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S 1 - S 5: Leisure
S 6 - S 8: Clubs/Competition
SDL: highest quality leisure table; Indoor-version also suitable for clubs and competitions
Depending on the model of the table tennis table and the constructive requirements, different locking systems are used. Fundamentally, one person can handle all of the locking systems.
SMS (Smart Manual System)
The one-handed operation makes this system so comfortable. The striking handle is visible in any position of the table and from all sides. Drawbar underneath the tabletop unlocks both of the safety devices simultaneously. In the storage position, the tabletops must principally be brought into a vertical position, so that the locks automatically click into place. In the playing position, the locks already click very well into place prior to attaining the horizontal position. In this case, they also ensure high stability on uneven ground.
In use in: S 2-72/73, S 3-72/3, S 3-80/87, S 4-70/72/73, S 5-70/72/73, S 8-36/37
Through a two-handed operation of the metal handle underneath the metal frame, both locks on the right and left hand sides can be simultaneously unlocked. The two tabletops are brought, with the help of the handle system, from the storage position into the playing position and vice versa. In the storage position, the tabletops must principally be brought into a vertical position, so that the locks automatically click into place. In the playing position, the locks already click very well into place prior to attaining the horizontal position. In this case, they also ensure high stability on uneven ground.
In use in: S 6-12/13, S 6-52/53, S 7-12/13, S 7-62/63
Rotating handle system
By turning the handle 90°, the lock of the tabletop opens depending on the direction of the rotation. After unlocking the opposite side, the tabletop can be brought from the storage position to the playing position as well as from the playing position to the storage position.
In use in: S 1-42/43, S 1-72/73
By lifting the hook on one side, simultaneously and gently pulling it towards the tabletop, the first lock opens. In the same way, the second lock mechanism can also be unlocked and subsequently the tabletop can be brought from the storage position into the playing position. Folding-up of the tabletops from the playing position into the storage position results without further unlocking or opening. In order to achieve this, you merely need to lift the tabletops and place them in a vertical position until the locks audibly click into place. The stability of the table is assured against pressure and tension through the presence of the constant and appropriate net set.
In use in: S 1-12/13, S 1-26/27, S 3-46/47
The clasps serve for the stabilisation of the stand legs in the storage as well as in the playing positions. By lifting the metal hook, the safety devices unlock themselves and the stand legs of the table can be folded inward. Through a strong push of the metal stick, the diagonal support clasps lock audibly into place.
In use in: S 7-22/23
The screw connection serves for the stabilisation of the stand legs in the playing position of the table. Through the loosening of the wing nuts, the legs open and can be folded inward.
In use in: S 1-52/53