Latches and catches are designed for the temporary application of force between two units. These parts are found in many industries and can often be found on products such as, chests, cabinets, tool boxes, lids, drawers, doors, electrical boxes, HVAC enclosures, amongst many more. For added security, some models feature the ability to add a locking device.
Features & Benefits
These latches are available in a wide range of wire bail options, including straight bails for maximum strength, and curved bails that flex to compensate for variation in mounting or gasket set.
- Over-center mechanism allows secure co-planar latching
- Flat and curved wire link styles for maximum strength and shock resistance
- Concealed mounting styles provide a clean surface appearance
What Is A Toggle Latch
Commonly known as a type of mechanical fastener, toggle latches join two or more objects and allow regular separation. They typically engage another piece of hardware on another mounting surface. Depending on their design and type, the hardware may be known as a strike or catch.
It is a mechanical piece of hardware which in the locked position ensures secure fastening of two surfaces, panels or objects and when unlocked allows separation. The main components are the base plate with lever and attached loop and the other being the catch plate. The tension is created once the loop is hooked onto the catch plate and the lever is clamped down. Tension is released when the handle is pulled up to the vertical position.
How Toggle Latches Work
The toggle latch operating principle is a calibrated system of levers and pivots. Toggle action has an over center lock point; once it reaches over center position latch is securely locked in place. It cannot be moved or unlocked unless a certain amount of force is used to pull the handle and get over the cam. The unlocking process is simple due to the leverage provided by the handle. The amount of power needed to unlock the latch can be changed by adjusting the screw loop length.
Maximum Load Values
Toggle latches have various benefits to offer. Full benefit use of the product and working safe with the maximum load values should be considered. Each product was developed for a certain maximum load and values are specified within every product description. It is important to observe the strength values in order to not exceed any maximum tensile strength values.
Material & Finish
It is important to consider the material and surface finish even before you choose the product’s design. Depending on the application environment where it will be used and stress it will receive once installed, you should consider the various types of steel.
- Steel Zinc Plated
- T304 Stainless Steel
- T316 Stainless Steel
GOEBEL Now Manufacturers Toggle Latches
Steel toggle and latches are widely used within the power generation industry oil, gas, electricity, nuclear especially in grade 316 / 1.4404 stainless steel. There most popular use is for securing covers, lids and valve boxes. Stainless steel toggle latches are usually secured using rivets to fasten them into sheet metal.
Our standard toggles are manufactured to the highest standard with a product range of over 40 styles mainly in stainless steel but also in aluminum and zinc plated or galvanized steel. Our toggles can be supplied as quick release or with springs and locking device. Toggles are widely used in the oil and gas industry both on and offshore, we have a new range of toggles that are used for securing fire jet boxes for safety these include a cotter pin that cannot be misplaced due to a revolutionary safety device.
These toggles are designed to achieve the high tensile strengths of NORSOK standard and they easily exceed these levels. Our toggles are produced to meet many international standards of CINI, SHELL, NORSOK and to CE standards along with certification ASTM A167/A240 Produced in grades 304 /1.4301 and 316 / 1.4401 as standard we can also supply in Duplex, all our toggles are x-ray tested prior to shipping to ensure all components are approved . Stainless steel toggles are fire resistant and 100% recyclable.
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