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WDS expands quarter turn lock range

09th April 2024

WDS Components has launched a new rectangle front quarter turn lock design as well as expanding the number of available sizes across the lock range. With additional cam sizes now offered, the extended range also includes new offset dimensions up to 24 mm, enabling use of the locks with virtually any size door. The Leeds-based manufacturer and supplier of standard parts and components has also added a light grey finish to the range of available colours.

Quarter turn locks provide quick, secure fastening for a range of industrial and commercial applications, including workplace and changing room lockers, industrial cabinets and enclosures, machinery, HVAC systems, and office furniture. Named after the locking style, the fastener is operated with a 90°, open or close, turn. Fast and easy to use, the WDS quarter turn locks are reliable and enable secure door closure.  

The design includes a lock barrel, driven by a range of insert types, activating a cam that secures behind a door frame. The WDS quarter turn lock range includes styles that focus on lock security as well as ease of use. Locking mechanisms operated by a key provide maximum security, while the cam can also be locked in position by a universal style key, with pin, square, or triangular designs. WDS also provides quarter turn locks without a key mechanism, enabling secure door fastening with free access. 

While the locks can be driven with a key alone, designs in the WDS range also include L handles and wing knobs. These designs provide increased grip and leverage, to suit the door size and type, as well as environmental conditions, such as moisture and grease. 

For ease and flexibility of fitting, a wide range of lock sizes are available, enabling installation on practically any size or type of door. Each model features an industry standard 20 mm lock barrel, combined with a 45 mm-long cam. To allow for door depths up to 34 mm, various cam styles also feature an offset of up to 24 mm. Hook cam designs also provide extra security by fastening onto a pin, while a compression cam style features a pin wheel that pulls the door shut to achieve a tighter lock. All WDS quarter turn locks can also be installed for right- or left-handed operation. 

The devices are manufactured from a choice of materials, including zinc plated steel die cast, providing corrosion resistance and strength, as well as 304 stainless steel for extra corrosion resistance. A chrome-plated version reinforces against wear, while black and grey powder coatings add colour choices. WDS also provides a cost-effective plastic quarter turn lock range that is ideal for enclosures and cabinets. 

To prevent ingress and add protection against moisture and dust, all WDS quarter turn lock designs feature a seal that provides IP65 protection. This prevents entry of dust as well as water from low-pressure jets. 

WDS provides the quarter turn locks in a complete kit, while locking cylinders and handles, as well as cams, are all available separately. For enclosure designers and OEMs, WDS also provides all the parts for a door closure system, including gasket door seals, hinges, door handles, toggle latches and gas struts.

Full specifications of the quarter turn locks are available on, including free to download CAD files, as well as non-specialist 3D images. The locks can be ordered directly from the website, and stock information is provided. WDS can also achieve high volume orders for same-day shipping.

Image 1: WDS Components has launched a new rectangular front quarter turn lock design expanding the availability of the lock range.

About WDS Components Ltd

WDS Components is the home of standard parts and machine accessories. Established in 1952 ‘Woodside Die Sinking Company’ made jig and die parts to speed up production in tool rooms, WDS Components has grown from humble beginnings to become a leading European manufacturer and global distributor of high quality durable parts at competitive prices. We supply components, standard parts and machine accessories to original equipment manufacturers, maintenance engineers, small businesses and individuals all over the world. Over 98% of our range is available from stock and can be shipped the same day from our global distribution centre in the UK, using best in class worldwide logistics companies.

We provide unrivalled choice and unequalled availability.

WDS Components are proud to support some of the most prestigious engineering companies and brands in the world, who all trust WDS Components to service their needs.

We are committed to engineering excellence and continuous improvement. Our team of in-house engineers has expertise spanning several decades and is a blend of highly experienced and new generation graduate engineers who focus on the latest developments in design and manufacturing technology.

Our entire range of products is available to purchase on our website WDS COMPONENTS.COM where designers and manufacturers alike can download 3D models of all components in the widest range of formats available.

WDS Components provide solutions for customers who require a wide and growing range of high quality, competitively priced products, coupled with incredible product availability and same day despatch, backed up by easily accessible technical support.

Further Information:

Editorial Contact: Liz Patrick

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