Section C – Latching Systems


  • C1 ‘Oval’ Paddles Hook-Latch Models

    C1 ‘OVAL’ PADDLES HOOK-LATCH MODELS By re-shaping the ‘paddle’ latch concept, we have created a stylish new range that will meet the evolving needs of equipment designers for more attractive door furniture. Our new ‘Oval’ paddles have superb appearance and are quick and easy to install. Made in tough, self-colour moulded materials for corrosion resistance, they are flush-fitting and have no visible mounting points. The […]


  • C2 ‘Oval’ Paddles Slam-Bolt Models

    C2 ‘OVAL’ PADDLES SLAM-BOLT MODELS By re-shaping the ‘paddle’ latch concept, we have created a stylish new range that will meet the evolving needs of equipment designers for more attractive door furniture. Our new ‘Oval’ paddles have superb appearance and are quick and easy to install. Made in tough, self-colour moulded materials for corrosion resistance, they are flush-fitting and have no visible mounting points. These […]


  • C3 Weatherproof ‘Paddles’ Hooklatch Action

    C3 WEATHERPROOF ‘PADDLES’ HOOKLATCH ACTION WBH has completely re-designed the traditional rectangular ‘paddle’ to eliminate apertures in the rear shell that could allow entry of water, using composite materials to prevent corrosion and scratching. These new paddles are weatherproof, lightweight, and acoustically ‘quiet’. Flush-fitting, and with no visible mounting points, they can be quickly installed in the same aperture as our standard rectangular ‘paddles’ using ‘U’ bracket […]


  • C4 Weatherproof ‘Paddles’ Padlockable Models

    C4 WEATHERPROOF ‘PADDLES’ PADLOCKABLE MODELS WBH has completely re-designed the traditional rectangular ‘paddle’, eliminating apertures in the rear shell that might allow entry of water and using composite materials to prevent corrosion and scratching. This is a development on our ‘weatherproof’ concept, replacing the lock cylinder with a diecast, spring-loaded ‘pillar’ or knob, that allows a padlock to be fitted, providing visible evidence that […]


  • C5 Smaller-Size Diecast ‘Paddle’ Handle Series

    C5 SMALLER-SIZE DIECAST ‘PADDLE’ HANDLE SERIES The ‘Paddle’ concept provides an attractive, fully self-contained lock/latch, which is flush fitting and simple to install. The smallest models in our ‘paddle’ range, with smooth, blended lines made possible by diecast construction. Textured finish and invisible fixing make this design most suitable when good visual appearance is paramount.  “FT” Keys Optional Single-sided ‘FS’ keys as standard 9/00450 with […]


  • C6 Steel ‘Paddles’ Slam-Bolt Models

    C6 STEEL ’PADDLES’ SLAM-BOLT MODELS The ‘Paddle’ concept provides an attractive, fully self-contained lock/latch, which is flush fitting and simple to install. These are slam-action paddles using a machine-cut solid bolt. Stainless models have pierced rim, mild steel models are normally supplied with plain, unpierced rim for weld-on installation.  9/00408 (non-locking) stainless steel   9/00418 (locking) stainless steel  Single-sided ‘FS’ keys are standard ORDERING […]


  • C7 Steel ‘Paddles’ Slam-Bolt Options

    C7 STEEL ‘PADDLES’ SLAM-BOLT OPTIONS The ‘Paddle’ concept provides an attractive, fully self-contained lock/latch, which is flush fitting and simple to install. Many design options are available with ‘paddle’ latches. This page shows some of the special features available for slam-bolt models. 9/004060B built-mount models: ORDERING CODE Mild steel models, blind mounting (& gasket) 9/00460 Slam-bolt paddle, locking 9/00460B As above, […]


  • C8 Steel ‘Paddles’ Hook-Latch Models

    STEEL ‘PADDLES’ HOOK-LATCH MODELS The ‘Paddle’ concept provides an attractive, fully self-contained lock/latch, which is flush fitting and simple to install. This unique design replaces the conventional slam-bolt with a spring-loaded stainless steel ‘hook‘ that projects vertically from the back of the paddle case. Thisgives a much smoother action – doors close easily with gentle push, and do not ‘bounce back’. A striker (in stainless steel) ensures positive engagement […]


  • C9 Steel ‘Paddles’ Hook-Latch Options

    C9 STEEL ‘PADDLES’ HOOK-LATCH OPTIONS The ‘Paddle’ concept provides an attractive, fully self-contained lock/latch, which is flush fitting and simple to install. Many design options are available with ‘paddle’ latches. This page shows some of the special features available for hook-latch models. model with special 50mm ‘Extended Hook’ model with standard 32mm Standard ‘blind-mounted’ models shown below: ORDERING CODE Mild steel models, blind-mounting (& gasket) […]


  • C10 Steel ‘Paddles’ With 2-Step Rotary Latch

    C10 STEEL ‘PADDLES’ WITH 2-STEP ROTARY LATCH The ‘Paddle’ concept provides an attractive, fully self-contained lock/latch, which is flush fitting and simple to install. The advantage of this new design is that the built-in rotary latch provides very positive slam-action and anti-burst protection, which prevents accidental opening through vibration or impact. Ideal for large mobile items of plant and equipment but not suitable for vehicle personnel doors. 9/00492  9/00426 […]


  • C11 Steel ‘Paddles’ 2-Way Models

    C11 STEEL ‘PADDLES’ 2-WAY MODELS The ‘Paddle’ concept provides an attractive, fully self-contained lock/latch, which is flush fitting and simple to install. With these units the paddle case has an integral 2-way mechanism, allowing it to be used for slam systems on larger doors, fitted vertically or horizontally. Full choice of finish options, with several types of end latches. Order as centre units only, […]


  • C12 Steel Paddles Standard Panel-Piercing Dimensions

    C12 STEEL PADDLES STANDARD PANEL-PIERCING DIMENSIONS   These are recommended panelpiercing dimensions for our range of standard-size steel paddle latches, both locking and non-locking models. Note the different fixing-centres for open-fix and concealed-fix (‘blindmounted’) models.   Open-fixing models can be mounted with rivets, or M6 (1/4-inch) dome-headed bolts and appropriate washers and securing nuts.   Concealed-fix models have 4-off weldstuds, (M6 x 15mm) at positions shown. Recommended maximum torque […]


  • C13 ‘Deep-Dish’ Paddles, Slam-Bolt Models

    C13 ‘DEEP-DISH’ PADDLES, SLAM-BOLT MODELS By providing a deeper, longer case and relocating the lock cylinder, these ‘paddles’ allow easy and unimpeded access by a gloved hand. They are highly suited to larger doors and heavy items of plant. Mild steel or stainless models, non-handed. 9/02028 (in mild steel)    Double-sided “FT” keys as standard ORDERING CODE Mild steel models with plain rim 9/02006 Deep-dish […]


  • C14 ‘Deep-Dish’ Paddles, Hooklatch Models

    C14 ‘DEEP-DISH’ PADDLES, HOOKLATCH MODELS With this design a spring-loaded steel ‘hook’ projects vertically from the back of the paddle case, which engages with a rod or loop striker. This gives a smooth action and doors close easily without ‘bounce back’. These models are widely used on construction plant for toolboxes and engine covers. 9/02022 (in mild steel) Double-sided “FT” keys as standard   9/00406 Striker (stainless) […]


  • C15 ‘Deep-dish’ Paddles, Reversed-Flap

    ‘Deep-dish’ paddles, reversed-flap These unique, ‘reversed-flap’ models offer a new solution to the problems involved with securing of top-hinged doors. Previously, the only options were to use a ‘drop-T’ deadbolt, or a 2-way ‘paddle’ system, the latter often creating difficulties with insulation material or structural members. Fully-flush and attractively finished, the new paddles have a […]


  • C16 ‘Deep-Dish’ Paddles, Padlockable

    C16 ‘DEEP-DISH’ PADDLES, PADLOCKABLE This new, padlockable version of our ‘deep-dish’ paddle latch is ideal for applications where it is necessary to visually check that compartments have been secured, or with rental equipment when the operator prefers to fit their own standard padlock. The deep, wide case gives easy access for a gloved hand and the ‘reverse flap’ design means the latch gives good leverage and can […]


  • C17 ‘Deep-Dish’ Paddles, 2-Way Models

    C17 ‘DEEP-DISH’ PADDLES, 2-WAY MODELS With this design the paddle case has an integral 2-way mechanism, allowing it to be used for slam systems on larger doors, fitted vertically or horizontally. Order as centre units only, or as full system. 9/02239 2-way full set (using mild centre case, and latches and links). ORDERING CODE Stainless models with pierced rim (& gasket) 9/02238 2-way […]


  • C18 ‘Deep-Dish’ Paddles, Standard Panel-Piercing Dimensions

    C18 ‘DEEP-DISH’ PADDLES, STANDARD PANEL-PIERCING DIMENSIONS   The illustrations show recommended panel-piercing dimensions for ‘deep-dish’ paddles, both locking and non-locking models. Open fixing versions can be mounted using M6 or 1/4 inch dome-headed bolts, (or equivalent rivets) and appropriate washers and securing nuts.   Stud-fixed models. Concealed-fixing versions have 4-off weld studs M6 x 15mm, at different positions to holes. Request engineering drawing. Recommended maximum torque for securing weld-studs is […]


  • C19 ‘Deep-Dish’ Paddles, With Studs For Blindmounting

    C19 ‘DEEP-DISH’ PADDLES, WITH STUDS FOR BLINDMOUNTING This page illustrates an optional method of fixing from within, which gives a neat appearance, more resistant to corrosion and physical interference. ‘Blindmounting’ is available with all operating models. 9/02010B/IR Slam-bolt, black, with studs and gasket (also shows optional inside release knob). ORDERING CODE Stainless models (slam-bolt), with studs 9/02030 Deep-dish paddle, locking 9/02030/01 As above, FT111 9/02031 […]


  • C20 Semi Flush Recess Latch With Full Water Sealing

    C20 SEMI-FLUSH RECESS LATCH WITH FULL WATER-SEALING Robust, one-piece latch, very easily fitted. Looks good on machinery enclosures, cabinets and inspection panels, providing highly cost-effective alternative to plant-on handles or other flush-latch systems. 9/01840 View of underside showing circular form & tapped bosses ORDERING CODE 9/01840 Semi-flush recess latch 9/01840/1 As above, FS 880 standard keys 9/01841 Non-locking model   SPECIFICATION A […]


  • C21 Model 21 Flush Fit Compression Latch

    C21 FLUSH FIT COMPRESSION LATCH Is an altogether new design in composite materials, providing a well-styled, versatile locking unit. Fixed invisibly, without ugly bolts or rivets, it allows easy adjustment with the latching point either above or below the handle, and with 6mm of ‘take-up’ to make an effortless seal against gasketed doors. The latch is ideal for electrical enclosures and ‘visible’ applications where good appearance […]


  • C22 Model 21 New Concept Compression Latch

    C22 ‘MODEL 21’ NEW CONCEPT COMPRESSION LATCH   A truly revolutionary design which takes the central idea of the traditional ‘drop-T’ latch and reworks it from first principles, greatly improving both function and appearance to make this a latch fit for the 21st Century. Superb styling, with elegant and symmetrical oval shape. Turn-&-press to compress latch against a gasketed door-edge. Fast and easy ‘invisible’ fixing through simple panel […]


  • C24 ‘Drop-T’ Non-locking Latches

    C24 ‘DROP-T’ NON-LOCKING LATCHES Identical in function to locking models, but with no lock cylinder and reduced pan dimensions. These are used when no security is required or where free-opening is mandatory (fire equipment, etc). 9/01505 Single-point model in ‘rest’ position. ORDERING CODE Stainless Steel Models 9/01505 LH, non-locking, stainless steel 9/01506 RH, non-locking, stainless steel Mild Steel Models […]


  • C23 ‘Drop-T’ Single-Point Latches

    C23 ‘DROP-T’ SINGLE-POINT LATCHES Self-contained handle, lock and adjustable latch in a flush-fitting recess pan, with good resistance to water penetration. Easily fixed into a simple cut-out, with shaped latch tongue giving 3mm take-up against gasketed door edge. Stainless or carbon-steel models. Suits vehicle compartments & toolboxes, compressors, generators, other large enclosures. 9/01501 Single-point model showing standard latch bar and adjustment nuts ORDERING CODE […]


  • C25 Drop T Models With Stud Fixing

    C25 ‘DROP-T’ MODELS WITH STUD-FIXING This is an optional feature which allows the ‘Drop-T’ unit to be secured from beneath, with no mounting holes, screws or rivets visible from outside. Four weld-studs (M6 x 15 mm) are fitted to the flanges in same positions as normal mounting holes, giving better appearance, more security, and preventing entry of corrosion-causing agents. Stud-fixing is an […]


  • C26 Drop T Padlockable Models

    C26 ‘DROP-T’ PADLOCKABLE MODELS Identical in function and dimensions to standard locking models, but allowing a padlock to be fitted. This is ideal when it is necessary to visually check that compartments have been secured, and with rental equipment when the operator prefers to fit their own standard padlock. All of the regular options are available but a diecast, spring-loaded knob replaces the usual lock cylinder. […]


  • C27 ‘Drop-T’ 3-Way Latch System

    C27 ‘DROP-T’ 3-WAY LATCH SYSTEM The 3-way ‘Drop-T’ provides a complete latching system for the largest doors. Handle. lock, latch and flush recess pan form a self contained unit needing only a simple cut-out. Rods attached on site and adjustable for either LH or RH movement. Suits drop-down hatches, truck toolboxes and other large enclosures. – Complete system, supplied with rods and guides – […]


  • C28 Drop T 3 Way Non Locking Latch System

    C28 ‘DROP-T’ 3-WAY NON LOCKING LATCH SYSTEM The multi-point ‘Drop-T’ is available as non-locking versions, usually with centre latching tongue and rods. Rods attached on site and adjustable for either LH or RH movement. 9/01563 ORDERING CODE 9/01563 3-way Drop-T set, stainless,non locking, c/w rods 9/01564 3-way Drop-T set, mild steel,non locking, c/w rods 9/01569 Centre only, 3-way, stainless,non […]


  • C29 Drop T 2-Way Models

    C29 ‘DROP-T’ 2-WAY MODELS With multi-point versions the centre latching tongue can be removed to provide 2-way action only. The centre case can then be used with rods, or with standard end latches as illustrated. Adjustable for either LH or RH movement.  9/01621 2-way slam latch system ORDERING CODE 9/01621 2-way Drop-T slam system,stainless case, mixed differ. 9/01621/01 As above FS880 9/01622 […]


  • C30 Drop T Models Standard Panel Piercing Dimensions

    C30 ‘DROP-T’ MODELS STANDARD PANEL-PIERCING DIMENSIONS The illustrations show recommended panel-piercing dimensions for all models of ‘Drop-T’ latches, both locking and non-locking models. Open fixing versions can be mounted using M6 or 1/4 inch dome-headed bolts, (or equivalent rivets) and appropriate washers and securing nuts. Concealed- fixing versions have 4-off weld studs, M6 x 15mm, at same positions. Panel Piercing – Locking Models. […]


  • C31 2-Way Slam Systems

    2-way slam systems The standard model illustrated is representative of a family of 2-way centre mechanisms, used with our end latches to provide slam action on two sides of a door or panel. Right-hand and left-hand systems are available, with many options to suit (volume) applications. Ordering code Standard Models 9/02058 2-way system complete, RH […]


  • C32 2 or 3 Way Slam Centres

    C32 2/3-WAY SLAM CENTRES An exceptionally neat and compact unit which is used to make up 2- way or 3-way slam systems. ‘Quickfit’ attachment points on case allow link bars to be quickly and easily attached, (generally with slam latches 3/22387). The integral slambolt provides centre-latching when fitted. Right hand centre (3/12507), shown with attachment points fully extended. 2-way centre (3/12508) is identical, but without […]


  • C33 2 or 3 Way Slam Systems

    2/3-way slam systems These versatile systems are assembled on site from standard end-latches, together with centre case (opposite) and connecting bars. The three slam bolts act together and are withdrawn simultaneously. Left and right-hand versions are identical apart from position of centre bolt and direction of rotation of centre follow-bush. 2-way versions do not have […]


  • C34 2-Way Deadbolt Mechanism

    C34 2-WAY DEADBOLT MECHANISM A 2-way ‘conformity’ latch that is narrower and more completely enclosed than standard 2-way rod latches, with easily accessible points for attachments of rods or flat bars and fully in-line ‘throw’. Used for roller shutters, compartments and larger doors.  9/01050 Centre case only (shown with links fully extended)1/29624 Round rod (1100mm length)9/01454 Flat bar (1000mm length) ORDERING CODE […]


  • C35 2 Way Rod Latches

    2-way rod latches Again, a design which is an industry-standard for securing large doors requiring latching on two edges. This is a ‘deadbolt’ system with 10 mm diameter rods driven by centre bush, and held extended by action of a strong spring. Right-hand and left-hand models are available, with many special options. Ordering code 3/18794 […]


  • C36 3-Way Rod Latches

    3-way rod latches A heavy-duty design which provides 3-point latching with an exceptional amount of ‘throw’. This is a ‘deadbolt’ system with 10 mm diameter rods driven by centre bush, and held extended by action of a strong spring. Right-hand and left-hand models are available, with many options. Ordering code 3/18238 3-way rod latch, RH, […]


  • C38 Surface – Mount Slam Latch Set With Inside Safety Release

    C38 SURFACE – MOUNT SLAM LATCH SET WITH INSIDE SAFETY RELEASE This latch is widely used for largesize insulated enclosures, such as cold stores or containerised units, where a surface-mounted latch is preferable to avoid breaching the integrity of the door. With slam action against a roller striker, this system can be used on doors flush-fit against the frame, or offset between […]