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 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.

The A3 Mini Slide Latch provides intuitive slide-to-open and push-to-close operation for enclosure access applications, ensuring reliable performance throughout the product life cycle. This durable molded-plastic latch is designed with corrosion-resistant materials to meet UL94-HB or UL94-V0 flammability requirements.

The A3 Mini Slide Latch provides a cost-effective solution for small enclosures that is both easy to install and simple to use. The newest addition to Southco’s push-to-close line offers durable performance and intuitive operation, providing a valuable extension to the A3 product family.

Southco’s A3 Slide Latch series features simple snap-in installation and is available in two panel thickness options, offering a dependable solution for a wide range of applications.

To learn more about Southco’s line of cam latches, visit our Slide Latches product page.

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

New Compact Electronic Slide Bolt Designed For Small Spaces

Southco has expanded its line of electronic access control solutions with a compact electronic slide bolt that simplifies the upgrade from mechanical to electromechanical latching. The lightweight EM-05 5 Series Electronic Slide Bolt is suitable for applications where space is limited. The efficient gear motor-driven mechanism can be easily integrated with a

Stainless Steel Rotary Latches Provide High Corrosion Resistance

Southco has expanded its line of rotary latches with a stainless steel version of the R4-20 Rotary Latch, which is designed with high corrosion-resistance for demanding Marine and Off-Highway applications. The latest addition to our R4 Rotary Latch series is more suitable to highly corrosive environments than comparable products in hardened steel. Southco

Sealed Electronic Actuator Simplifies Upgrade from Mechanical Latching

Southco has recently added to its line of electronic actuators with a sealed version that simplifies the upgrade from mechanical to electronic actuation. Capable of accommodating higher mechanical loads, the AC-EM 10 Electronic Actuator facilitates the electronic actuation of Southco’s R4-10 Rotary Latch series and other latching mechanisms. Southco’s

New Cam Latch Offers Adjustable Grip For Custom Fit

Southco has expanded its successful E5 Cam Latch series with a new version that provides flexible grip adjustment, allowing a single latching solution to be used for multiple applications. Capable of delivering a grip range of up to 11.5mm, the new E5 Cam Latch with adjustable grip features an extended shaft that allows the cam to be set at a specific grip t

New Compact Actuator Enables Electronic Actuation of Mechanical Latches

Southco has expanded its line of electronic access solutions with a compact electronic actuator that simplifies the upgrade from mechanical to electronic access. The AC-EM 05 Electronic Actuator offers an economical option for achieving electronic actuation of Southco’s R4-05 Micro Rotary Latch series and other mechanical latches. When connected to an e