We are manufacturing toggle latches for years and things which are essential to us might be new to you especially if you have to choose this product for the first time in your life. So here you are proudly working on the new project which requires to join and secure panels or objects. By searching for proper solution you landed on our website. We hope this illustrative article will guide you through our toggle latch assortment and will help to find the right product. Lets start with descriptions what is toggle latch and how it works.

What is toggle latch

It is a mechanical piece of hardware which in locked position ensure secure fastening of two surfaces, panels or objects and when unlocked allow separation. The main components are the base plate with lever and attached loop and separate part the catch plate. The tension is created once loop is hooked onto the catch plate and lever clamped down. Tension is released when the handle is pullet up to vertical position.

How toggle latch work

Toggle latch operating principle is calibrated system of levers and pivots. Toggle action has an over center lock point. Once it reaches over center position latch is securely locked in place. It cannot be moved or unlocked unless certain amount of force is used to pull the handle and get over the cam. Unlocking process is simple due to the leverage provided by the handle. Amount of power needed to unlock can be changed by adjusting screw loop length.

Maximum load values

To take full benefit from the product and stay safe the maximum load values should be considered. Each product was developed for a certain maximum load and values are specified next to every product description. Please pay attention that it should be safe to use the product if while in operation product ultimate tensile strength is not exceeded.

Material and Finish

It is important to consider material and surface finish even before you choose product’s design. Depending on environment where it will be used and stress it will receive you should choose different types of steel.

For your convenience our products can be also offered with special surface treatments:

  • Black and military olive drab green. As name suggests these latches are often used by military.
  • Chrome plated for that nice shiny look. Frequently used in automotive and home equipment.
  • We also offer powder coating in any RAL colour chart.

Set-up costs and/or minimum order quantities for special treatments might be applied so please send an inquiry.

Toggle latch Groups

Whether durability, strength, sleek design, flexibility or customization is needed our large assortment with more than 300 toggle latches will most likely provide a right latching solution. We also understand that finding suitable product might get confusing, so we have classified toggle latches into different groups according to different characteristics.

If you are looking for the latch where key factor is it’s size we have classified products by size. There are 4 main groups:

Small size toggle latches

Medium size toggle latches

Large size toggle latches

Extra large size toggle latches

For those cases where products durability and design are deciding factors we have classified toggle latches according to features mentioned above.

Toggle latches Drop Forged Series

Drop Forged latchesOur flagship range and statement to durability. If you need extremely durable product which would also be small in size (actually these are available in small, medium and large sizes) – this is hands down the best option you could come across. Drop forged latches are built to last long years of successful usage and we offer an unconditional lifetime warranty. Ojop Sweden is the only company worldwide which manufacture latches from drop forged steel. These products has been into space with military satellite project, deep under water in offshore platform and used for countless ordinary applications where durability is the key feature and where other products failed.
See all heavy duty toggle latches from drop forged steel

Toggle latches 700 Series

700 Series latchesIf you are interested in medium to heavy duty adjustable latch and exposed look fits the purpose look no further. These latches are offered in more than 200 different configurations- multiple sizes, materials and finishes, different base plates and screw loop designs and other options available to satisfy variety of application requirements. These latches are a convenient solution for panel latching when catch plate needs to be attached in a distance from the latch itself. Rotating threaded screw rod provide a possibility to adjust the desired distance to catch plate and once catch plate is attached to the surface- rotation serves as a locking force fine adjustment.

See all over centre toggle latches from 700 series

Toggle latches 800 Series

800 Series latchesThese are most robust and extra heavy duty toggle latches in our assortment. They are also biggest in size. Products were developed to meet customers’ requirements for harshest environments where reliable super heavy duty fasteners are needed, such as special purpose Machines and Vehicles, Railway, Mining industries.

See all extra heavy duty toggle latches from 800 series

Draw latches 900 Series

900 Series latchesDraw latches have a subtle design with hidden mechanism and catch plate positioned underneath. Despite minimalist appearance these latches provide robust and secure latching. Products available in 3 different sizes and are preferred choice for customers who require sleek design and one hand quick opening functionality. Products are widely used for latching different types of industrial enclosures.

See all draw latches from 900 series

Products features

Adjustable lengthAdjustable length
The length of the products can be adjusted by rotating threaded screw. This way locking force can be adjusted as well.

Safety catchSafety catch
Protects against unintentional opening. Toggle latch cannot be unlocked unless the safety catch is pushed.

Developed an eye where padlock can be attached to increase security and avoid unauthorized openings. Sealing pin instead of padlock could be used to avoid unintentional openings.

Nylon friction ringNylon Friction ring
For applications when latch is attached to vibrating surfaces or product is left in unlocked position added nylon friction ring guarantee that screw loop will remain in its initial position.

Locking nutLocking nut
Serves similar purpose as nylon friction ring, different implementation. When screwed down to cylinder ensure that threaded screw loop remain securely positioned in place.

Rubberized handleRubberized handle
For most of our products handle end part can be rubber coated for better grip and personalization. There are wide range of rubber colors available please inquiry.

Triangle screw loopTriangle screw loop
Our standard and most popular eye loop which can be used with different catch plates.

Hinged triangle screw loopHinged triangle screw loop
Hinged triangle screw loop adds a flexibility and is suitable to use when catch plate has to be attached to the surface at an angle compared to toggle latch mounting position.

T screwT screw
While in locked position (flat mounting application) T-screw rod hides catch plate fixing screws making unauthorized disassembly impossible.

Bent T screwBent T screw
Bent T screw is usually used where regular T screw could not reach the catch plate. E.g. catch plate has to be attached to the surface over the angle.

Canopy hookCanopy hook
Canopy hook is used where catch plate is not needed when attaching hook to frame edge itself.

Clutch leverClutch lever
The cable can be attached trough lever eye and while placing latch in locked position it tightens the cable and hold thing(s) in place or available to use when catch plate is not needed, e.g. for latching to the stud.

Flat hook screwFlat hook screw
We suggest using Flat Hook screw where catch plate is not necessary- for latching to the cavity on the surface or to the panel edge.

Hook screwHook screw
Hook style screw loop available to use where catch plate is not needed e.g. for latching to hole, stud or frame edge itself.

Rubber loopRubber loop
Soft body construction gives flexibility, resistance to vibrations and ensure tight fastening. Used for latching panels on vibrating surfaces, bonnets on custom made vehicles.

Band clampBand clamp
Toggle latch and catch plate welded to the stainless steel band- products are used to tie down or secure equipment to different surfaces. Lengths vary up to customer requirements.

Catch plateCatch plate
Catch plates are used with various Ojop and DME over center toggle latches. Many different models in different sizes and finishes are available for wide and narrow, flat and angle mounting. Suitable catch plates are shown next to every toggle latch description.

See all Ojop catch plates

See all DME catch plates