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Stainless steel latches are steel-made devices that are used on gates, doors, and medical equipment to securely close them. They can be installed on gates and doors and they are widely found in a variety of outdoor applications including agricultural and construction doors and gates. This is because stainless steel latches are very durable and resist harsh weather conditions. Read More…

Stainless Steel Latches Stainless steel latches offer a very durable type of mechanical fastener that secures two ordinarily separated surfaces.
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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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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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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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There are many different types of stainless steel latches, including the stainless steel locking slam latch, stainless steel over-center draw latch, stainless steel compression latch, etc.

What Makes Stainless Steel Latches?

Stainless steel latches are made from stainless steel material. Stainless steel is composed of silicon, chromium, iron, carbon, manganese, and, in most cases, molybdenum and nickel. Every stainless steel material consists of at least 10% chromium. This chromium plays a major role in protecting the iron from reacting with oxygen and rusting. Chromium serves as a protective layer of corrosion-fighting film. This film is stable and it acts as a barrier that prevents water and oxygen from accessing the underlying metal surface. Oxygen forms bonds with this layer instead and, therefore, does not bond with the iron, thus preventing rusting.

Types of Stainless Steel Latches

The different types of stainless steel latches include:

Stainless Steel Tubular Latches

These are one of the most used latches, and they are also called mortice latches. This name comes from the manner of the installation of the latch into the door itself. A door knob is used for controlling the latch. Stainless steel latches are mostly used internally by homeowners.

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Stainless Steel Flat Latches

These types of stainless steel latches are similar to tubular latches because both are embedded into the structure of a door and are made from the same material. They also function in the same way as tubular latches. However, stainless steel flat latches are mostly used with heavy-duty doors where there is no requirement for a locking mechanism.

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Stainless Steel Roller Bolt Latches

These types of stainless steel latches are also embedded within the actual door just like the previously-mentioned internal door latches. They are found in many different sizes. They require the engagement of a doorknob or handle.

Stainless Steel Sliding Bolt Latches

Stainless steel sliding bolt latches are used by many homeowners. They utilize a metal lock or bolt that can be used for securely fastening a gate or door. For opening these types of latches, simply slide the metal bolt from its position on one side to the other to unlock it.

Applications of Stainless Steel Latches

  • Stainless steel latches are mostly suitable for outdoor uses like on gates.
  • They are also used on doors.
  • Stainless steel latches are utilized in the agricultural and construction industries.
  • These types of latches are used on medical equipment like storage boxes, medical first- aid kits, and refrigeration equipment.

Benefits of Stainless Steel Latches

The benefits of stainless steel latches include:

Corrosion Resistance

Stainless steel latches are resistant to corrosion when they get exposed to longer contact with moist air and water. They also require minimal maintenance for them to last long. These types of latches do not rust. Even when they are exposed to salty and moist environments, they don’t rust.

Aesthetic Appeal

Stainless steel latches preserve their appearance, unlike brass latches that may fade or change color with time. If they are properly treated on their surface, stainless steel latches have exquisite shapes and noble looks. Because of stainless steel’s supernatural shine, it is most commonly used in domestic and social environments.

Long-Lasting Durability

Stainless steel is a very strong material that is capable of maintaining structural stability. It is also more shockproof to surfaces. Stainless steel latches have a practically infinite life span. They are durable as compared to their counterparts made from other materials.

Minimal Maintenance

Stainless steel latches do not require any special maintenance, unlike other materials that do. They are easy to clean and they keep exceptional visual appeal. They can be cleaned using soap, mild detergent, or water. Other cleaners can also be used but they must not contain abrasive and aggressive ingredients. Chlorine cleaners like cleaning powders, bleach, and various oven cleaners are not recommended. The best cleaning of stainless steel latches can be done using the soft side of a cleaning cloth or sponge. They cannot be safely cleaned with steel wool or metallic scorers. Stainless steel latches can be cleaned at least once a month.

Hygienic Surface

Stainless steel latches are very hygienic due to the absence of pores on the material. Bacteria rarely survive in dirt on stainless steel latches. Because of this benefit, stainless steel latches are used in sanitary and hygienic conditions. Even medical equipment is usually made with stainless steel latches as mentioned earlier in applications. This is because of the ability of stainless steel to be sterilized and durable.

Recyclable Material

Stainless steel is an excellent recyclable material when it comes to environmental issues. Stainless steel is 100% recyclable and 60% of new stainless steel is made from previous stainless steel items that have already been recycled. The purchase of stainless steel latches, therefore, helps in the protection of the environment and reduces waste.

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