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The cam lock was invented in 1985 by a Canadian inventor by the name of Volker Guelck. Cam locks act as quick and easy security devices for cabinet drawers, safety boxes, lockers, doors, windows and many other compartments. Read More…

Cam Locks A cam lock is a kind of latch or fastener that is meant to affix two or more parts together. It consists of a base and a cam, in which a key is inserted into the base to rotate the cam, anywhere from 90 to 180 degrees, thus latching and unlatching the lock.
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Long Beach, CA  |  800-433-5554

As an ISO certified source for industrial hardware, Sierra Pacific Engineering & Products is a company you can trust in for excellent locks. Quality, service & value are the core to being a top OEM supplier and SPEP offers a wide range of additional products.

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Wheeling, IL  |  800-733-3907

Illinois has been manufacturing and distributing quality locks for 40 years. As a member of The Eastern Company, its state of the art tooling and CAD programs allows it to design and produce a number of varying high quality products. Illinois has the engineering expertise, technology and manufacturing capabilities to provide the superior solution you are looking for.

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Illinois Lock Company $$$

Southington, CT  |  866-699-3575

One of the world's leading lock manufacturers, CamLock Systems provides high quality products and the technical expertise needed to meet any industrial locking needs. With nearly a century of experience, we offer unparalleled knowledge, customer service and support. CAD design, rapid prototyping and routine inspections insure that our locks and locking systems provide the security you need.

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Camlock Systems, Inc. $$$

Brooklyn, NY  |  718-345-9898

Our specialty is custom hardware fabricated to your specifications. Our lock manufacturing capabilities include 3-slot and key locks, pad locks that are keyed solid brass, long shackle solid brass padlocks, disc padlocks, combination locks & key locks with briefcase hasp. Quality locks since 1925! We care about offering our customers quality products & service. Visit our website or call us today!

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Crest Lock Co., Inc. $$$
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A cam lock is a type of latch that has a bolt, also called a "cam," which rotates about a rotation axis passing through one end of the cam, rather than oscillating as a piston. The cam is typically directly connected to a rotating plug, such as a screw, through the rotation axis.

Adjusting a cam lock can also be done by flipping a lever, thus pinching the door or window to its frame or one cabinet panel to another.

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Cam locks provide key control in a strong and secure package, resisting drilling, pulling and other forced entry due to unique keyways. Some manufacturers use patented key control programs, thus preventing illegal duplication of keys.

Along with their reliability, cam locks are also very simple and manageable to use, making them quite popular, especially in homes and offices where valuables and personal information is stored. Cam locks are suitable for use with both metal and non-metal door locks and have numerous applications.

When choosing one, several considerations should be kept in mind. First, the cam rotation must be chosen. Various cam positions, rotations, degrees and key removal are possible. Second, a standard or custom model must be chosen, depending on the particular application.

In terms of length, cam locks can be condensed and more flat, this being the most common and simplest, or tubular and longer in length. A wide variety of sizes, components and key configurations are available with cam locks. Several finishes can be added to the lock, such as nickel, brass, copper and iron, as well as various colors and finishes.

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