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Southco E5 Cam Latches: Affordable Quick Access

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Aug 2015


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Southco E5 Cam Latches


Southco E5 Cam Latches


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Straightforward design provides simple installation with a single hole and single mounting nut. Assembled latches simplify and speed installation in applications where grip exceeds panel thickness by 4 mm (.16"). For unassembled latches, cam mounts on end of drive stud with a single screw.

• Numerous head styles provide a wide range of access management security
• Ramping action on rotating cam styles provides about 2 mm (.08") of compression on closing, while numerous offset options satisfy a wide range of grip dimensions
• Push-to-close cam style rotates freely from the "closed" position as it contacts the frame or keeper; an integral spring pushes cam back into the engaged position once cam clears the keeper
• Latched/unlatched status indicator provides user with quick visual confirmation of latch status
• Designer Series offers sleek tapered head styles with a lower profile
• Expanded Industrial Series offers more formats, environmental sealing, and spring-loaded bodies for better grip tolerance and vibration resistance

Available Options
• Latch actuation available with choice of clockwise or counter-clockwise rotation
• Available with multiple options of manually actuated, tool-actuated, or keylocking designs
• Push-to-close styles available for single point and two-point latching configurations
• Most styles available in a variety of metallic, black and custom-color finishes
• Designer Series offers optional O-rings/sealing washers to provide environmental sealing
• Industrial Series includes die-cast, stainless steel, and glass-filled nylon constructions
• Friction cams available in 35 mm (1.38") or 45 mm (1.77") lengths; hook cams available to suit different frame configurations
Standards and Specifications
• Maximum static working loads on rotating cams vary by latch style, up to a maximum of 670 N (150 lbs.)
• Maximum static working load on push-to-close styles is 330 N (74 lbf)

Industry Applications
• Bus, Coach & RV
• Enclosure Companies
• HVAC – Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning
• Industrial Machinery
• Self Service Point of Sale




 Standard Series


Standard E5 Cam Series


Standard E5 Cam Series


  •  Available in a variety of head styles – hand-actuated, tool-actuated, and keylocking


  • Available in multiple body material options – die-cast zinc, glass-filled nylon, and 304 and 316 stainless steel


  • Tool-operated versions are spring-loaded for grip tolerance and vibration resistance


  • Latch bodies fit door panels up to 6 mm (.24") thick, and numerous cam offsets satisfy a wide range of grip dimensions – from 4 mm (.16") to 42 mm (1.65")


  • Ergonomic wing knob features built-in pull, turns/opens with one continuous motion, adapts for multi-point latching


  • Padlocking wing knob styles available for left- or right-handed operation


  • Available in black, bright chrome, or stainless steel finishes




Low Profile Series


Low Profile Series


Low Profile E5 Cam Series


  • Low-profile, tapered styling creates a more favorable aesthetics


  • Available in 13 head styles for hand-actuated convenience and tool-actuated security


  • Combination of two body housings and numerous cam offsets satisfy a wide range of grip dimensions – from 2 mm (.08") to 44 mm (1.73")


  • Select housing style, drive stud head style, cam, and sealing options separately to satisfy specific configuration needs


  • Two housing styles satisfy door panels from 1 to 6 mm (.04 to .24") thick or from 1 to 14 mm (.04 to .55") thick


  • Assemblies can be shipped unassembled, or shipped assembled to simplify installation in applications where grip exceeds panel thickness by 4 mm (.16") amount


  • Available in black powder coated or textured chrome plate finish 




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