01 April 2011
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Lock design eliminates water ingress

Many traditional locks have a common problem with water ingress within harsh environments.

However engineers at Weston Body Hardware have introduced a new product to eradicate this problem with their new innovative key operated compression locks. The mechanism of the lock features a gasket that helps to prevent water ingress when attaching locks to doors, which solves the common problem of traditional locks. The key operated compression locks are intended for use on doors with gaskets; the latch bar provides 6mm of compression to make a firm seal.

The lock is designed to feature a straight latch bar as standard, however the locks can be tailored to meet most needs with a full range of other bars available. The lock compresses when the keys are inserted and turned clockwise through 90 degrees, the latch being further fully adjustable through 11mm. The latch-bar is secured by nut and locknut on a threaded spigot, which enables to fix through industry-standard 4-sided aperture. The chromium plated compression locks are designed to provide positive engagement, which make it ideal for both indoor and outdoor usage. The stainless spring-washer mounted on the threaded body and neoprene gasket further prevents leakage around the barrel. Locks are also available in powder coated black. The keys associated with these locks can be matched with other Weston Body Hardware key operated products, enabling users to have one key for many lock applications for efficiency.

Meet Weston Body Hardware at the FAST Exhibition SOUTHWEST, 12th May 2011, Haynes Motor Museum

Paul Gay

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