M1 - Compression Latches

M1 - Compression Latches

Who says you can't have it all? Now, for installations that demand style as well as waterproof sealing, you can! Get the integrated look of a flush-mount latch, ease-of-use of a lift-and-turn latch, and sealing performance of a compression latch - all in one, the Southco M1.

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The sleek flush-mount design of these latches gives designers a more stylish alternative for delivering the functionality of compressive action that provides a watertight seal and dampens vibration to reduce noise and rattle. Simply lift the handle to release compression; and turn to have the pawl clear the frame.

  • Lift-and-turn action eliminates wear and tear on pawl and frame
  • Durable corrosion-resistant materials withstand use in outdoor environments
  • Available in two sizes and multiple finishes to suit a variety of panels
  • Supplied with gaskets and "O" rings for complete sealing where a watertight fit is desired
  • Installs conveniently in a single round hole
  • Concealed fasteners provide a clean exterior appearance
  • Fits Southco "one look, one latch" program for marine applications

Available Options

  • Six pawl options offer greater flexibility for custom fit
  • 2.5" model is available in a locking version, with basic keylock or 3-wafer keylock
  • Available in polished stainless steel finish, or in black, white, or beige polycarbonate construction

Standards and Specifications

  • M1 Lift-& Turn Compression Latches are suitable for applications involving NEMA 12 and IP-65 requirements

Industry Applications

  • Marine
  • Automotive - Trucks
  • Construction Equipment, Off-Highway Vehicles, Farm Equipment
  • HVAC
  • Industrial Enclosures
  • Industrial Machinery, Machine Tools and Metal Cutting
  • Lawn/Garden Equipment
  • Networking, Telecommunications, Computers, Electronic Enclosures
  • Railway

Small
2" model provides 4 mm (.16") compression
Large
2.5" model provides 6.4 mm (.25") compression