Compression Latch features lightweight, aluminum construction.

Press Release Summary:

Providing vibration-resistant fastening, E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latch is suitable for variety of transportation applications. Corrosion-resistant, aluminum unit features smooth operation design that aligns pawl behind frame and draws it up tight with single continuous half-turn motion. Compression action provides consistent .25 in. pull-up for environmental sealing in gasketed applications and helps minimize or eliminate noise and rattles.

Original Press Release:

New Aluminum Vise Action® Compression Latch From Southco Delivers Robust Fastening Without Added Weight

CONCORDVILLE, Pa. — Southco, Inc., a global leader in engineered access solutions, has recently added a lightweight, aluminum version of its highly successful E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latch, which delivers robust, vibration-resistant fastening. The aluminum E3 is suitable for use in a variety of transportation applications and across numerous other industries.

The E3 Compression Latch features lightweight, aluminum construction and provides higher strength and superior cycle life for heavy duty installations. Commonality with existing products allows for simplified installation.

Global Product Manager Duncan McArdle adds, “The aluminum E3 Compression Latch offers an option to upgrade to a higher strength, corrosion resistant latch compared to latches constructed of zinc alloy.”

For more information about Southco’s complete line of E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latches, please visit, e-mail the 24/7 customer service department at, call 610-459-4000 or fax your inquiry to 610-459-4012.

Southco is the leading and trusted global source for engineered access hardware solutions, including a variety of latches, locks, captive fasteners, quick access fasteners, hinges, handles, inserts, electronic access solutions, and other accessories for applications in the networking, telecommunications, computer, automotive, aerospace, medical, mass transit, off-highway/construction, RV/caravan, industrial machinery, marine and HVAC industries.

Southco is passionately focused on delivering customized engineering solutions and global support for its customers. The company aspires to be a virtual engineering center for its customers’ engineered access solutions and is committed to providing outstanding quality and overall satisfaction. Southco’s promise to its customers is to connect, create and innovate to provide the best solution for every access engineering problem.

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