Weapon Safety Lock

$6.99

Combat robots are inherently dangerous and improper safety precautions can result in serious injury.

Virtually every match requires your robot to have a safety locking device that prevents weapon activation. So if you’re going to compete, you need a weapon lock. Can you use a screwdriver or an Allen wrench? Sure. Except they keep wanting to slip out, they may not pass the judges’ scrutiny, and they’re always being used as a weapon lock when you need a screwdriver. Can you use vice grips? You shouldn’t. The grip is often not sufficient. We’ve heard about vice grips getting slung across the room by a weapon at a meet.

So. You need Weapon Safety locks. You don’t want to be fooling around with something non-critical at a match. But you don’t want to spend a ton of money. Our Weapon lock clamps are perfect!

Go ahead– get one for every bot. They’re very inexpensive and they work great.

This very strong clamp can lock 1lb and 3lb spinning weapons.

$6.99

10 in stock (can be backordered)

SKU: ft-weapon-clamp Category:

Specifications

Combat robots are inherently dangerous and improper safety precautions can result in serious injury.
Your robot is required to have a safety locking device that prevents weapon activation. This very strong clamp can lock 1lb and 3lb spinning weapons.

  • The jaw is 76mm (3in) deep and can open 51mm (2in) wide.
  • A very high clamping force prevents the lock from falling off when moving your robot around.
  • Single-handed operation
  • Note: Clamps ship without the illustrated ring tag.

Operation:

  • Ensure your weapon lock hits the robot body to keep the blade from spinning. Test it by trying to rotate the weapon by hand. If you’re able to dislodge the clamp or rotate the weapon, find a better place to clamp.
  • Weapon locks are the last thing removed when powering up the robot after the transmitter and robot have been turned on. This ensures that if a transmitter stick is in a dangerous state, the weapon will not be able to injure anyone. Only remove the weapon lock once the robot is inside the arena or test box, and receiving the proper transmitter signal.
  • When the match is done, clamp the weapon lock back into place. Then you may power down the robot.
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