Machine Design

Low-Profile Draw Latches

A series of compact surface-mounted draw latches automatically align panels and draws them together on the same plane.


An overcenter latching mechanism ensures positive latch engagement to prevent accidental opening under stress or vibration. Riveted construction and no external springs help prevent tampering, while an optional integral key lock further boosts security.

The low-profile, surface-mounted design is less than 22-mm high and leaves no exposed hardware on the inside of the door, making the latches ideal for installations where space is limited or where a smooth surface is needed inside of a compartment.

Latches contain die-cast zinc bodies and stainless-steel hardware and come in polished chrome, satin chrome, and black-powder coating. Applications for the latches include telecom electronics enclosures, industrial machinery access panels, case goods, and saddlebag compartments for motorcycles.

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

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