Under center latches function in the same manner as most other latches; there is lever that when pushed to the closed position pulls the latch end in. This then generates tension on the keeper. With an under center latch the pin the latch arm rotates on, is under the pin that the lever rotates on. With this design the latch lever covers the latch and keeper when it is closed. This can be a great feature when the keeper needs to be covered or there is limited space on one side of the latch. The latch also has a nice sleek look being that all of the components are covered by the latch cover.
At Sierra Pacific Engineering and Products we understand that not every application for our products is the same. Many of our products are designed is several configurations so that our customers can find the perfect solution for their product. In this case we know that security can be a concern in some situations and have designed a padlock eye in to our latch. Any standard size padlock will lock the latch from being used.
We are a 100% ESOP company meaning only our employees own the company. Therefore quality and customer satisfaction are always on our mind and our ISO 9001 certification shows that even more. We take great pride in our products and services so if you feel we can assist you with any of our products or perhaps a custom part please feel free to call and speak to our excellent sales team.