Rotor Latch A latch that has two rotating members to secure the door. Also called clam latch and bear claw latch.

Two-Point Actuation The movement of the handle or latch portion that provides the unlock or unlatch function at multiple points.

Two-Stage Terminology used to describe a latch with two discrete latching positions (ie: primary/secondary).

U

Ultraviolet Radiation Radiation of this kind is a component of sunlight and is the kind of light that can weather products.

UNC (standard) Unified course threads.

Universal Application The ability of the hardware to function in most/all conditions or situations.

Universal Mounting A type of mounting detail that is adaptable or configurable to different dimensions.

UV Ultraviolet

V

Variable describes an electrical device that has a resistance that varies

VCP Latch A rotary latch that has a vertical clearance pawl. Also called a floating strike latch.

Vertical At a right angle to the horizon. Usually refers to the hardware orientation or mounting designation.

Vibration The measurement of the amount of mechanical motion that is continuously reversing (shake/rattle) that the application is subjected to under normal conditions.

Varistor a varistor is a surge protection device used in electronic devices and provide reliable and economical protection against high voltage transients and surges.

Visual relating to vision or sight

Volt the unit of electromotive force and electric potential difference equal to the difference between two points in a circuit carrying one ampere of current and dissipating one watt of power. Vehicular applications are 12V systems. 24V and 48V systems are coming into usage.

W

W/ With

Wireless using radio signals rather than wires

W/O Without

Water Resistance The ability of the hardware to resist water infiltration.

Wave Washer A flat spring designed to provide a compression force to eliminate rattle and take-up tolerance. Also called a spring washer.

Wiring connector an electrical connection that is joined or linked firmly together

X

Y

YCC Yellow chromate conversion

YCZ Yellow chromate-zinc plated

Z

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