Everything You Need to Know About Trigger Latches

Posted on December 8, 2022 David Atkinson Aviation

Latches are mechanical components that permit the temporary combination of moving parts, and they are actuated so they release the coupling and permit these two components to come apart. Moreover, advantages to using latches include their high-speed design, lower power requirements, and small die-size. Often utilized in seat belts, clamps, straps, and objects featuring retractable components, latches are available in many forms. To better understand these versatile components, the following blog will go into greater detail about trigger latches and pertinent information associated with them.

There are many different types of latches, one of them being trigger latches. Often utilized on doors, drawers, cabinets, and flaps, these latching components possess a lever similar to a trigger. They are often installed on rotating surfaces which is characteristic of most latches, and they are capable of keeping doors shut. When you pull the trigger-like lever, the door opens. When in its default closed position, the lever remains flush with the latch frame, and to open it, one can pull the lever out of the latch frame. Meanwhile, the lever is connected to an arm that moves out of position to open the door or surface when pulled.

Trigger latches are quite simple in their design and function. When the trigger of the lever latch is pushed, the pawl engages the door frame or keeper so that it may open. These triggers often feature a raised trigger button for easier operation, or the trigger is flush for a more streamlined look. A type of compression latch, trigger latches are unique types of latches which are mounted flush to a door or enclosure. Once you push the lever, the trigger lever moves to become a handle to open the door.

There are several things to consider when selecting trigger latches, including the type of trigger-like lever used. Trigger latches are available in a number of different styles, including locking and nonlocking ones. Locking trigger latches tend to have a lock accessible by key, which means you can only pull the lever after inserting and turning the key. It is best to use locking trigger latches if the items you are storing are of value or to prevent theft. The materials that trigger latches are made of is important to consider as well. Trigger latches are often constructed of die-cast zinc, a material that is resistant to corrosion and is quite durable. The lock body and shaft parts are usually constructed of other materials including polyamide and zinc-plated steel.

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