For the temporary application force between two units, latches and catches can be used. These parts can be found in many industries. They are often found on items such as chests, cabinets, and toolboxes. Some models can be fitted with a locking device for extra security.
Features & Benefits
There are many options for these latches, including straight bails for maximum strength and curved bails to compensate for variations in mounting or gasket set.
- The over-center mechanism allows secure co-planar latching
- For maximum strength and shock resistance, choose from flat or curved wire links
- Concealed mounting options provide a clean appearance
What Is A Centre Latch?
Over centre latch is a type of mechanical fastener and can be used to join multiple objects or allow for their regular separation. They are usually used to attach another piece of hardware to another mounting surface. The hardware can be referred to as a strike, catch, or whatever depending on its design.
It is a piece of mechanical hardware that allows for secure fastening of panels, surfaces, or objects to two surfaces. When unlocked it can be removed. The base plate, with attached loop and lever, and the catch plate are its main components. Once the loop is attached to the catch plate, the lever is tightened down and the loop is secured onto it, tension is created. When the handle is pulled to the vertical position, tension is released.
How Does Center Latch Work?
The center latch operating principle uses a calibrated system that consists of pivots and levers. The toggle action has an over-center lock point. Once it reaches that position, the latch is locked in place. The latch cannot be moved or unlocked without a certain force being applied to the handle. Because the handle provides leverage, unlocking is easy. You can adjust the length of the screw loop to change the amount of power required to unlock the latch.
Maximum Load Values
There are many benefits to a center latch. You should consider the full benefit of the product, as well as the safety and security that comes with working safely with the maximum load limits. Every product is designed to withstand a specific maximum load. These values are clearly stated in every product description. You must be aware of the strength values to ensure that you do not exceed maximum tensile strengths.
Material And Finish
Before you decide on the product’s design, it is important to consider the material as well as the surface finish. You should choose from a variety of steels depending on where the product will be used and the stress it will experience once it is installed.
Select Lok Centre Latch
The power generation industry uses steel toggles and latches for oil, gas, electricity, and nuclear, especially in grades 316/1.4404 stainless steel. The most common use of these latches is to secure covers, lids, and valve boxes. To fix the stainless steel center latch, you will need to use rivets to attach them to sheet metal.
Standard toggles are made to the highest standards. We offer over 40 styles, mainly stainless and aluminum. Our toggles are available with springs or quick release. We offer a range of toggles for use in the oil and natural gas industry, both onshore and offshore. These include a cotter pin that is impossible to misplace due to a unique safety device.