roller latch

roller latch

roller latch
A type of door latch; has a roller under spring tension instead of a beveled spring bolt; the roller engages a strike plate having a recess formed to receive it.
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Roller latches (i.e., a type of door-latching mechanism to keep a door closed) are consistently one of the most cited deficiencies under the CMS life safety requirements.