Compression Latch Manufacturers and Suppliers

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  • Long Beach, CA

    Sierra Pacific Engineering and Products is an ISO certified manufacturer of industrial hardware. Quality, service and value are core to our success as an OEM supplier. SPEP offers a wide range of products as well as a complete line of hinges. We are able to provide customers with same day shipping on most items. SPEP is a 100% ESOP company, call today.

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  • St. Louis, MO

    Hardware Mfg. supplies stock inventory parts in addition to creating custom components for OEM and resellers. We work with a number of different industries such as agriculture, drug tablet, livestock, truck equipment, conveyors, and more. We have top of the line hardware and hinges. We utilize a full range of materials for our customers to choose from and we can assist you with finding the very best product for your application. Contact us today for more information.

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  • St. Louis, MO

    At PROTEX, we offer light to heavy-duty fasteners, handles, flush latches, case fittings, bandclamps, catch plates and more. We manufacture a large range of over centre fasteners often known as draw latches/toggle clamps/catches/over centre toggle fasteners. We also produce complementary catch plates known as striker plates/strike plate/keeper/keeper plates. We are ISO 9001 registered.

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Compression Latches Industry Information

Compression Latches

Compression latches involve a two-part process that not only fastens two adjacent surfaces together, but also seals the edge formed between them. The latch is first swung into place, then it compresses a gasket against the frame.

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Applications of Compression Latches

Compression latches are mechanical closure devices used in applications requiring sealed closing and protection from the elements. They are used in many different industries, as the ability to seal the frame surrounding the latch makes compression latches ideal closing options. Areas such as computers and electronics, industrial equipment and machinery, electronic enclosures, vehicular systems, and construction equipment all use compression latches in one form or another to seal and protect. In addition, the compression seal is able to reduce vibrations and shock, an important feature in applications such as industrial equipment and off-highway vehicles that are exposed to rough terrain or motion. Depending on the materials employed in the fabrication of compression latches, they can also provide a watertight seal, so they are used widely in outdoor and marine equipment.

Compression Latch Design and Customization

The range of materials used in the fabrication of compression latches includes stainless steel, die cast zinc or steel. While stainless steel latches are naturally durable and corrosion-resistant, common top coatings for other materials include chrome finish and black powder coat. Using a topcoat on compression latches may be both for appearance and protective purposes. Most metals are susceptible to damage over time when exposed to the elements, and coatings ensure a longer product life and greater product reliability.

Compression latches all have a lever or a knob that is used to fasten the latch. In automated compression latches, the lever causes compression on the gasket, creating the sealed closure. Commonly used on doors and compartments such as cabinets or storage facilities, compression latches can have numerous activation options. The compression factor which is activated most often by a half turn motion can be achieved by hand, key, or tool activated compression. Compression latches are available in a broad range of standard sizes and capabilities, and yet are also available to meet custom specifications and requirements. They can be supplied either assembled or unassembled depending on their intended location and application. Depending on the intended use of the latch, the amount of compression achieved is variable and can be pre-set or adjustable for more flexibility. An added benefit of adjustable compression latches is that they are able to take up the slack as the seal or gasket begins to wear down with age.

Some of the variations of compression latches include:

  • Panel Latches
  • T-Latches
  • Lift and Turn Latches
  • Lever
  • Vice Action
  • Trigger
  • Round Latches

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