16/27/48 - Single-Hole Mount Self-Adjusting Compression Latches

16/27/48 - Single-Hole Mount Self-Adjusting Compression Latches

Provide firm compressive action to reduce panel vibration and noise, with these unobtrusive, compact latch designs. Multiple actuation styles offer choice of hand-actuated convenience or tool-actuated restricted-access security, with just a fraction of a turn.

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When closing, pawl rides along threaded shaft until engaging frame, then an extra turn adjusts the amount of compression applied. To open, a short turn releases the compression and rotates pawl away from frame.

  • Hand actuated knobs provide textured surface for sure grip
  • Tool-actuated styles provide added security of restricted access
  • User adjustable grip and compression accommodates a wide range of installation variations and changes
  • Multiple pawl options offer a choice of grip ranges - from .8 mm (.03") to 22.2 mm (.88")
  • Single-hole mounting style makes installation quick and simple

Available Options

  • Available in multiple sizes to meet dimensions and grip range of application
  • Optional pawl indicator shows position of pawl within enclosure
  • Head style options match application requirements for hand or tool actuation
  • Multiple material/finish options include corrosion-resistant materials

Standards and Specifications

  • Operating temperature range: -20°C (0°F) to 80°C (180°F)
  • Flammability rating for black nylon knobs: UL94-HB or UL94-V2

Industry Applications

  • Automotive- Trucks
  • Construction Equipment, Off-Highway Vehicles, Farm Equipment
  • Electronic Enclosures
  • Exhibits/Signs
  • Food Equipment
  • HVAC
  • Industrial Enclosures
  • Industrial Machinery, Machine Tools, Metal Cutting
  • Marine
  • Medical
  • Networking, Telecommunications, Computers
  • Railway
  • Vending Machines

Miniature size (27 Class) fits panels up to 4.8 mm (.19") thick, with grip range from 0.8 mm (.03") to 7.1 mm (.28")
Small size (48 Class) fits panels up to 4.8 mm (.19") thick, with grip range from 2.4 mm (.09") to 22.2 mm (.88")
Large pawl indicator style (16 Class, 300 Series) fits panels up to 4.8 mm (.19") thick, with grip range from 1.6 mm (.06") to 20.6 mm (.81")
Small pawl indicator style (16 Class, 400 Series) fits panels up to 2.4 mm (.09") thick, with grip range from 1.6 mm (.06") to 14.3 (.56")
Miniature pawl indicator style (16 Class, 500 Series) fits panels up to 2.4 mm (.09") thick, with grip range from 3.2 (.12") to 10.3 mm (.41")
Hand Actuated:
  • Knob Style (available in small size)
  • Black Nylon Knob (available in miniature size)
  • Knurled Knob (available in miniature size)


Tool Actuated:
  • Low-Profile Slotted Head (available in miniature and small sizes)
  • Hex Socket (available in miniature and small sizes)
  • Phillips Recess (available in small size)

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