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VISE ACTION® Compression Latches E3

Designed for quick, secure closure in applications where vibration, sealing, and quality are paramount. The original Southco VISE ACTION® latching mechanism combines with numerous body and head styles designed to suit specific installation and application requirements.

  • Six body styles accommodate various door/panel thicknesses, grip ranges, actuator styles, and interior protrusion
  • Easy-to-grip knob and handle-actuated styles provide quick, simple access
  • More than 45 key-actuated and tool-actuated styles restrict access and discourage vandalism
  • Low-profile and flush-mount styles minimize protrusion above panel
  • Available in fixed-grip and adjustable grip versions
  • Many models suitable for NEMA 4 and IP-65 applications
  • Single-hole mounting styles provide for convenient installation
  • Compact version with shortened housing for limited space applications

The smooth operation of the VISE ACTION® design aligns the pawl behind the frame and draws it up tight with a single continuous half-turn motion. Its compression action provides consistent 6.4 mm (.25″) pull-up for environmental sealing in gasketed applications, and helps reduce or eliminate noise and rattles caused by vibration. Over-center latching resists accidental opening due to shock or vibration.

E3 - VISE ACTION® Compression Latches Aero Materiel AB
A - Z
A - Z
Access Restriction
Color Appearance
Door Thickness Range
Finish
Gasketed
Grip Range
Grip Type
Group
Head Style
Latch Assembled
Material
Material Grade
Mounting Style
Operation
Profile
Size Series
Type
SKU
Product name
Access Restriction
Color Appearance
Finish
Material
Type
E3-77-101-31
Bracket, Padlock
Pad Lockable
Black
Powder Coat
Stainless Steel
Accessory
SKU
Product name
Access Restriction
Color Appearance
Finish
Material
Type
E3-77-102-31
Bracket, Padlock
Pad Lockable
Black
Powder Coat
Stainless Steel
Accessory
SKU
Product name
Color Appearance
Group
Material
Material Grade
Size Series
Type
90-1
Cover, Sealing
Black
Vise-Action® Latch-Small
Plastic
TPE
Small Size
Accessory
SKU
Product name
Color Appearance
Group
Material
Size Series
90-3
Cover, Sealing
Black
Vise-Action® Latch-Large
Neoprene Rubber
Large Size
SKU
Product name
Finish
Material
Type
E3-10-1
Key
Nickel Plated
Zinc Alloy
Accessory
SKU
Product name
Finish
Material
Type
E3-5-15
Key
Nickel Plated
Steel
Accessory
SKU
Product name
Access Restriction
Color Appearance
Finish
Gasketed
Grip Range
Grip Type
Group
Head Style
Latch Assembled
Material
Operation
Profile
Size Series
E3-1010-041
VISE ACTION
Tool
Bright
Chrome Plated
Yes
23.000 – 25.000 mm
Fixed
Vise-Action® Latch-Large
8 mm Square
Yes
Zinc Alloy
Tool Operated
Low Profile
Large Size
SKU
Product name
Access Restriction
Color Appearance
Finish
Gasketed
Grip Range
Grip Type
Group
Head Style
Latch Assembled
Material
Operation
Profile
Size Series
E3-1010-081
VISE ACTION
Tool
Bright
Chrome Plated
Yes
31.000 – 33.000 mm
Fixed
Vise-Action® Latch-Large
8 mm Square
Yes
Zinc Alloy
Tool Operated
Low Profile
Large Size
SKU
Product name
Access Restriction
Color Appearance
Finish
Gasketed
Grip Range
Grip Type
Group
Head Style
Latch Assembled
Material
Operation
Profile
Size Series
E3-1010-121
VISE ACTION
Tool
Bright
Chrome Plated
Yes
39.000 – 41.000 mm
Fixed
Vise-Action® Latch-Large
8 mm Square
Yes
Zinc Alloy
Tool Operated
Low Profile
Large Size
SKU
Product name
Access Restriction
Color Appearance
Finish
Gasketed
Grip Range
Grip Type
Group
Head Style
Latch Assembled
Material
Operation
Profile
Size Series
E3-1010-161
VISE ACTION
Tool
Bright
Chrome Plated
Yes
47.000 – 49.000 mm
Fixed
Vise-Action® Latch-Large
8 mm Square
Yes
Zinc Alloy
Tool Operated
Low Profile
Large Size
SKU
Product name
Access Restriction
Color Appearance
Finish
Gasketed
Grip Range
Grip Type
Group
Head Style
Latch Assembled
Material
Operation
Profile
Size Series
E3-1010-195
VISE ACTION
Tool
Black
Powder Coat
Yes
53.000 – 55.000 mm
Fixed
Vise-Action® Latch-Large
8 mm Square
Yes
Zinc Alloy
Tool Operated
Low Profile
Large Size
SKU
Product name
Access Restriction
Color Appearance
Finish
Gasketed
Grip Range
Grip Type
Group
Head Style
Latch Assembled
Material
Operation
Profile
Size Series
E3-1050-075
VISE ACTION
No Restriction
Black
Powder Coat
Yes
29.000 – 31.000 mm
Fixed
Vise-Action® Latch-Large
Wing
Yes
Zinc Alloy
Hand Operated
Low Profile
Large Size
SKU
Product name
Access Restriction
Color Appearance
Finish
Gasketed
Grip Range
Grip Type
Group
Head Style
Latch Assembled
Material
Operation
Profile
Size Series
E3-1050-145
VISE ACTION
No Restriction
Black
Powder Coat
Yes
43.000 – 45.000 mm
Fixed
Vise-Action® Latch-Large
Wing
Yes
Zinc Alloy
Hand Operated
Low Profile
Large Size
SKU
Product name
Access Restriction
Color Appearance
Finish
Gasketed
Grip Range
Grip Type
Group
Head Style
Latch Assembled
Material
Operation
Profile
Size Series
E3-1051-085
VISE ACTION
Key Locking
Black
Powder Coat
Yes
31.000 – 33.000 mm
Fixed
Vise-Action® Latch-Large
Wing
Yes
Zinc Alloy
Hand / Key Operated
Low Profile
Large Size
SKU
Product name
Access Restriction
Color Appearance
Door Thickness Range
Finish
Gasketed
Grip Range
Grip Type
Group
Head Style
Latch Assembled
Material
Operation
Profile
Size Series
E3-11-21
VISE ACTION
No Restriction
Bright
1.000 – 18.000 mm
Chrome Plated
Yes
25.400 – 41.100 mm;52.600 – 68.300 mm
Adjustable
Vise-Action® Latch-Large
T-Handle
No
Zinc Alloy
Hand Operated
Standard
Large Size
SKU
Product name
Access Restriction
Color Appearance
Finish
Gasketed
Grip Range
Grip Type
Group
Head Style
Latch Assembled
Material
Operation
Profile
Size Series
E3-110-25
VISE ACTION
Tool
Black
Powder Coat
Yes
25.400 – 41.100 mm;52.600 – 68.300 mm
Adjustable
Vise-Action® Latch-Large
8 mm Square
No
Zinc Alloy
Tool Operated
Standard
Large Size