Electronic Products & Technology

Covered compression latch enhances safety

Stephen Law   

Electronics Interconnect compression Interconnect Latch

SOUTHCO E3 Vise Action compression latches provide a covered version that allows the operator to identify whether the latch is open or closed. Device come with Bi-Stable Cover which includes a cover that pops open when latch is not secure, providing visual indication of latch status. Products work with a special cover that is installed on top of the latch at the time of assembly. The cover includes a bi-stable hinge that permits the cover to be fully opened or fully closed only. When the latch is not fully closed, the cover cannot be closed and pops open, indicating that the latch is not secure. When the latch is fully closed, the cover can also be fully closed, providing clear visual indication that the latch is secure.

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