Industrial washer door locking mechanism and system

  • US 9,840,802 B2
  • Filed: 07/07/2017
  • Issued: 12/12/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/08/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An industrial washer permitting operation only when secured, comprising:

  • a body defining an inner compartment and a loading opening dimensioned to permit placement of laundry within the inner compartment,a washer door, configured to move between an open position and a closed position, and positioned to cover the loading opening in the closed position;

    a locking bracket moveable between a locked position and an unlocked position;

    wherein, in the locked position, the locking bracket is secured against a locking surface, wherein the locking bracket is only secureable against the locking surface when the washer door is in the closed position;

    a sensor disposed on the body; and

    a sensor target positioned on the washer door such that the sensor target is only detectable by the sensor when the washer door is in the closed position.

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