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

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 versatile AC-EM 10 Electronic Actuator delivers high efficiency, accommodating heavier loads with minimal current draw. When connected to an electronic access control device, the AC-EM 10 Electronic Actuator can be used to remotely actuate a mechanical latch to open or unlock a door or panel.

With its small profile design and efficient gear motor operation, the AC-EM 10 Electronic Actuator is ideal for concealed applications where physical space constraints are a challenge. An economical solution for remotely actuating rotary locks and latches, the AC-EM 10 is tested to IP55 for water and dust protection and can be easily retrofitted using a standard cable connection for manual override.

The AC-EM 10 Electronic Actuator delivers an efficient and cost-effective solution for electronically actuating rotary latches for a variety of applications where concealed access is necessary, including UTV storage, ATMs and propane lockers.

To learn more about Southco’s line of electronic actuators and access controllers, visit our Resource Center Electronic Access Solutions page.

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

Heavy-Duty Actuators Enable Actuation of Multiple Rotary Latches

Southco has further expanded its successful line of rotary latching solutions with the launch of two new heavy-duty, paddle-style actuators that provide multiple points of actuation, allowing two connected rotary latches to be activated remotely by one actuator. Southco’s AC-20 and R3-22 Actuators are constructed from corrosion resistant materials, maki

Heavy-Duty Two-Stage Latch Now Available in Stainless Steel

Southco’s has expanded its successful line of rotary latching solutions with the addition of a stainless steel version of its popular R4-30 series. Constructed of high-strength, corrosion-resistant stainless steel, the R4-30 Two-Stage Rotary Latch features a two-stage design that prevents false latching conditions in heavy duty enclosure applications. S

RFID Access Controller Simplifies Electronic Access Control Set Up

Southco has expanded its line of electronic access solutions with an access controller that simplifies the integration of keyless access into equipment level applications. Southco’s EA-P3 High Frequency RFID Access Controller facilitates electronic credential management without having to connect to a network, or install additional hardware or software.

New Padlockable Cam Latch Features Redesigned Wing Knob

Southco has redesigned the wing knob version of its successful E5 Cam Latch series with a stylish, streamlined design that promotes improved ergonomics and enhanced security. The new E5 Wing Knob adds a padlockable feature capable of accepting a hasp shackle up to 8mm in diameter, and promotes a redesigned wing knob that functions as both handle and actuator

Bluetooth Controller Allows Smartphones To Be Used As Keys

Southco has recently expanded its line of Electronic Access Solutions with an access controller that allows Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as smartphones and tablets, to be used as a key. Southco’s EA-BT BLUETOOTH® Lock Controller provides a breakthrough, disruptive technology for remotely controlling and monitoring physical access wirelessly, without

New Low Profile Captive Screw Designed For Tight Spaces

Southco has recently expanded its Captive Screw offering with a low profile version designed for applications where installation space is extremely limited. The 52 Miniature Captive Screw Low Profile series features a 25% reduction in installation height compared with Southco’s standard 52 Miniature series, enabling captive fastening in the tightest spaces

New Height Adjustable, Vertically Articulating Arms

Southco has expanded its AV Display Mount offering with two new versions that allow the height of a monitor or display to be precisely adjusted according to end user preferences. The expanded AV-D32 Series includes a vertically articulating Tilt, Swivel and Swing Mount (V Series) and Dual Extension Mount (W Series) designed with Southco integrated Positi