What is a Cam Lock And Pivot Mechanism?
Definition of Cam Lock And Pivot Mechanism in Construction The term used to describe the locking mechanism on double and single hung windows. Sash locks and window locks are terms that are also used in many cases to indicate the same mechanism. There are several different forms of cam locks and the majority of them are based upon a pivot mechanism that will swivel, allowing the wider side of the cam itself to pivot under a stationary lock mechanism. This pivoting will provide the lock position or the open position, merely by turning the cam assembly. This technique of locking a sliding or moving item in construction is common and can also be used to tighten a joint assembly by turning the cam and locking or unlocking the mechanism.