GN 516 Compression Cam Latches Zinc Die-Cast


GN 516 Zinc Die-Cast Compression Cam Latches Type: DK - With triangular spindle
Type: DK - With triangular spindle
GN 516 Zinc Die-Cast Compression Cam Latches Type: DK - With triangular spindle GN 516 Zinc Die-Cast Compression Cam Latches Type: HG - With lever GN 516 Zinc Die-Cast Compression Cam Latches Type: KG - With wing knob GN 516 Zinc Die-Cast Compression Cam Latches Type: RG - With hollow knurled knob GN 7336 GN 516 Zinc Die-Cast Compression Cam Latches Type: SCH - With slot GN 516 Zinc Die-Cast Compression Cam Latches Type: VDE - With double bit GN 516 Zinc Die-Cast Compression Cam Latches Type: VK7 - With square spindle GN 516 Zinc Die-Cast Compression Cam Latches Type: VK8 - With square spindle

Product description


GN 516 compression latches close via a turning operation limited to 90° (quarter of a turn), which moves the latch arm into a 6 mm linear stroke.

This cam latch housing is designed for common applications such as making a tight and vibration-proof interlock in the end position (clamping position) in connection with an elastic sealing.

The 22 different off-set latch arm options allow for “Latch distance A” to be set between 17 mm and 63 mm. If the measured clamping position lies between two latch distances A, the next smaller value must be selected.

Product comes supplied with a loosely enclosed latch arm.


Cam latch housing / latching mechanism
Zinc die-cast

Housing collar
Zinc die-cast
Powder coated
Black, textured finish

Latch arm
Steel, zinc plated, blue passivated finish

Operating elements (Type RG, KG, and HG)
  • Plastic
    Technopolymer (Polyamide PA)
    Black, matte finish
  • Cover cap
    Light gray, matte finish

Protection class IP 65

RoHS compliant


Socket keys GN 119.2
Protective caps GN 120
Opening handles GN 120.1

Technical drawing

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GN 516 Zinc Die-Cast Compression Cam Latches sketch

Part Options / Table


DKWith triangular spindle
VK7With square spindle
VK8With square spindle
SCHWith slot
VDEWith double bit
RGWith hollow knurled knob GN 7336
KGWith wing knob
HGWith lever


Dimensions in: Inch (change to Metric)
Latch distance A
in clamping position 

Build & Price

3D Product Configurator

Latch distance A

Construcion and Assembly Instructions

GN 516 Latch position

1. Latch in starting position.
2. The first 90° turn of the actuator or socket key the latch arm into the locking position.
3. Turning the actuator further by another 90° will lift the latch in linear direction by 6 mm, pulling the door leaf against the frame or the seal and generating a vibration-proof lock.

For installation, create a bore in the door, cover or hatch as shown in the outline drawing.

Once assembled, the cam latch is inserted through the bore from the front. The hex nut can then be placed over the latch arm and onto the threaded housing and fastened in place.

The installation bore in the door leaf is usually generated by punching or laser machining during a mass production run.

The installation bore can also be created by drilling or milling as shown in the outline drawings.

For small production runs and steel sheets below 2 mm thickness, the Sheet Metal Punches GN 123 are the tool of choice.

Load of compression clamping latches

Max. torque
Max. axial force / max. static load

4.5 Nm
76.44 lbf
(340 N)

The information applies to the zinc die-cast latching mechanism. GN 516.5 compression cam latches can handle significantly higher loads.

GN 516 Installation holes

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≥ 250$15.53
Prop 65: Not compliant
Cancer and Reproductive Harm -
RoHS: Compliant
This article is RoHS-compliant in application of Annex III., which means it complies with EU Directive 2011/65/EU, including extension (2015/863/EU), for restricting the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic devices. The Directive regulates the use of hazardous substances in devices and components. The implementation in national law is summarily described with RoHS(Restriction of (the use of certain) hazardous substances)).
Weight: 0.176 lbs
If weight is not listed, please contact our Sales Department for additional information regarding weight.
Phone: 800-877-8351
All Prices are in US Dollars. Taxes Not Included.

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