Stainless Steel Latch is designed for smaller enclosures.

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Featuring pull-tab actuation and push-to-close latch engagement, M1-15 latch is constructed of cast stainless steel and suits enclosures that require corrosion-resistance. It has 122 lb max recommended working load rating and also performs in mobile applications where contents of enclosure can shift and create impact load on inside of door. Able to be installed in singe 1.5 in. round hole, latch comes in standard non-locking style and optional locking version.



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Compact Stainless Steel Latch Provides Style, Strength, Convenience For Smaller Enclosures



Concordville, PA, April 23, 2008-The addition of a new compact, stainless steel M1-15 latch to the line of Southco(r) M1 push-to-close latches offers a new option for enclosures that demand corrosion-resistant durability in a compact housing to fit smaller profile doors and drawers. Pull-tab actuation and push-to-close latch engagement provide fingertip convenience for opening and closing. And with a 122 pound (545 N) maximum recommended working load rating-higher than most latches of similar size-this latch is designed to deliver robust performance even in mobile applications where the contents of an enclosure can shift and create an impact load on the inside of the door.

Cast stainless steel construction provides a smooth, attractive surface that can stand up to harsh marine environments or repetitive washdown and cleaning cycles in foodservice, medical or industrial applications. Its attractive design and multiple finish options-polished stainless steel as standard with brushed nickel, satin nickel, diamond brass, or black available upon request-also make it an option for furniture applications. As part of the M1 family of latches, it provides a consistency of look and finish that complements the use of other Southco access hardware. In addition to the standard non-locking style, a lockable version provides the option of keylocking access control.

The M1-15 is easy to install in a singe 1.5-inch round hole, and presents a smooth, virtually flush installed look with no visible mounting hardware. Provided with a reversible mounting bracket, it accommodates door panel thicknesses ranging from 0.02 inches to 0.75 inches (0.5 mm to 19 mm).

For more information, visit Southco's website at www.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.

SOUTHCO CONTACT: Dale Clouser
610-361-6551
dclouser@southco.com

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