Pacific Lock Company is a manufacturer of solid body and laminated padlocks. Known by the contraction "PACLOCK", Pacific Lock Company constructs their solid body padlocks from aluminum, brass, hardened steel and stainless steel. The aluminum body padlocks are available in anodized finishes. Both sides of the shackle of these solid body padlocks are locked using ball bearings. This family-owned and operated business has been producing configurable and customizable padlocks for more than 13 years.
The PACLOCK solid body padlocks are available with four styles of lock cylinders. The standard is a non-restricted padlock keyway (Ilco A1045/Jet AM7). These brass lock cylinders contain six-pin tumblers and are rekeyable using popular pinning kits designed for padlock rekeying. When this article is published, PACLOCK will have a pinning kit available. In addition to the standard keyway, PACLOCK offers two restricted padlock keyways. Contact Pacific Lock for details.
To satisfy the end user who wants interchangeable core or standard door lock compatibility, there are PACLOCK hardened steel and brass body padlocks that accept figure "8" (S.F.I.C.) interchangeable cores and anodized aluminum padlocks in seven finishes that accept most standard key-in-knob/key-in-lever door lock six-pin lock cylinders.
PACLOCK will personalize their padlocks through the Your Logo, Your Locks™ program. Because the padlocks do not have writing or images on the body, just blank surfaces, PACLOCK can laser engrave up to four sides of a padlock. For example, the front side can be engraved with the customer's information, including their name and location or application description. This is advantageous to your customer, as it not only personalizes the padlocks. An added advantage is the padlocks will have less chance of being "misplaced" as they are easily identifiable. The backside of the padlock can be engraved with your company's logo and information, keeping your company's name literally at the fingertips of your customers.
Laser engraving is available for letters/numbers as well as company logos or job specific drawings. There are no restrictions for the style of font engraved. The only limitation is the size of the padlock body. Note: There is no minimum number of padlocks that must be ordered for the "Your Logo, Your Locks" program. Contact Pacific Lock Company for more information.
The solid body padlocks are produced as non-key retained with a standard shackle material and length. These "base" padlocks can be upgraded by ordering key retaining and/or with different shackle materials/lengths. These features can be factory installed or field installed by you to meet your customer's requirements.
Conversion to or from key retention requires changing the actuator. There is only one model of retainer for all the rectangular solid body padlocks. To change the actuator, the lock cylinder must be removed, which requires the cover plate to be removed. To remove the cover plate, the security screw must be removed from the security nut.
Note: To change the bitting, follow steps one through three.
To remove a non-key retained actuator from a rectangular solid body padlock:
Step 1. Unlock the padlock shackle and rotate out of position.
Step 2. Use a Phillips head screwdriver to remove the security screw at the base of the shackle hole.
Step 3. Slide the cover plate with the security nut out of the padlock body. The lock cylinder should slide out of the body. Do not let the plug rotate 180 degrees within the lock cylinder. Immediately remove the key from the lock cylinder.
Caution: These lock cylinders are designed to be loaded from the bottom of the housing. If the plug is rotated 180 degrees, the bottom pins can be unloaded through these housing holes.
Step 4. Close the shackle.
Step 5. Put pressure on the shackle to the locked position, about 3/16" inch away from the legs bottoming out within the body. In this position, the ball bearings are retracted into the cutout in the shackle, and not keeping the actuator from being removed.
The first laminated padlocks will have a four-pin tumbler lock mechanism using the Pacific Lock PW1 keyway. Future introductions will include a five-pin tumbler version with various restricted and...