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Jiangsu Elite Lock Co., Ltd.
Jiangsu Elite Lock Co.,Ltd. is a professional China Brass Lock Cylinder Manufacturers and Aluminum Lock Door Cylinder Suppliers. The factory has more than 20 years of production experience. The product has obtained the EU CE certification and passed the EN 1303:2015 test. At present, the products are mainly supplied to Yale Company and ASSA ABLOY Company.
The main products are more than 100 kinds of mortise door lock bodies of various specifications, dozens of special door locks, dozens of various lock cylinders, various stainless steel, aluminum alloy, and zinc alloy handles, which are widely used in wooden doors, Iron doors, stainless steel doors, aluminum alloy doors, and safety doors for various special purposes.
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What is a lock cylinder?

A lock cylinder is a component of a locking mechanism that contains the keyway, which is the opening where the key is inserted. It is typically a cylindrical-shaped object made of metal, and it is usually found in door locks, padlocks, and other types of locks. The lock cylinder is responsible for controlling the locking mechanism of the lock. When the correct key is inserted into the cylinder and turned, the pins or tumblers within the cylinder are aligned to allow the lock to open. Conversely, if the wrong key is used, the pins or tumblers will not align, preventing the lock from opening. There are several types of lock cylinders, including pin tumbler, wafer tumbler, disc tumbler, and dimple tumbler cylinders, each with its own unique design and security features. Some lock cylinders are designed to be interchangeable, allowing a lock to be rekeyed without replacing the entire lock mechanism, while others are designed to be fixed and cannot be rekeyed.

What is the most common lock cylinder?

The most common type of lock cylinder used in residential and commercial applications is the pin tumbler cylinder. This type of cylinder operates using a series of pins of varying lengths that correspond to the unique cuts on a key. When the correct key is inserted and turned, the pins align to allow the cylinder to rotate and unlock the lock. Pin tumbler cylinders are commonly found in door locks, padlocks, and many other types of locks.

What is the difference between lock cylinder and lock core?

The terms "lock cylinder" and "lock core" are often used interchangeably, but they can refer to slightly different parts of a lock:
Lock Cylinder: This term usually refers to the entire assembly that contains the keyway, pins or tumblers, and the mechanism that secures the lock. The lock cylinder is typically the part of the lock that is inserted into the door or other object that is being secured.
Lock Core: This term usually refers to the internal component of the lock cylinder that contains the pins or tumblers and is responsible for accepting the key and allowing the lock to be opened. In other words, the lock core is the part of the lock cylinder that interacts directly with the key.
In some cases, the terms "lock cylinder" and "lock core" may be used interchangeably to refer to the same thing. However, in other cases, the distinction between these two terms may be important, especially if you are looking to replace a specific part of a lock.