Guden Slam Latches are a great product for any application that requires a quick engagement of the pin for closing and securing a cover, door, lid or tailgate. Similar to our spring-loaded latch hinges, but with a square pin with an angled end.
Pulling on the bent pin end retracts it to release the door or cover, and then the spring-loaded action of the pin returns it to the extended position. To reengage the slam latch pin into application, you simply need to apply pressure in the closing or "slamming" of the door and due to the angled pin end, it will automatically retract when hitting the opposing surface and then spring-load back to the fully extended position to secure the door. Care just needs to be taken to align the pin end so that the angled section will touch the chassis so it retracts during the closing.
Our slam latches are available in 3 sizes and in both zinc-plated steel and passivated stainless steel. All with a pre-punched pattern of holes for ease in mounting. They will also be supplied with a cover to conceal the mounting holes and a spring-loaded pin encased with a vinyl black cap for easy gripping.