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A pawl latch is a quarter turn latch that uses a rotating cam (pawl) to engage and disengage a keeper or a door frame, while applying compression between the door and its frame. These latches are commonly used for electronic enclosures, HVAC enclosures, buses, trucks/trailers, RVs, boats and other applications where the latch is mounted on a thin sheet of metal.

To fit your exact product requirements, Sierra Pacific Engineering and Products manufactures pawl latches in either adjustable or fixed grip styles. They rotate using L handles, knob handles, knurled handles, T handles, wire bails, hex turn knobs, or thumb latches. Some of our pawl latches come in padlockable styles and we also offer padlocking cups.

SPEP manufactures a large selection of cams in straight, offset (out or in), and hooked styles, which can be matched up with the pawl latch of your choice. In order to engage and disengage, the cam must be rotated 90 degrees using either a key or a tool, such as a screwdriver, magnet, 7 mm square face, 7 mm triangular face, 8 mm recessed hex, 8 mm recessed square, double bit with 3 mm pin, 10 mm recessed hex, or Bellcore hex tool.

For extra-large door panels requiring a single pawl latch operating at more than one position, Sierra Pacific offers single-point and three-point rod adapters and accessories, such as connecting rods, adapters and rod guides.

Our industrial quality pawl latches are made of die-cast zinc, black plastic, stainless steel, 316 SS, or steel. Finishes include chrome plated, polished, yellow plated, black painted, black electro-coated, zinc plated and passivated.

At SPEP, we are committed to superb customer service, and competitive pricing. Our quality department runs on Oracle’s Quality Module and we are ISO 9001 certified for industrial quality management. Contact us today for all of your OEM industrial hardware needs.




Sierra Pacific Engineering is proud to produce a wide variety of industrial hardware including custom pieces developed via rapid prototyping and 3D printing. Many of our products are used in the following industries however serve purposes far and wide.

Trailer Parts | High Quality Bus Hardware | Crating / Cases | Electronic Enclosures | HVAC | Marine Parts | RV | Home Improvement | Spray Booth | Truck Parts