The cam latch is a simple locking mechanism used to achieve the securing of access to panels and entry points. They are comprised of a body and latch which rotates when actuated to secure or release. We offer huge variety of choice in sizes and styles available including compression lock, handles and miniature versions. Most are also actuated with a manual turn, key or a shaped key in pin, square or triangle variants. Notable uses for cam latches include providing access to equipment cabinets, enclosures, machine access panels and tool lockers.
All our flexi-system cam latches use a standard cut out dimension of 22,2 Ø and 20,2 square which accommodates many industry standards. Available in die cast zinc, stainless steel and plastic materials. Cam and Key are sold separately. For assistance calculating the right cam offset or choosing the right cam latch and lock please refer to the datasheets provided on each product page across the site, or get in touch with our technical support team for further assistance.
Our flexi-system cam latches feature fully interchangeable, parts, allowing for a completely flexible hardware system. This includes multi point latching systems.
Our polyamide flexi-system cam latch. An inexpensive alternative to stainless steel whilst providing corrosion resistancei in applications exposded to water or solutions.
Fully stainless steel cam latch for maximum strength and corrosion resistance. Available with square, triangle and double bit insert drivers.
Compatible with our flexi system cams. Provide 7mm of compression. Available in steel and stainless steel, and chrome or black powder finish.
Quarter turn to lock and a further quarter turn to compress or tighten. Adjustment easily made by moving the position of the nuts on the stud.
A mini compression lock popular in the food industry and kitchen ventilation and HVAC, or where space is at a premium. Available in chrome or black powder.
Compression locks provide sealing of enclosures to reduce vibration and to provide noise isolation. Adjustable grip type has an extended stem which can be cut in length to best suit your application.
Wing handle for easy actuation. A turn of 270o turns the handle 90o then draws the cam upward, providing 7mm of compression.
Perfect when a standard cam offset is not enough. Fixed extended grip for when only one gripping distance is required.
Designed to ease access to whatever is being fastened, as well as the actuation of the fastener itself. Available in different materials and finishes to match your needs.
T handle cam lock. Available in Keyed alike and Keyed to differ. Chrome or black coated.
L handle cam lock. Keyed alike, Keyed to Differ and Euro Key options, as well as blank, no lock version. Chrome, plastic or black
A disk tumbler cylinder lock gives greater security than a cam latch. Stainless steel dust cover protects the keyhole from contaminants.
Standard gaskets made from EPDM rubber, suitable for industrial use. Supplied in 10m lengths as standard. Larger lengths in multiples of 10m are available on request.
When selecting a Wixroyd Cam Latch for your application, you need to answer these questions:
1. Which installation cut out?
2. Which body style?
3. Which locking key?
4. Which accessories?
5. Which cam type and size?
All our Flexi-System cam latches use a standard installation cut out 22,2 dia, 20,2 square, for maximum flexibility. We also provide a number of alternative cut out dimensions for legacy/hisorical installations.
Standrad insert driver keys
Our range of insert driver cam latches require a simple key to actuate. Refer to part A0102 and A0103 for correct keys.
Our cam locks with cylinder locks are supplied with two keys per lock. Available as Euro key 5333, keyed alike or keyed to differ locks.
Material and finish
Select from our variety of die cast zinc, polyamide plastic and stainless versions.
Actuation and locking method
Standard insert driver type, cylinder lock or wing handle type
Number of latching points in application
Typically single point latching is ewquired, but the Wixroyd Flexi-System also provides multi-point latching (typically 3 point - at lock point, top and bottom of cabinet).
Wixroyd cams are available in a number of different materials; zinc plated steel, stainless steel (AISI 304) and black plastic.
With or without "Projection"
Different cam bodies require cams either with or without projection
With projection cams prevent turning of the cam over 45°, but is not suited to all cam bodies. For correct projection type please see individual cam body technical pages
Number of Latching Points
Single point cams are suitable where jsut single point latching is required. Multi-point cams are for applications requiring 2 or 3 latching points
This is the most important aspect of the selection process. As we ll as being with or without "projection", cams vary in two key aspects.
Cam off-set (dimension ch)
To ensure your cam fully and correctly engages with the frame of your door the correct cam off-set must be selected. A cam off-set can be either negative (-ve) or positive (+ve).
Cam length (dimension cl)
This impacts the reach of the cam to door frame and hence impacts positioning of cam body for installation. Cam length is measured from the centre of the cam fixing hole to the cam's leading edge. Most typically cams are 45 mm in length.
Use formula to calculate ch (required cam off-set), and refer to the cam selection chart.
ch = h - lh where;
ch = the required cam off-set/height
h = grip length (distance between inside of latch face and front of cam)
lh = body length of cam latch/lock to be used (see example below)
Cam body A1003.AW0010 has been selected for the application. If we refer to the data sheet for this part, suitable cams are parts A0203, A0210 or A0240 - "without projection"
Know application information: h=26 lh = 18
Therefore: ch = 26 - 18 =+8
Cam off set of +8 is required.
Using the data tables for cams A0203, A0210 and A0240 we can select the following cams without projection with an off set of +8; A0203. AW5408 (steel), A0210.AW0428 (stainless) or A0240.AW0108 (three point cam).
Cam body A1003.AW0010 has been selected for the application. If we refer to the data sheet for this part, suitable cams are parts A0203, A0210 or A0240 - "without projection".
Know applicaion information: h = 14 lh = 18
Therefore: ch = 14 - 18 = -4
The required cam off set is negative, -4 as the application's door frame is effectively shorter/lower than the length of the cam body
Using the data tables for cams A0203, A0210 and A0240 we can select the following cam without projection with an off set of -4; A0203.AW6404 (steel).