New Southco Cam Latch Product Extensions Increase Range Performance – Available Now at Zygology

Available now at Zygology, Southco have introduced new product extensions to simplify design and increase the performance and versatility of the E5 Cam Latch series:

  • An extended housing version for accommodating increased panel thickness.
  • A roller cam option that compensates for inadequate gasket compression.
  • A flush mounting cup that provides flush and sub flush installation capabilty capability.

The E5 Cam Latch series continues to provide affordable simplicity by offering quick access with just a quarter turn, plus flexibility of modular design for numerous actuation and dimensional options. These new product releases offer reliable performance for a variety of applications where light compression and sealing is required, especially for HVAC and industrial enclosures.

How The Simplified Features Increase Performance

The extended housing accommodates panel and door thicknesses up to 52mm. This delivers light compression and is ideal for applications where sealing efficiency is a key design consideration, such as enclosures with thermal insulation used in the commercial HVAC industry.

The plastic roller-style cam reduces the operational force required and provides light compression for simple enclosure applications. This provides secure cam engagement and up to 2mm of light-duty compression and eliminates vibration and rattling during operation. The smooth rotation of the cam roller reduces frictional force and improves door opening and closing compared to using a flat cam.

The roller cam also offers an economic, secure solution for overcoming inadequate gasket compression with low operating efforts and is also compatible with our E5 Cam Latches as well as other Southco product series including:

  • H3 Swing handle Cam Latches,
  • E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latches,
  • M1 Compression Latches
  • 92 T- and L-Handle Style Cam Latches

The flush mounting cup accessory that can be combined with any of Southco’s E5 Cam Latches or E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latches to meet NEMA 4 and IP65 requirements for water and dust protection. This allows the latch to be mounted flush to the panel by recessing the mounting point and is available with threaded stud or through-hole mounting styles, offering design flexibility to best fit the requirements of the application.

Updated Southco E5 Cam Latch Series’ Features:

  • Extended housing version accommodate 52mm panel thickness
  • Flush mounting cup accessory provides water and dust protection
  • Plastic roller cam reduces operational force
  • Economic solution delivers up to 2mm of compression

Industry Applications:

  • HVAC – Heating / Ventilation / Air Conditioning
  • Bus, Coach and Recreational Vehicles
  • Enclosures
  • Furniture
  • Industrial Machinery

New Opportunities For Zygology Customers

Discussing the new product extensions of the E5 Cam Latch series, Zygology Sales Director Richard Avery said, “The simplified design and performance benefits will be especially beneficial for our HVAC customers, but also any client application where light compression and secure sealing is required.

“The new range extensions are a positive development for our cam latch range and our customers.”

Get In Touch With The Assembly Experts

If you’d like a sample or to discuss how the E5 Cam Latch series can meet your assembly requirements, get in touch with our friendly team of experts today on 0808 123 1221 or email

You can also see more our full range of Southco E5 Cam Latches here.

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