E3 - VISE ACTION® Compression Latches

E3 - VISE ACTION® Compression Latches

Designed for quick, secure closure in applications where vibration, sealing, and quality are paramount. The original Southco VISE ACTION® latching mechanism combines with numerous body and head styles designed to suit specific installation and application requirements.

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The smooth operation of the VISE ACTION® design aligns the pawl behind the frame and draws it up tight with a single continuous half-turn motion. Its compression action provides consistent 6.4 mm (.25") pull-up for environmental sealing in gasketed applications, and helps reduce or eliminate noise and rattles caused by vibration. Over-center latching resists accidental opening due to shock or vibration.

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  • Six body styles accommodate various door/panel thicknesses, grip ranges, actuator styles, and interior protrusion
  • Easy-to-grip knob and handle-actuated styles provide quick, simple access
  • More than 45 key-actuated and tool-actuated styles restrict access and discourage vandalism
  • Low-profile and flush-mount styles minimize protrusion above panel
  • Available in fixed-grip and adjustable grip versions
  • Many models suitable for NEMA 4 and IP-65 applications
  • Single-hole mounting styles provide for convenient installation

Available Options

  • Available in a range of materials and finishes, including: stainless steel, chrome plated, or black powder coated
  • Assembled versions facilitate quick and easy installation; unassembled versions are available for mounting in thicker doors and other restricted access situations
  • Models available to accommodate 2- and 3-point compression latching
  • Lightweight, hard anodized aluminum version complies with EN45545

Standards and Specifications

  • Appropriately gasketed models satisfy NEMA 4 and IP-65 applications
  • Models available for EMI/RFI sealing

Industry Applications

  • Rail  
  • Aerospace 
  • Bus & Coach 
  • Specialty Vehicle

Fixed Bracket for Flush Mount
Pull Tabs assist in opening panel
Industry-standard or custom keys permit built-in access control
Sealing Covers keep out dirt or moisture
Thin-Panel Flush Mount Brackets adapt standard latches for flush installation
Padlock Brackets offer add-on security options
Spur Washers permit latch mounting in single round hole
Small Size
Small size latches fit tight spaces or small access panels
Large Size
Large size latches provide greater leverage and durability for heavier installations and multi-point latching
Large Size, Minimal Protrusion
3-Hole Mount styles are well suited for thick-panel applications
Large Size Flush Design
Flush Mount versions create smooth surfaces on floor or door panels
Large Knob Style
Wide-Flange Knob and Handle styles provide ample grip for hand actuation

Watch the E3 Compression Latch in action in the short video below.

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E3 Compression Latch Operation

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Tool Operated
Knob
Key-Operated
8 mm Hex Recess
8 mm Triangle
7 mm Triangle
7 mm Square
Southco Tubular Key
Railway Standard
8 mm Square Driver
Bellcore 216
Bellcore Electronics
Knob
Slotted
T-Handle Locking
T-Handle Locking
Wing Knob, CH751 key code
Wing Knob, Non-locking
Wing Knob, Shuttered RK00 keycode
Wing Knob, without lock plug