Hi, I wanted to make a locking mechanism. The problem was the forces on the actuator (solenoid in this case) where getting too high In image 2, the wedge shaped lock plate was exerting too much force on the actuator, which would unlock and could potentially break the actuator. Or I would have needed a very big and strong (more force) actuator. In image 1, since the actuator is now perpendicular to any potential force, the actuator does not need to apply a lot of force (except weight of the locking pin/shaft and frictions). But most importantly, the locking pin takes all the force. In this case it's perpendicular to the axis of the locking pin, hence no direct axial load on the locking pin, actuator shaft, hence chances of actuator accidentally unlocking or breaking away is less. All the bending force will be reacted to by the locking pin which is supported by the linear bearing. Of course there is a coupling needed to couple the actuator shaft with the actual lock pin. My query is will this work the way it is intended to. It sounds too simple to work.