Product News: Fasteners & Hardware

E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latch comes with polished finish.

Press Release Summary:

E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latch comes with polished finish.

Apr 18, 2017 -

Made from stainless steel, E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latch meets EN61373, NEMA 4 and IP65 standards. Suitable for railway applications, unit delivers vibration-free fastening of heavily gasketed enclosures. Featuring T-handle grip and padlockable design, unit are available with pre-installed cam options and variety of grip lengths.

Original Press Release

Southco Introduces Padlockable Compression Latch with Ergonomic T-Handle

Press release date: Apr 13, 2017

Southco, Inc., a global leader in engineered access solutions, has expanded its successful E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latch series with an ergonomic T-handle version that features an integrated padlockable design. The padlockable E3 Compression Latch combines ergonomic operation with enhanced security to provide vibration resistant latching in rugged environments.

Constructed of robust stainless steel, the padlockable E3 offers high corrosion resistance and features a polished finish to complement industrial design. The padlockable E3 is tested to EN61373, the European standard for shock and vibration for railway applications, and meets NEMA 4 and IP65 standards for water and dust protection, making it suitable for a wide variety of applications across industries.

Similar to Southco’s standard E3 line, the padlockable version delivers robust, vibration-resistant fastening of heavily gasketed enclosures and is available in a variety of grip lengths. Additionally, the padlockable E3 features the same panel hole prep as the standard series, and is available either with pre-installed cam options to minimize installation time or without to enhance flexibility in modular use.

Global Product Manager Loc Tieu adds, “Southco’s newest E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latch features an ergonomic T-handle grip for gloved hand operation, and adds a padlockable design for additional security in rugged, outdoor applications where high strength compression is required.” For more information about the functionality of E3 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, 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.


Rachel Kane 

Southco, Inc.

P.O. Box 0116 210 N. Brinton Lake Road

Concordville, PA 19331-0116 USA

Phone: +1 610 459 4000

Fax: +1 610 459 4012