New compression latch provides visual indication of latch open status

15-05-2023 | Southco | Industrial

Southco Asia Ltd has expanded its VISE ACTION Compression Latches line with a new version that enables visual confirmation of latch open status. The E3 VISE ACTION Compression Latch with Visual Indicator provides red, reflective indicator wings that can be readily viewed when the latch is open, enabling latch status to be monitored at all times. This new product extends the MAKE SAFETY VISIBLE BY SOUTHCO product line, which offers visual indication for enhancing safety and monitoring access in various applications.

Compression latch displays latch open status that can be viewed from a minimum of 5m, making it an excellent option for rail, semiconductor and industrial machinery enclosures where an unsecured door or panel may impact safety during operation. By enabling operators to detect latch status easily, the latch enhances efficiency, improves safety and decreases maintenance errors. Created for heavy use, it is NEMA 4 and IP65 compliant, making it an excellent option for outdoor, high-vibration or corrosive environments.

Commercial product manager, Jonathan Coulter, adds: "The E3 VISE ACTION Compression Latch with Visual Indicator provides visual feedback of whether a panel is fully closed, semi-closed or not secured at all. Like Southco's standard E3 line, the indicator version delivers robust, vibration-resistant fastening and is available in a variety of grip lengths, providing a simple upgrade for enhancing enclosure safety and security."

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By Seb Springall