Slide to Open Latches

A3 Slide Latches

All of these molded-plastic slide latches provide a low installed cost, plus convenient installation and operation, with differences in the size and grip style of each latch designed to suit individual applications. All offer snap-in installation in a single rectangular hole, and all use a simple sliding action to open. Choose slide latch style and size according to your application dimensions. Molded-in tabs are used to grip the appropriate sheet metal thickness.

80 Snap-In Latches

Need a quick solution for latching applications that go beyond traditional panel-against-frame applications? Now you can combine push button opening and push-to-close convenience in an easy-to-install snap-in latch that suits co-planar panel mating applications. Unique molded acetal latching mechanism flexes during push-to-close operation, enabling latch to work with sliding panels on the same plane, or with mating panels on the front of a clamshell-type enclosure.

B7 Sliding Flush Latches

Here’s the ultimate recess-mounted slide latch housing – one that can be mounted completely behind the door panel, by welding, rivets, or a thin-profile flush-mount trimplate with integral mounting studs. Spring-loaded latch slide operates from inside or outside of enclosure, opens quickly, and closes with just a push. Latch housing mounts to interior of door panel, with or without optional mounting trimplate on exterior of panel. When used without trimplate or optional keylock option, limits on panel thickness are virtually eliminated.

MM Grabber Panel Latches

A great latching mechanism for sliding door or clamshell compartment door applications. A dual-pawl design provides double the gripping power and keeps the latch centered on the “T”-shaped striker. Simple push-to-close action engages both pawls around striker and holds fast, despite forces applied by twisting or torque. The Grabber is a non-locking rim latch with a “T” shaped striker included. Simply push latch against striker to close. Rotating the latch knob causes the two spring-loaded pawls to retract from the striker.

A6 Quarter-Turn To Open Latches

Add the convenience of push-to-close operation on your enclosure, with this compact, robust latch that is easy to install and easy to operate. Just a quarter turn of the knob or hex socket retracts the slide for easy opening, and a simple push snaps the latch shut again. These latches install quickly, using a threaded sleeve with lockwasher to clamp the latch body in position on the door panel. Slim-profile latch housing takes up little space inside the enclosure. Specify latches by grip/frame thickness, in either of two actuation styles.