Compression Latches​

Compression Latches​

VISE ACTION® Latches

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Reduce or eliminate noise and rattle, or compress gaskets for environmental or EMI / RFI sealing. A wide variety of compression latch styles include many secure key and tool access options.

An extensive line of premium latches built around the unique SOUTHCO® VISE ACTION® mechanism that provides both cam engagement and vibration-dampening compression with a continuous half-turn motion. New access styles, new materials and finish options, and expanded installation styles make this the most versatile compression latch solution.

  • Up to 6.4mm (.25 “) compression
  • Over-center action resists accidental opening
  • Numerous hand, tool and key actuation styles
  • Extensive range of body & installation styles
  • Sealed versions to meet NEMA / IP standards

Lift and Turn

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Simply lift handle to release compression, then turn handle 90˚ to open. Larger profile latches provide ample hand grip to unlatch and manipulate larger doors. Flush mounted and miniature styles for better aesthetics or where space is limited. Available in a wide range of materials and finishes.

  • Convenience of latch and handle in one
  • Choices of pre-set pull-up compression
  • Includes stylish flush mount options