Machine Design

Compression Latches

A new mounting bracket for Vise Action Series compression latches lets designers create a cleaner, more streamlined look, while providing security and protection for the recessed latch.

The kit expands the latches' mounting possibilities for applications where a consistent 0.25 in. of pull-up compression minimizes vibration and noise or compress gaskets for environmental and EMI/RFI sealing. The brackets accommodate the tool-actuated larger-size Vise Action latch. A rubber O-ring seals the opening around the latch-actuator head to keep dust and moisture out. Available bracket depths include a 0.25-in. head style and the 0.35-in. Railway Standard and Bellcore head styles. The brackets come in galvanized or stainless steel and mount with two M5 studs or bolts.

Southco, 210 N. Brinton Lake Rd., Box 116, Concordville, PA 19331, (610) 459-4000,

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