New Mini Cam Latch Designed for Limited Space Applications

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Pawl/Cam Action Latches

Posted on Monday, November 19, 2018 • Rachel Pilgren-Kane

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 affordable solution for applications demanding minimal enclosure intrusion. Available in multiple grip sizes, the miniature E5 is ideal for applications with light duty doors, or where the inside of the enclosure has limited space and only permits minimal latch intrusion.

Southco’s E5 line of cam latches can be accessed with a quarter turn, while latch open status can be quickly confirmed by the product’s latched/unlatched status indicator. The miniature E5 Cam Latch also offers universal operation, making it suitable for both right-hand and left-hand hinged doors.

The miniature E5 Cam Latch is a simple and affordable solution for limited space applications. Reduced packaging and varying options for grip and actuation make the miniature E5 suitable for a wide range of industry applications.

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

New Cam Latch Offers Adjustable Grip For Custom Fit

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Adjustable E5 Cam Latch from Southco
Adjustable E5 Cam Latch

Southco has expanded its successful E5 Cam Latch series with a new version that provides flexible grip adjustment, allowing a single latching solution to be used for multiple applications. Capable of delivering a grip range of up to 11.5mm, the new E5 Cam Latch with adjustable grip features an extended shaft that allows the cam to be set at a specific grip to tightly secure a door or panel.

The E5 series provides flexibility in grip adjustment to overcome door tolerance inconsistency and permanent gasket setting. For applications with door gasketing which have a tendency to set permanently under a prolonged compressed state, the flexible grip adjustment provided by the E5 corrects this issue by allowing the grip to be readjusted to provide optimal door closing or gasket sealing. The ramp profile of the cam also acts as lead-in to assist door closing, and provides up to 1mm of compression. Tested to NEMA 4 and IP65 standards for water and dust protection, the E5 provides ingress protection and is suitable for use indoors and out.

With deep offset, standard offset, and straight (no offset) options, the latch covers a wide range of grip distances. The metal cam features a plastic cap that minimizes noise when making contact with the keeper, delivering robust, scratch-free engagement with frame and protecting decorated or coated finishes. Additionally, the E5 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.

With its customizable grip, our newest E5 Cam Latch meets the needs of multiple applications that require the same latch but with different grips, while the flexible design allows the fit to be customized to the specific needs of each application.

Want to know more about Southco’s new and innovative products? Reach out to us through our Contact Form and we’d be happy to answer all your questions!

Shutter Cam Latch Prevents Accidental Opening and Keeps Dust Out

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Latches, Pawl/Cam Action Latches

southco-e5-shutter-camSouthco 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 recess. To actuate the latch, the bushing must be manually depressed. In the event that the latch is not entirely closed, the bushing remains in the depressed position, providing a visual indication that the latch is unsecured.

The E5’s bushing is designed with a longer travel distance, providing enhanced security. With its flush, low profile design, the E5 Shutter Cam Latch provides a clean appearance, minimizing dust and debris collection that may affect operation. The E5 Shutter Cam Latch also meets NEMA 4 and IP65 standards for water and dust protection, as well as EN61373, the shock and vibration standard for railway applications. 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 Shutter Cam Latch features the same panel hole preparation as the standard series and is available with a separate latch and cam assembly to promote modular use. With its spring loaded bushing and visual indicator feature, our newest E5 Cam Latch is designed to keep doors and panels affected by excessive vibration securely closed. The E5 Shutter Cam Latch satisfies industry regulations for water and dust ingress protection, making it an ideal solution for high traffic areas such as floor paneling and enclosures in Transportation and HVAC applications.

New Southco Padlockable Cam Latch Features Redesigned Wing Knob

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Compression Latches, News, Pawl/Cam Action Latches, Products

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.

Dust Protected Cam Latches from Southco!

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Pawl/Cam Action Latches

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New Cam Latch Prevents Accidental Opening and Keeps Dust Out

Southco’s new E5 Cam Latch features a drop bushing driver that provides additional security by preventing the cam from rotating open in high vibration applications. In the event that the latch is not entirely closed, the bushing remains in the depressed position, providing a visual indication that the latch is unsecured. With its flush, low profile design, the E5 Shutter Cam Latch provides a clean appearance, minimizing dust and debris collection that may affect operation.
  • Vibration resistant design prevents accidental opening
  • Covered bushing minimizes dust and debris collection
  • Flush, low profile design for minimal protrusion and aesthetics
  • Meets NEMA 4/IP65 and EN61373 standards
 
Learn more about Southco’s E5 Cam Latch (Shutter Driver)

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Introducing The Whale Tail Latch

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Compression Latches, Latches, Multi-Point Latches, Pawl/Cam Action Latches, Products

WhaleTailThe Whale Tail Latch, made by Eberhard, is making a big splash in the OEM market.  From truck bodies to standalone enclosures, this latch is robust, versatile and visually appealing, too!

These can be used in a range of configurations.  Adaptable for single or multi-point applications, with a removable and adjustable roller cam that is available in a long or short version.

The Whale Tail latch his also available in two styles:  the 18400 Series Die Cast Body or the 28400 Series Stamped body.

The 28400 Series comes standard with these great features:

  • a molded rubber gasket
  • double-bitted keys in the locking version
  • standard mounting studs for easy installation
  • 12-hole cam design for easy adaptation to multi-point applications
  • available in textured black or polished stainless

Want to know more?  Need pricing and lead time information?  Call us today or use our Contact Form to reach us!  We’re here to help!

We have that.

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Pawl/Cam Action Latches

DSC_5386Did you know that we can supply just about anything related to metal enclosures and access panels?  Most of our customers are surprised at the things we can help them find.  Pictured here is a lock assembly that we supplied to a customer with VERY specific requirements:

  • – The keys must be unique (not keyed alike, as is the standard)
  • – The keys must be removable ONLY in the locked position
  • – The pawl must be “universal” for RH or LH operation of the lock

We have that.  In fact, this customer asked us to supply the locks with FIVE (5) keys per lock, so that they could quickly respond in the event that the customer lost both of the keys that shipped with each lock.  Yup.  We can do that.

Do you sometimes have a really complex requirement to meet?  Does your customer’s spec sheet seem impossible?  Don’t panic, and use our Contact Form.  Quite often, the solution is just an email away.