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.