Vibration resistant fastening from Southco® 07 June 2016

Southco® has expanded its E3 VISE ACTION® compression latch series with an adjustable grip style. It features lightweight, aluminium construction, making it ideal for rugged outdoor applications that require higher strength, without adding additional weight.

Similar to the standard E3 line, the adjustable grip version delivers robust, vibration resistant fastening. It features a variety of grip lengths and is available in numerous head style options for added security. Additionally, the adjustable grip E3 features the same panel hole preparation as the standard series and is available with pre-installed pawl options to minimise installation time.
The adjustable latch is tested to EN 45545, the European fire resistance standard, as well as EN 61373, the shock and vibration standard for railway applications, and is suitable for a wide variety of industries.
Loc Tieu, global product manager at Southco, said: “With its adjustable grip style and lightweight, aluminium construction, our newest E3 compression latch is a cost-effective alternative for a wide variety of applications where aggressive vibration is a factor. Its highly configurable design and proven fire resistance make the adjustable grip E3 an ideal solution for challenging operator environments.


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