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Southco’s New Compression Latch Features Padlockable T-Handle Design

Product Updates, Southco

Southco’s VISE ACTION® series is designed for quick, secure closure in applications where vibration, sealing, and quality are required. The smooth operation of the VISE ACTION® design aligns the cam behind the frame and draws it up tight with a single continuous half-turn motion.

This new compression latch comes with an easy-to-grip knob and handle-actuated styles in order to provide quick, simple access. Its key-actuated and tool-actuated styles help to restrict access and discourage vandalism, while its low-profile and flush-mount styles minimize the protrusion above the panel. Southco's new VISE ACTION® series comes available in both fixed-grip and adjustable grip versions.

The original Southco VISE ACTION® latching mechanism combines with numerous body and head styles designed to suit specific installation and application requirements.

Product Features

  • Stainless steel construction suitable for harsh environments
  • T-handle design for ergonomic grip
  • Integrated padlockable feature for enhanced security
  • Tested to European Standard EN61373 for shock and vibration and meets NEMA 4/IP65 standards

Industry Applications

  • Rail  
  • Aerospace 
  • Bus & Coach 
  • Specialty Vehicle

If you would like more information on Southco's new VISE ACTION® series contact your Tower representative at 800.688.6937, or by using our online information request form.