Different Types of Gold Coast Latches

Different Types of Gold Coast Latches

Posted on Friday, 22nd March, 2013 in Latches

Latches come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes. Because of the numerous products on offer, it could be easy for you to become confused as to what you need. Worry not, because Chad of Holjack Industries Australia can help you choose the appropriate Gold Coast latches for your project. In fact, here are the different kinds of latches that he offers:

Spring latches

These are the commonly-used latches because of their varied functions. As part of the lockset, a spring latch features an angled edge. When a door is closed, the spring in the latch extends to keep the door closed. Because of its mechanism, spring Gold Coast latches are often used for privacy and passage.

Slam latches

These Gold Coast latches feature springs which are activated once the door is slammed. These latches got their name from the fact that they can keep drawers and doors shut without causing any damage to the product. Because of its rugged features, slam latches are best used for construction, industrial, and agricultural equipment.

Cam latches

As the name suggests, these latches feature a cam and a base. The base is where a key is inserted. It then activates the cam, which performs the latching. There are two types of cam latches: straight and offset (reversible).

Norfolk latches

A Norfolk latch is an ancient type of mechanism first used in the 1800s. It was named after the English county where it originated. These latches feature thumb-actuated levers that keep wooden doors and gates in place.

Suffolk latches

Suffolk latches, which originated in Suffolk, England in the 16th century, also feature thumb-actuated levers that hold gates and doors closed. These latches, which were utilised until the 19th century, differ from Norfolk latches as they lack back plates where the thumb pieces are fastened. Nowadays, Suffolk latches are usually seen on sheds and garden gates.

Cabin hooks

These latches are described as hooked bars which are engaged into staples. These hooks are often seen on cupboards and doors as they keep the panels shut. Apart from keeping doors closed, cabin hooks are also used to keep a door open. This application is often found on ships, where doors are kept open in order to prevent banging and swinging resulting from the motion of the sea.

Other latches

Apart from these main categories of latches, there are other special types of latches that are sold at Holjack Industries Australia. These are bolt lock latches, compression latches, draw latches, and rotary latches. These latches can be used in a variety of applications, such as weaponry (knives, firearms and crossbows), automobiles, and bakeware, to name just a few.

Now that you know the different kinds of Gold Coast latches, choosing the correct one will no longer be a difficult task for you. However, if you are still confused, you need not worry because Chad, owner of Holjack Industries Australia, can help you choose the latches that you need.