01 June 2010
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New latches suit heavy duty applications

A range of heavy duty over-centre latches, which Redditch-based Protex Fasteners claims is ideal for agricultural, industrial, earthmoving and process equipment sector applications, features all-riveted mounting baseplates that distribute assembly loads over a large bearing area.

These three new fasteners reflect continuous improvements to our manufacturing processes," said Protex's engineering director, Norman Evans. "The elimination of welded assembly, for example, ensures closer control of mechanical performance, as well as improved appearance and more consistent plating quality."

The Protex 43-3292, 43-4292 and 44-4292 latches are fully compatible with previous Protex 40 and 41 series latches and are offered in stainless or zinc plated mild steel – achieving ultimate tensile strengths of 2000 and 2500 kgf respectively. All models provide up to 20 mm of grip range adjustment as standard and can be sealed using lock wire or self-retaining pins.

Both new 43 series products can be padlocked for added security, while the 44-4292 is fitted with a patented, side-action catch that locks automatically when the latch is closed. Application versatility is further increased on 43-4292 and 44-4292 models through an optional 150 mm long eyebolt, which increases the grip range adjustment of each product to 60mm.

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Paull Gay

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