Uniseg Products have released a new version of its self closing, over-centre, Snap-Flat latch.
The main improvements for version 4.2 of the latch, include;
- Increased pin dimension by 50% from 4 to 6mm, to considerably strengthen the latch.
- Adjust inner & outer spring tensions to achieve a better balance the tensions between the handle and the latch.
- Added extra lockable eyelet (from 1 to 2)
A yield and destruction test of the latch confirmed that the latch deformed at 13.4 kN or 1.365 Tonne. Uniseg would expect the latch to easily handle forces up to 1 Tonne, which would make it one of the strongest and lockable over-centre latches, of this size, available.
A copy of the yield & destruction test report, carried our by Proofload, can be found below;