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.
Step 6. Tap the padlock body against a solid surface. The actuator should begin to slide out. Continue until the actuator slides out of the body. If necessary, use a hemostat or small straight slot screwdriver to pull the actuator out.
To install the key retention actuator into a rectangular solid body padlock:
Step 1. With the padlock body upside down, lock the shackle.
Step 2. Depress the shackle into the locked position, making sure the ball bearings slide into the cutouts in the shackle.
Step 3. Slide a key retention actuator into the body with the half moon shape of the actuator towards the fixed leg of the shackle.
Note: If the ball bearing can be seen, the actuator will not seat.
Step 4. Once the actuator has seated, slide the lock cylinder into place with the bible on the right side of the security nut.
Step 5. Slide the cover plate onto the body of the padlock. Test the operation of the padlock to be certain it operates properly. If not, the padlock can be easily disassembled and repaired.
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...