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Gate Latch Manufacturers and Suppliers

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  • Long Beach, CA Bolingbrook, IL & Lancaster, TX - 800-433-5554

    When it comes to gate latches we are dedicated to providing only the highest quality products in the industry. It is our goal that we are able to provide customer service that will meet and exceed customer expectations in order to keep you coming back to us for all of your latch needs. Our gate latches are sure to provide the lasting value that you can count on. For more information visit our website or send our customer service representatives an email today!

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  • St. Louis, MO 314-436-0432

    As a commercial and industrial hardware distributor, we carry high quality hinges, locks, handles, latches, tie downs and more. We supply for a variety of industries including, trailer, emergency vehicle, sheet metal fabrication, transportation, recreational vehicle, electrical enclosure, and marine industries. We do not require a minimum order for standard products. Give us a call today!

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  • St. Louis, MO 314-436-0080

    PROTEX is a value added leader in gate latches, hinges, locks and related hardware. PROTEX delivers innovative solutions from design and engineering to inventory management. We are teamed with quality minded manufacturers so we can bring you the best of the best. Call us today or visit our website to learn more about our gate latches and other latches!

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  • Castle Rock, CO 800-525-3536

    We do magnets for gate latches and we do them well! We have grown substantial which has allowed us to bring the highest quality parts and products to the highest quality customers! We treat our clients like royalty! We have made it our mission to spread our products and the exceptional value that they hold to customers around the globe! For more information on our magnets, give us a call today!

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  • Cincinnati, OH 888-666-7344

    With over 35 years of hardware experience, Moore Industrial Hardware is your one stop location for your company’s gate latches requirement. Let us assist with your hardware needs. Our sales staff is excited to assist your latch needs. Most orders are shipped same day for your convenience! Sign up for our catalog with over 600 pages of hardware equipment that is in our large inventory.

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Gate Latches

Gate latches one of many varying types of latches, which are fastening mechanisms used to bring together and hold together adjacent segments of an opening. Gates latches in particular are used to fasten and secure adjacent segments of fencing or any other gate-like openings, such as those of cages and walls. Typically, these opening segments serve as entrances and/or exits. Gate latches serve the needs of fastening applications in agricultural, commercial, industrial, private and residential settings alike. To make sure that they always serve their application well, gate latches must be both sturdy and accessible.

Among the oldest types of gate latches are Suffolk latches and Norfolk latches, which are each named after their place of origin. Suffolk latches originated in the sixteenth century, using a simple thumb actuated lever to open and close wooden gates and doors. Similarly, Norfolk latches sprang up between 1800 and 1825. They are almost exactly the same as their predecessor, the Suffolk latch, but they have one key difference, which is the fact that they feature a back plate to which the thumb piece is attached. While both the Suffolk and Norfolk latches fell out of favor in the nineteenth century, in recent years, they have enjoyed a resurgence in popularity, as “old-timey” latches on sheds and garden gates. For more serious latching power, gate latches are available in a myriad of more modern configurations.

Gate latches such as these include slam latches, spring latches, bolt latches and countless other types of light duty and industrial latches. Slam latches are named as they are because they are activated by the slamming, or shutting, of a gate or door. Large slam latches are used most often used in agricultural and industrial settings, as they allow for relatively quick and easy access to a gated area. Slam latches need not be manually fastened, which is particularly helpful if the area in which people are working must be frequently entered and exited, and/or their hands often not free or are dirty as they traverse the gate. In a home garden or commercial building, the ability to enter or exit a space without manually locking it proves equally useful for the same reasons. Typically, slam latches made for industrial purposes are formed from high strength metals, such as stainless steel, while smaller slam latches made for use on private property or commercial gates is usually made from other metals, rubber or plastics. Next, spring latches are likewise popular for application in agricultural and industrial settings. They are of particular usefulness there, where their spring mechanism makes sure that the gate is both easily released and securely fastened. Spring latches are opened and closed without any trouble. Simple to work but very effective holding a gate closed securely, bolt latches are an incredibly common example of gate latches. They consist of a sliding pin or bolt and two plates with cleats that are connected to the bolt. In general, bolts are incredibly common components of latches.

Speaking of the components of latches, gate latches tend to be rather varied in their construction. However, all gate latches consist of components made through forging, stamping or die casting that allow for the regular mechanical fastening and unfastening of two adjacent surfaces or objects. Some of the common components of gate latches include parts such as: bolts, pins, levers, back plates and hooks. Depending on their intended application, gate latches may be made from a great variety of of materials. For heavier duty and more industrial applications, materials like stainless steel, brass and aluminum alloy are appropriate. Stainless steel in particular is so frequently used in the construction of gate latches because it is corrosion resistant, strong and durable. In addition, it can be coated with paints and other finishes to suit those who wish to change its physical appearance or imbue it with magnified physical qualities, such as strength, corrosion resistance or weather resistance. Regardless of whether or not stainless steel gate latches are enhanced, they always stand strong in the face of wear and tear and threats from weather. Therefore, they are appropriate for use in both indoor and outdoor applications. When making gate latches for lighter duty applications, like gate latches used on baby gates, the materials chosen need not necessarily be metal. Rubber and thermoplastics, for example, are excellent choices as they are less expensive but still effective for less demanding purposes. Gate latches are easy to install on walled-in gates, but they may prove to be more of a challenge to gates in fencing, as they space upon which to attach latches may be limited. For advice on selection, purchase, installation and maintenance of gate latches, contact one or more of the reputable latch manufacturers listed on this page.

Gate Latches
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Gate Latch – Sierra Pacific Engineering & Products (SPEP)
Gate Latch – Sierra Pacific Engineering & Products (SPEP)



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