Southco has added a new version to its C2 Lever Latch product line that provides the same consistent compression and vibration resistance as the standard C2 series, but features a color-coded access indicator that allows the user to see if the latch has been opened.
The C2 Lever Latch with Visual Access Indicator features a small, color-coded window that can be viewed to monitor latch status. When the window shows green, the latch has not been opened since it was last reset. If the latch is opened, the window will turn from green to red, signaling that the latch has been actuated. The indicator remains red in subsequent opening or actuation. The red indicator can be reset back to green with a simple 90 degree turn of the tool recess security key.
The C2 series features a flush-mounted design and a built-in handle. The C2 series delivers high mechanical performance and compensates for misalignment, delivering a robust cycle life. Additionally, the C2 with Visual Access Indicator can be installed in the same panel prep as the current C2 series, simplifying application upgrades, and is available with key or tool-locking options for increased security. Further, the new C2 comes with an integrated bumper to provide scratch-free engagement with frame to protect its decorated or coated finish.
“The C2 Lever Latch with Visual Access Indicator offers the same consistent operation as our standard C2 series but provides the added benefit of visually monitoring latch status,” said Loc Tieu, global product manager. “By allowing the end user to see if the latch has been actuated, the C2 Lever Latch with Visual Access Indicator saves the end user unnecessary time spent opening the enclosure to verify the enclosure contents.”