Anti-vibration compression latches available in many designs

18-01-2023 | Emka | Industrial

The EMKA engineering team make it a hardware priority to ensure the gasket seal on a cabinet door pulls down to a tight seal, to maintain the correct IP rating (up to IP69K). Anti-vibration compression latches are an easy choice to enable this. This type of latch also provides a close-and-pull design which shields the gasket from the swiping action of the cam, which could otherwise damage the gasket as it latches. They are readily available in numerous designs, from quarter turns, including L and T handles, to recessed flap or chest handles.

In many situations, compression latches can also avert nuisance opening by their screw or lever type mechanism, which is naturally resistant to vibration – a characteristic that is often wished for with specialist vehicles, both road and rail – also for off-road mobile vehicles and for power-generating equipment. Compression latches are also available to fulfil hygienic area specifications. Configurations include insert lock/latch, cylinder key locking, open/closed indicator, adjustable cam height, L and T handles, wing knob opening, and flush mounting options, e.g., for rail applications.

Anti-vibration compression latches are offered in stainless steel, zinc die and chrome, zinc die and black powder coat, aluminium hard anodised and stainless steel, and polyamide to serve the many situations where their high-performance characteristics are desirable.

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By Seb Springall