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 Compression Latch Meets Hygienic Standards for Food and Medical Industries

Southco has expanded its successful line of E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latches with a new version designed to resist intensive and forceful chemical cleaning procedures. Southco’s High Pressure Sealed E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latch is sealed to withstand high-pressure, high-temperature wash-down procedures to meet hygiene requirements.

Southco’s High Pressure Sealed E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latch is sealed to IP69K requirements to prevent liquid ingress and is DIN EN1672-2 compliant, making it an ideal solution for applications where hygiene and cleanliness is essential. With its robust stainless steel construction, the High Pressure Sealed E3 resists harsh environment and chemicals typically used in food processing machinery and medical equipment applications.

The High Pressure Sealed E3 provides the same quick, secure closure as the standard E3 series, and delivers robust, vibration-resistant fastening. Additionally, the High Pressure Sealed E3 features the same panel hole prep as the standard series for easy retrofit and is available in a variety of grip lengths.

For more information about Southco’s compression latching solutions, visit our Compression Latch product page.

New Lever Latch Features Visual Access Indicator

Southco has added a new version to its successful C2 Lever Latch product line that provides the same consistent compression and vibration resistance as the standard C2 series, but features a color coded access indicator that allows the user to see if the latch has been opened or closed. The C2 Lever Latch with Visual Access Indicator features a small, col

New Mini Cam Latch Designed for Limited Space Applications

Southco has added to its broad range of cam latches with the introduction of the miniature E5 Cam Latch. Featuring a 30% reduction in intrusion compared to Southco’s standard E5 Cam Latch series, the miniature E5 Cam Latch provides a significantly smaller footprint for limited space applications. Southco’s miniature E5Cam Latch provides a simple and a

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

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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