Author: Rachel Pilgren-Kane

My name is Rachel Kane, and I love a good story – especially when it involves innovative technology. Follow along with me as I post information on new product launches, application design solutions using our engineered access hardware technology, tips and tricks, and commentary on industry news and trends. Do you have a Southco story to share? Email me at rkane@southco.com

New Lever Latch Features Visual Access Indicator

Southco has added a new version to its successful C2 Lever Latch product line that provides the same consistent compression and vibration resistance as the standard C2 series, but features a color coded access indicator that allows the user to see if the latch has been opened or closed.

The C2 Lever Latch with Visual Access Indicator features a small, color coded window that can be viewed to monitor latch status. When the window shows green, the latch has not been opened since it was last reset. If the latch is opened, the window will turn from green to red, signaling that the latch has been actuated. The indicator remains red in subsequent opening or actuation. The red indicator can be reset back to green with a simple 90 degree turn of the tool recess security key.

Designed for simple, one handed operation, the C2 series features a flush mounted design and a built in handle. The C2 series delivers high mechanical performance and compensates for misalignment, delivering a robust cycle life. Additionally, the C2 with Visual Access Indicator can be installed in the same panel prep as the current C2 series, simplifying application upgrades, and is available with key or tool locking options for increased security. Further, the new C2 comes with an integrated bumper to provide scratch-free engagement with frame to protect its decorated or coated finish.

To learn more about Southco’s full line of Lever Latches visit our Lever Latches product page.

Spring-Loaded Plunger Offers Thread-in Installation for Thin Panels

Southco has expanded its line of spring-loaded plungers with a new thread-in version that allows for quick installation and removal of thin panels in tight spaces. Suitable for panels as thin as 0.64 millimeters, Southco’s newest 56 Spring-Loaded Plunger features a thread in design that helps to prevents lost hardware and is available with an over-molded h

Heavy Duty Actuator Combines Reliable Actuation With Modern Design

Southco has recently expanded on its successful line of mechanical actuators with a new version that combines reliable actuation with modern design. Constructed of high-strength, corrosion-resistant materials, the AC-11 Actuator features an ergonomic pull handle that is ideal for remotely actuating a latch in heavy duty equipment applications. The AC-11 A

Counterbalance Hinge Allows Safe Positioning of Heavy Panels

Southco has expanded its Positioning Technology portfolio with the addition of a new Counterbalance Hinge that neutralizes the weight of heavy panels and lids, providing reliable positioning control for a variety of applications. The CB Counterbalance Hinge provides precise control when opening and closing heavy panels, reducing safety and liability concerns

Time-Proven Draw Latch Refreshed With New Finish

Southco has refreshed its successful R2 Panel Fastening Draw Latch series with an updated version that combines a reliable, industrial grade finish with strength and durability. Refreshed with galvanized steel, Southco’s new R2 Panel Fastening Draw Latch delivers a consistent appearance over time while maintaining the product’s established quality and st

New Mini Slide Latch Meets Limited Space Requirements

Southco has expanded its line of A3 Slide Latches with a new version that is 35% shorter than Southco’s smallest A3 product series, providing reliable performance for applications where space is at a premium. The mini A3 Slide Latch is suitable for the smallest applications including rack-mount servers, automotive storage panels and general enclosures.

Plastic Constant Torque Hinge Provides Customized Operation and Resists Corrosion

Southco has expanded its successful line of E6 Constant Torque Hinges with a plastic version designed for use in corrosive environments. Southco’s line of Constant Torque Position Control Hinges provide constant resistance throughout the entire range of motion, enabling users to easily position doors, display screens and other mounted components and hold t

New Steel Rotary Latch Features Hand Actuation

Southco has expanded its line of rotary latches with a new version that can be triggered by hand via an integrated plastic knob, eliminating the need for a separate cable and actuator. The hand actuated R4-20 Rotary Latch features steel construction, providing a robust, long-lasting solution for demanding applications such as hidden access panels and doors o

New Mini Cam Latch Designed for Limited Space Applications

Southco has added to its broad range of cam latches with the introduction of the miniature E5 Cam Latch. Featuring a 30% reduction in intrusion compared to Southco’s standard E5 Cam Latch series, the miniature E5 Cam Latch provides a significantly smaller footprint for limited space applications. Southco’s miniature E5Cam Latch provides a simple and a

New Inject/Eject Solution Offers Hot Swap Function Protection

Southco has expanded its line of industry-recognized electronics solutions with a new P7 Inject/Eject Handle Set designed for full size AMC (Advanced Mezzanine Cards) carriers with hot swap function protection for AdvancedTCA® (ATCA) applications. Southco’s new P7 Inject/Eject Handle Set is a complete solution including upper and lower latches and a sw