97 - Over-Center Series Latches

97 - Over-Center Series Latches

Lever-actuated operation creates over-center action, and the simple, attractive design of this latch incorporates natural tension right into the curved latch-spring mechanism, to prevent accidental opening. Multiple sizes, finishes, keeper designs, and other options satisfy a variety of application requirements.

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The curved latching blade provides built-in tension and flexing to absorb shock, vibration, or variations in mounting dimensions, without additional visible springs. Folding down the lever pulls mating in-line panels tight.

  • A variety of keepers and latch tab styles are available for different application requirements
  • Multiple material and finish options satisfy different installation environments
  • Added security options available

Available Options

  • Available in various steel and stainless steel options
  • Built-in padlock and tamper-evident seal options available for 50 Series sizes and up
  • 50 Series models available with secondary catch for added security against accidental opening from shock or vibration
  • 50 Series and 70 Series available with latch lever tabs angled up or down

Industry Applications

  • Automotive, Passenger Vehicles, Trucks
  • Construction Equipment, Off-Highway Vehicles, Farm Equipment
  • Food Equipment
  • Furniture
  • HVAC
  • Industrial Machinery, Machine Tools, Metal Cutting
  • Lawn Garden Equipment
  • Marine
  • Medical

Small (30 Series) models provide 135 N (30 lb.) clamping force
Medium (50 Series) light-duty models provide 310 N (70 lb.) clamping force, in three spring lengths
Medium (50 Series) heavy-duty models provide 670 N (150 lb.) clamping force, in three spring lengths
Large (60 Series) models provide 290 N (65 lb.) clamping force
Extra-large (70 Series) models provide 645 N (145 lb.) clamping force
Exposed-keeper design allows latch/keeper interface to be closer to area of panel separation
Concealed-keeper design puts latch/keeper interface farther away from area of panel separation.
Button-type keeper design provides simple, single-hole mounting point to grip indent in latch spring