New Covered Compression Latch from Southco Enhances Safety And Reduces Maintenance Errors
HONG KONG SAR
- Media OutReach -
2 December 2021 - Southco Asia Ltd., a subsidiary of Southco Inc., a leading
global provider of engineered access solutions such as locks, latches, captive
fasteners, electronic access solutions and hinges/ positioning technology, has expanded its
line of VISE ACTION®
Compression Latches with a new covered version that allows the operator to
identify whether the latch is open or closed. Southco's E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latch with Bi-Stable Cover is designed
with a cover that pops open when latch is not secure, providing visual
indication of latch status. This
new offering expands the line of MAKE
SAFETY VISIBLE BY SOUTHCO™ products, which provide visual indication for
improving safety and monitoring access in a wide variety of applications.
E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latch with Bi-Stable Cover
Southco's standard E3 VISE ACTION®
Compression Latch has been modified to 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.
By allowing operators to easily detect latch
status, the E3 VISE ACTION®
Compression Latch with Bi-Stable Cover improves efficiency, enhances safety and
reduces maintenance errors. Designed for heavy use, the cover helps to protect
the E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latch from dust and moisture, making it a
suitable choice for outdoor, high vibration or corrosive environments. Tested
to DIN EN 45545 and DIN EN 61373, Southco's E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latch
series complies with rail industry standards for fire resistance and vibration.
Product Manager Jonathan Coulter adds, "Due to their relatively small size and
symmetrical shape, it is hard to see if a typical round headed compression
latch is securely fastened from any distance. The E3 VISE ACTION® Compression
Latch with Bi-Stable Cover provides clear visual feedback of whether a panel is
fully closed, or not closed. This helps prevent security and safety risks for
end users operating and maintaining rail, lighting and industrial equipment."
Inc. is the leading global designer and manufacturer of engineered access
solutions. From quality and performance to aesthetics and ergonomics, we
understand that first impressions are lasting impressions in product design.
For over 70 years, Southco has helped the world's most recognized brands create
value for their customers with innovative access solutions designed to enhance
the touch points of their products in transportation and industrial
applications, medical equipment, data centers and more. With unrivalled
engineering resources, innovative products and a dedicated global team, Southco
delivers the broadest portfolio of premium access solutions available to
equipment designers throughout the world.