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.
Fixed Grip Pawl Latches
Fixed grip latches use a rotating cam, or pawl, to engage either the door frame or a keeper. As the handle rotates, the latch compresses against the door against the frame or keeper. These latches have a modular design. This allows a single base latch to be paired with a variety of different offset cams and can thus fit the exact dimensions of any given door or frame.
Fixed grip latches are the most common type of latch and are found in automotive, electronic enclosures, HVAC systems, trucks/trailers, marine, and just about any other application with a door or access panel.
Adjustable Grip Pawl Latches
Adjustable grip latches use a rotating cam, or pawl, to engage either the door frame or a keeper as the handle rotates, compressing the door against the frame. These latches are designed with a long shaft or bolt separating the handle from the cam, with some mechanism that allows the grip length to be adjusted to fit the exact dimensions of the door or doorframe.
Adjustable grip latches are commonly used for buses, electronic enclosures, HVAC systems, trucks/trailers, marine, and other applications.