Latch Resists Vibration


Expanded E5 Cam Latch series features a new latch designed to prevent accidental opening. The drop bushing feature of the E5 Shutter Cam Latch adds additional security by preventing the cam from rotating open in high vibration applications.


The E5 Shutter Cam Latch is designed with a spring loaded bushing that covers the driver recess. To actuate the latch, the bushing must be manually depressed. In the event that the latch is not entirely closed, the bushing remains in the depressed position, providing a visual indication that the latch is unsecured.


The E5’s bushing is designed with a longer travel distance, providing enhanced security. With its flush, low profile design, the E5 Shutter Cam Latch provides a clean appearance, minimizing dust and debris collection that may affect operation. The E5 Shutter Cam Latch also meets NEMA 4 and IP65 standards for water and dust protection, as well as EN61373, the shock and vibration standard for railway applications.


Southco’s line of E5 Cam Latches delivers robust, vibration-resistant fastening, features a variety of grip lengths and is available in numerous head style options for added security. Additionally, the E5 Shutter Cam Latch features the same panel hole preparation as the standard series and is available with a separate latch and cam assembly to promote modular use.


With its spring loaded bushing and visual indicator feature, our newest E5 Cam Latch is designed to keep doors and panels affected by excessive vibration securely closed. The E5 Shutter Cam Latch satisfies industry regulations for water and dust ingress protection, making it an ideal solution for high traffic areas such as floor paneling and enclosures in Transportation and HVAC applications.



  • Numerous head styles provide a wide range of access management security
  • Ramping action on rotating cam styles provides about 2 mm (.08") of compression on closing, while numerous offset options satisfy a wide range of grip dimensions
  • Push-to-close cam style rotates freely from the "closed" position as it contacts the frame or keeper; an integral spring pushes cam back into the engaged position once cam clears the keeper
  • Latched/unlatched status indicator provides user with quick visual confirmation of latch status
  • Designer Series offers sleek tapered head styles with a lower profile
  • Expanded Industrial Series offers more formats, environmental sealing, and spring-loaded bodies for better grip tolerance and vibration resistance 610-459-4000


Available Options

  • Latch actuation available with choice of clockwise or counter-clockwise rotation
  • Available with multiple options of manually actuated, tool-actuated, or keylocking designs
  • Push-to-close styles available for single point and two-point latching configurations
  • Most styles available in a variety of metallic, black and custom-color finishes
  • Designer Series offers optional O-rings/sealing washers to provide environmental sealing
  • Industrial Series includes die-cast, stainless steel, and glass-filled nylon constructions
  • Shutter-style driver option prevents accidental opening and provides visual indication of unsecured latching
  • Friction cams available in 35 mm or 45 mm lengths; hook cams available to suit different frame configurations
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