01 November 2011
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Spring latches suit arduous environments

The GN722 series of 180° operation spring latches have been released by Elesa for use in steel fabrications or assemblies where quick and low cost positioning or locking is required with a simple manual activation.

The company tells us the latches have been specifically designed to function in arduous and dirty environments such as in the production of jigs and fixtures, in clamping devices and assembly installations, for locking, fixing and securing components and parts in dirty or messy work places such as those where dusty materials are involved. This would include production or service situations in industries such as shipbuilding, mining and agriculture.

The latch is operated by turning the thumb lever 180° to either retract or extend the indexing pin, location of the mechanism is ensured with an indexing notch for each position. Housings of the Elesa GN722 are in zinc plated cast steel with black painted finish and are provided with mounting lugs for machine screw or nut and bolt fixing. However, the product is left in natural steel to facilitate welding in position as required.

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Paul Gay

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Elesa (UK) Ltd

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