Camloc Tension Latches

Light Duty, Medium Duty and Heavy Duty

Design and Features

Basic Components:

typical tension latch unlocked position

How It Operates:

panels pulled together

With drawhook engaged in strike, a downward force is applied to handle causing draw hook to pull mating panels together.

drawhook center

Positive lock is achieved when drawhook center is beyond the common center line of the base and strike. Panels are held in place with tension load on latch.

lift to unlock and disengage

To unlock, simply pull up on handle and disengage drawhook from strike.

Operating Action:

Over-Center and Under-Center.

There are two distinct operating actions for tension latches: over-center and under-center. Both provide positive lock-up.

over-center operating action
over-center locked position

Over-center operating action rotates drawhook center over base center and comes to a locked position below the common center line of the base and strike. Its advantages are: low profile and large take-up.

Note: Strike must be mounted on same (or lower) panel plane as base of latch to insure positive lock-up.

under-center locked position

Under-center operating action rotates the drawhook center under the base center and comes to a locked position above the common center line of the base and strike. Its advantages are: handle covers drawhook, short length and latch not sensitive to strike position.


take up

Take-up is the distance latch pulls two mating sections or panels together.

Overview H-1 Typical Applications H-2 Electronic Equipment H-3 Tension Latches H-4 Tension Latches H-5
Light Duty Tension Latches H-6 Light Duty Tension Latches H-7 30L Series H-8 34L Series H-9 95L Series H-10
96L Series H-11 47L Series H-12 Custom Latches H-13 Medium Duty Latches H-14 Medium Duty Latches H-15
20L Series H-16 20L Series H-17 20L Series H-18 29L Series H-19 51L Series H-20
51L Series Specs H-21 51L Series Strikes H-22 51L Installation Data H-23 69L Series Features H-24 69L Series Strikes H-25
When to Use Latches H-26 Heavy Duty Tension Latches H-27 17L Series H-28 18L Series H-29 37L Series H-30
37L Series Specs H-31 37L1/37L11/37L25 H-32 37L Strikes/Specs H-33 37L Attachments H-34 37L Seam Data H-35
137L Series H-36 46L Series H-37 49L Series H-38 46L/49L Installation H-39 58L Series H-40
58L Installation H-41 Pawl Latches H-43 64L Series H-44 64L Installation H-45 65L Series H-46
65L Installation H-47 106L Features H-48 106L Series H-49 106L Installation H-50 106L Attachments H-51
122L/123L Series H-52 122L Series H-53 123L Series H-54 122/123L Installation H-55 Panel Latches H-56
Actuated Latches H-57 KM610/KM680 Series H-58 KM610/KM680 Installation H-59 118L Series H-60 118L Installation H-61
104L Series H-62 PT104L Series H-63 119L Series H-64 119L Installation H-65


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