About Quarter-Turns

Quarter-Turns (or Cam Latches) are locking mechanisms that feature multiple parts consisting of a housing, insert, and a metal lever called a cam or pawl. Traditionally, the insert is assembled into the housing and secured to the cam on the back side. Actuating the insert rotates the cam between the locked and unlocked position, often behind the frame of the enclosures. 


Quarter-turns and cam locks are ideal for a wide range of uses and applications. They can be customized and ordered in many different materials such as polyamide, stainless steel, or zinc die-cast. DIRAK, Inc. offers many standard options to traditional quarter-turns and cam locks, such as: customized sealing properties, grounding clips, compression systems, tool-less assembly, and various actuation methods such as T-handles, L-handles, and wing knobs.


Quarter-Turn Resources:


An Introduction to Quarter-Turns


A Brief History of the Modern Modular Quarter-Turn


Cam Latches: Everything You Need to Know 


Choosing A Quarter-Turn? Here’s 5 Things You Need To Know 


How Compression and Cam Latches Can Simplify Enclosure Access 


Stainless Steel Quarter-Turn for a Food Processing Equipment Manufacturer (Case Study)