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When cabinets are installed in kitchens or laboratories, they normally use spring loaded hinges to keep the doors closed. The belief is that such a mechanism will be sufficiently reliable and durable to last without the need of being replaced. Though this could be true, it has been found that lightweight doors are held more firmly when they have a magnetic door catch. Read More…

Magnetic Door Catch When cabinets are installed in kitchens or laboratories, they normally use spring loaded hinges to keep the doors closed. The belief is that such a mechanism will be sufficiently reliable and durable to last without the need of being replaced. Though this could be true, it has been found that lightweight doors are held more firmly when they have a magnetic door catch.
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Long Beach, CA  |  800-433-5554

Sierra Pacific Engineering and Products is an ISO certified manufacturer of industrial hardware. Quality, service and value are core to our success as an OEM supplier. SPEP offers a wide range of products as well as a complete line of hinges.

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Sierra Pacific Engineering & Products (SPEP) $$$

St. Louis, MO  |  314-436-0432

Hardware Mfg. supplies stock inventory parts in addition to creating custom components for OEM and resellers. We work with a number of different industries such as agriculture, drug tablet, livestock, truck equipment, conveyors, and more.

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Hardware Mfg. $$$

St. Louis, MO  |  314-436-0080

At PROTEX® we offer light to heavy-duty fasteners, handles, flush latches, case fittings, bandclamps, catch plates and more. We manufacture a large range of over centre fasteners often known as draw latches/toggle clamps/catches/over centre toggle fasteners.

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PROTEX $$$

Castle Rock, CO  |  800-525-3536

We make magnet latches that are sure to make your next project a success! We work day in and day out to make sure that you are getting exactly what you need. Our objective is to make sure that we exceed our customer’s expectations!

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Master Magnetics, Inc./The Magnet Source™ $$$
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The unique nature of this simple device has made it an essential part of cabinet doors in homes, storage rooms, laboratories, and locker rooms. Since the mechanism is very simple and does not require much effort to install, they have become an important part of places that have multiple doors that are constantly being opened and closed.

What is a Magnetic Door Catch?

Magnetic door catches are a method for keeping doors closed without the need for any other form of hardware. They are installed on the inside of the door with a magnet attached to the frame of the cabinet and a catch plate placed on the door. Though they keep doors securely in place, it only takes a little bit of effort to open the door and release it from the magnet.

The magnet comes in a variety of forms, which can be similar to the catch plate as a flat piece of magnetized metal. In other cases, it can be encapsulated in plastic with flanges on three sides with holes for the magnet to be secured with screws. The type and nature of the magnet depends on the type of door being secured.

The determination of the type of magnetic door catch depends a great deal on the type of door. Doors that are made from thin material may not be able to support an encapsulated magnet and may require a flat magnet glued to the door. Larger doors, made of wood, heavy plastic, or metal, can use the larger form of magnet and catch plate.

Uses for Magnetic Door Catches

The design, durability, efficiency, and simplicity of magnetic door catches makes them adaptable for any types of conditions. Generally, they are used on lightweight doors that are made of materials that are unable to withstand the weight of complicated latches or do not require them.

They can especially be found in supply rooms in offices where the doors have to be constantly opened and closed multiple times during the day but must remain closed for safety reasons. In kitchens, commercial or residential, they help to maintain a neat appearance while serving the function of keeping doors secure. Under those conditions, they are convenient for being easily opened and swung shut.

Magnetic door catches can be used in so many situations, environments, and conditions and perform perfectly. It is this one quality that makes them the perfect type of cabinet and cupboard door hardware.