Push-To-Close Latch offers lockable security.

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Push-to-Close Slide-Bolt Latch provides secure latching with convenience of being able to slam latch closed, even if lock is engaged. Available in choice of steel or stainless steel, unit offers max working load of 125 lb. Steel, paddle-style actuator handle provides solid grip for gloved hands in construction, off-highway, and industrial applications. Riveted slide bracket permits installation of internal release handle inside enclosure.

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Industrial-Grade Push-To-Close Latch Provides Convenient Operation, Lockable Security

Concordville, PA, July 29, 2005 Southco announces a new push-to-close slide-bolt latch as the latest addition to a growing selection of Southco industrial-grade latches. This slide-bolt design, available with an optional keylocking feature for added security, provides secure latching with the convenience of being able to slam the latch closed even if the lock is engaged. Each lockable latch is shipped with two keys, and can be ordered in one of 500 keycode options.

The all-metal construction is available in a choice of steel or stainless steel bodies, each with a maximum working load of 555 N (125 pounds). A wide, thick, steel paddle-style actuator handle provides a solid and convenient grip for gloved hands in construction, off-highway, and industrial applications. A riveted slide bracket delivers consistent performance and permits installation of an internal release handle inside the enclosure.

A recessed cup that holds the wide handle and optional lock mechanism provides for virtually flush-profile installation. Attachment options include welded, riveted, or bolted mounting. All latch models install conveniently in a single rectangular hole, with minimal preparation time or effort.

Typical applications for the push-to-close slide bolt latch (Southco model number 64H) include industrial gensets, off-highway construction equipment, trucks, buses, and industrial equipment and enclosures.

For more information, visit Southco's website at southco.com; e-mail their 24/7 customer service department at info@southco.com; call 610-459-4000; or fax to 610-459-4012.

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

Southco is strongly focused on customized engineering solutions and global support for its key 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.

Dale Clouser

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