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ABLOY Disclock Half Euro Profile Breakdown

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Post Sun May 26, 2013 12:47 am

ABLOY Disclock Half Euro Profile Breakdown

This writeup may be more easily understood if you have read my previous post on ABLOY Disclock Notes.
This is the breakdown of a half-euro profile ABLOY Disclock cylinder.
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There was a pin in this hole. Due to splines on the pin, it was much easier to drill out the pin, which I replaced with the threaded part of a bicycle spoke upon reassembly.

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The end, actuator, and part that splines into the actuator when the key is inserted then slide off. Being a half euro profile cylinder, I see no reason for the moving part that splines into the actuator other than it is cheaper to only make one type of plug.

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This is what it looks like when the actuator is not lined up. In a dual cylinder or thumb turn lock, this is how the one key is able to work the lock. One side or the other at a time can be splined with the actuator, pushing out the other side.

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With the actuator removed, here is how the moving piece (Somebody please tell me the correct term!) looks when there is no key in the lock.

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And with the key inserted fully

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Here is the moving piece, and the push rod that the key acts on to move the spline.

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With the push rod and moving piece removed, you can see the clip that retains the plug in this lock.

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The clip and spacer behind it are removed. There is an alignment tool (essentially a plastic blank key with no bow) that I put into the lock in case the plug started to slide out the back of the lock.

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The lock from the front ready to have the plug removed

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With the plug removed out the back, you can see the plug, spacers, discs, and sidebar. The two balls fit into index holes in the top spacer (even with the top of the sidebar), allowing you to know when you can turn the key back to the neutral position and remove the key.

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The top piece that is the front of the plug inside the lock has 2 holes with springs which act on the two bearings for sure indexing. You can also see the two return bars at the bottom of the plug.

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The tool is installed which will hold together the disc and spacer pack.

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The bottom of the disc and spacer pack.

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The top of the stack. Note that the discs are scrambled.
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A blank and the key to which I will key this lock.

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The key is read from tip to bow. For more information on reading the key, see my [url=http://keypicking.com/viewtopic.php?f=111&t=8017&p=70497&hilit=+Disclock#p70497[/url]. I have written the cuts of the key in order from tip to bow.

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These are the discs and spacers laid out in order for reassembly. The discs for the tip of the key are to the left, and progress to the right. If you look at the circled area, you can see that I almost messed up and installed a one-way spacer into the lock. This would only allow the key to either lock or unlock, but not both. :oops:

That about covers it for this lock! For reassembly instructions, read this post backwards. ;-)

Gordon
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Post Sun May 26, 2013 12:49 pm

Re: ABLOY Disclock Half Euro Profile Breakdown

Looking at the outside of those disks, false gates and all, it's no wonder no one has picked them yet.
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Post Thu May 30, 2013 3:27 am

Re: ABLOY Disclock Half Euro Profile Breakdown

ANOTHER great breakdown Gordon!
How'd I miss this!? Man, I hate not being around :/
Especially enjoyed it cause I really have zero experience with those.
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Post Thu May 30, 2013 4:47 am

Re: ABLOY Disclock Half Euro Profile Breakdown

Great breakdown gordon...very flash ! :D hope you dont mind the art work buddy
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Post Thu May 30, 2013 4:51 am

Re: ABLOY Disclock Half Euro Profile Breakdown

Don't mind at all! Glad for any input on any of my posts, and you did very nicely with that 'reader'

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Post Thu May 30, 2013 1:23 pm

Re: ABLOY Disclock Half Euro Profile Breakdown

So, how does this lock work? I would guess (based on your wonderful pictures) that the key engages the actuator outward into the cam allowing mechanical interaction, similar to some of the Schlage residential, key pad deadbolt locks.
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Post Thu May 30, 2013 3:29 pm

Re: ABLOY Disclock Half Euro Profile Breakdown

Lauren,

Yes, the key pushes the actuator into the cam, though in this case of a half euro profile, the actuator never really leaves the cam.

The discs, when turned the correct amount, allow the alignment of gates like a combination safe lock. Instead of a fence, these locks use a sidebar to prevent the turning of the plug in the cylinder. Line up the gates, and the sidebar can be pressed into them when the key is turned. This allows the plug to turn, and through the actuator, the cam.

Euro profile locks do not have a built-in bolt like a deadbolt here in the US. Instead, they are like a mortise cylinder that fits into a mortise lock assembly, with the cam moving the bolt.

I know you are familiar with the action of mortise locks, but explained it more for those who may not be familiar with them.

Gordon
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Post Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:38 am

Re: ABLOY Disclock Half Euro Profile Breakdown

Hi guys, I have a abloy protect 2 ketch or lock and I wonder if someone
can make a key whitout a copy?
Thank you

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