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SL-8400 Line
8415 Slide Latch

Slide Latch Picture

The 8415 Slide latch has three components: (each sold separately)

  • a slotted sliding bar which is sold assembled to a mounting plate,
  • a bush which is gripped in its grooved section by the sliding bar, and
  • a spacer which raises the bush to clear thick panels.

The sliding bar and mounting plate are attached to the removable panel and the bush is mounted to the panel's stationary support. In closure the spring action of the bar resists opening under vibration and shock loads.

Clearance above the slide latch need only allow for fingers to grip the sliding bar. The latch is also sold with the handle pointing downward for mounting on the underside of the panel.

Dimension inch mm Slide Latch Dimension Drawing
Dimension D is the Slide Action Clearance.
A 1.575 40.01
B 1.122 28.50
C .177 4.50
D .590 14.99
F .295 7.49
G .709 18.01
ěH .134 3.40
I .669 16.99
J .453 11.51

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8415 Revision D

Description Part Number Suggested Maximum
Operating Load
Wear Life
(operations)
8415 Slide Latch: 8415-Z3CT 150 lb 10,000
8415 Slide Latch, Handle Down: 8415-10-Z3CT --- 10,000
Bushing: 8415-03-Z3CT --- ---
Spacer: 8415-04-Z3CT --- ---

Material: steel

Finish: Zinc Trivalent Clear .0003 thick. Trivalent Chromate Clear with Sealer (RoHS Compliant)
Specification(s): ASTM-B-633, Type III, SC 2, Clear
Suffix: -Z3CT

Note: When our existing supply of Cadmium plated parts is exhausted, DFCI Solutions, Inc will no longer offer Cadmium plating as an option.

In place of the Cadmium plating, we recommend:

Clear: Zinc Trivalent Clear .0003 thick. Trivalent Chromate Clear with Sealer (RoHS Compliant)
Specification(s): ASTM-B-633, Type III, SC 2, Clear
Suffix: -Z3CT

Black: Zinc Trivalent Black .0003 thick. Trivalent Chromate Black Dye with Sealer (RoHS Compliant)
Specification(s): ASTM-B-633, Type II, SC 2, Black
Suffix: -Z3BT

Yellow: Zinc Trivalent Yellow .0003 thick, Trivalent Chromate Yellow Dye with Sealer

We recommend the Z3CT finish instead of the Z3YT finish. The Z3CT finish is much more cost effective and provides the same salt spray benefits as the Z3YT finish. (RoHS Compliant)
Specification(s): ASTM-B-633, Type II, SC 2, Yellow
Suffix: -Z3YT

The colored finishes offer no advantage over the clear other than the color, and they are more expensive.

Also available in all Stainless Steel 300 series; change the finish suffix from -Z3CT to -SS on the part numbers. (Spacers are not available in stainless steel.)

All parts also available in steel with bright commercial chrome plate. Change the finish suffix from Z3CT to K3C. (Spacers not available in chrome.)

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8415-4 Revision D

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8415-3 Revision C

Inside diameter of bushing and spacer: .170" (4.32 mm)

The use of the 8415-04-Z3CT spacer is dependent upon the panel thickness. See the table below.

Spacer Call-up: 8415-04-Z3CT
Panel Thickness Spacers Required
inch mm
.046-.080 1.17 - 2.03 None
.081-.128 2.06 - 3.25 One
.129-.160 3.28 - 4.06 Two

Bushings and Spacers are sold separately.

Installation:

Slide Latch Installation Drawing 1 Slide Latch Installation Drawing 2

Bushing Installation Methods

Slide Latch Installation Drawing 3

Fasten the bushing using any of the above methods. We recommend a 5/32" or 3.97 mm rivet as this is the closest to a standard size rivet without going over the .170" I.D. of both the Bushing and Spacer. Fasteners for the bushing are not supplied.