I'm designing a device that involves the 24-pin GPIB / IEEE-488 connector interface. I’m trying to find the ideal panel-mount female receptacle, but I'm not fully confident I'm even sure what I'm looking for because the socket puzzles me.
I see a lot of receptacles of this and similar kinds, that feature these metallic loops on the sides that I believe are called spring-locks. What are they for?
I failed to find any assembly guides or example images where I'd see those loops in action.
Here's a typical example: