|Forum topic by woodguy1980||posted 02-18-2016 08:32 AM||328 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
02-18-2016 08:32 AM
I’m working on a project that will have a metal rail on top of it. Attached to the rail will be a slide that moves along the rail lengthwise. I need to use a slide that slides freely to the right but will only slide left if I push in a button to disengage the locking mechanism.
Below is rough illustration. The black is the rail, the red is the contact point on the rail, the yellow is the release button that would lift the red area when pressed in, and the gray area is the housing.
Does anyone know the name for this type of slide? I’ve googled to no avail.
I’ve come across the bar clamps that have a clutch system which is similar to what I’m looking for. But ideally, I would like something that is smaller and lower profile.