Cam & Compression Latches

Southco cam latches offer the most flexible and versatile latching solutions. Their 90 degree cam rotation provides quick and easy actuation that can be adapted to multi-point latching if desired. Southco compression latches reduce or eliminate noise and rattle, or compress gaskets for environmental or EMI/RFI sealing. A wide variety of compression latch styles include many security, finish, and material options.

New Padlockable Cam Latch Features Redesigned Wing Knob

Southco has redesigned the wing knob version of its successful E5 Cam Latch series with a stylish, streamlined design that promotes improved ergonomics and enhanced security. The new E5 Wing Knob adds a padlockable feature capable of accepting a hasp shackle up to 8mm in diameter, and promotes a redesigned wing knob that functions as both handle and actuator.

The redesigned E5 Wing Knob features concave side surfaces that provide aesthetic appeal as well as positive finger grip for ease of opening panels and doors with a gloved hand. A spring loaded ball detent provides sensory feedback and helps to verify that the door is fully opened or closed with an audible “click”.

Tested to NEMA 4 and IP65 standards for water and dust protection, the E5 Wing Knob provides a high degree of ingress protection and is suitable for use indoors and out.

Southco’s line of E5 Cam Latches delivers robust, vibration-resistant fastening, features a variety of grip lengths and is available in numerous head style options for added security. Additionally, the E5 Wing Knob Cam Latch features the same panel hole prep as the standard series and is available with a separate latch and cam assembly to promote modular use.

The padlockable E5 Wing Knob Cam Latch provides ergonomic operation and secure latching in applications where increased security is necessary, such as industrial equipment with Lockout Tagout (LOTO) requirements.

To learn more about Southco’s complete line of Cam Latches, visit our E5 product page.

Padlockable Compression Latch Offers Enhanced Security

Southco has expanded its successful E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latch series with an ergonomic T-handle version that features an integrated padlockable design. The padlockable E3 VISE ACTION® series combines ergonomic operation with enhanced security to provide vibration resistant latching in rugged environments. Constructed of robust stainless steel, t

New Compact Compression Latch for Limited Spaces

Southco has expanded its successful E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latch series with a compact version designed for limited space applications. The compact E3 Compression Latch combines high strength with a smaller design footprint for secure, vibration resistant latching in even the most challenging operating environments. With its lightweight, shortened h

Shutter Cam Latch Prevents Accidental Opening and Keeps Dust Out

Southco has expanded its successful E5 Cam Latch series with a new latch designed to prevent accidental opening. The drop bushing feature of the E5 Shutter Cam Latch adds additional security by preventing the cam from rotating open in high vibration applications. The E5 Shutter Cam Latch is designed with a spring loaded bushing that covers the driver rece

Adjustable Grip Compression Latch Meets Fire Safety Standard

Southco has expanded its successful E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latch series with an adjustable grip style that delivers robust, vibration-resistant fastening. The adjustable grip E3 Compression Latch features lightweight, aluminum construction and is ideal for rugged outdoor applications that require higher strength, without adding additional weight. Th

All Plastic Cam Latch Resists Corrosion

Southco has expanded its successful E5 Cam Latch series with a new, plastic version. The redesigned plastic E5 Cam Latch features an all plastic design that meets NEMA 4 and IP65 standards for water and dust protection, making it ideal for use in highly corrosive environments. The plastic E5 provides corrosion resistance and non-conductive latching for

New Sealed Lever Latch Rated to NEMA 4 and IP65

Southco's new sealed C2 Lever Latch provides the same consistent compression and vibration resistance as the standard C2 Series, but features a sealed design that meets NEMA 4 and IP65 standards for water and dust protection, making it suitable for use indoors and out. Designed with a robust cycle life, the sealed C2 delivers high mechanical performance a

Southco Engineering Article Roundup

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Saving Time and Effort with Hand-Operated Cam and Compression Latches

When designing enclosures, incorporating cam or compression latches allow for quick and easy access to a door or panel. Depending on the needs of application, the need for fast access may take priority over the need for enhanced security. Choosing a cam or compression latch with a hand-operated head style for example, can make a difference not only in speed

Securing Your Assets with Cam and Compression Latching – Choosing the Right Head Style

Choosing the right head style for a cam or compression latch will enhance end-user functionality and ensure the security of an enclosure. Southco’s wide range of cam and compression head styles provide many levels of security to accommodate the specific needs of an enclosure application. A Slot Recessed head style for instance, supplies a base