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 Counterbalance System Neutralizes Weight of Heavy Doors and Covers

Southco has recently expanded its Positioning Technology portfolio with the addition a system designed to neutralize the weight of heavy doors and covers. The CB Lift-A-SYST® series combines assisted lifting force and positional stability through the full range of motion for opening and closing to make equipment operation safe and reliable.

Southco’s Lift-A-SYST® series is designed specifically for controlling the exact weight of heavy flip-up countertops and covers, allowing them to be lifted and positioned with ease. The Lift-A-SYST® series allows a heavy door to be lifted with minimal operating effort and will continue to hold it securely in any position.

Available with an optional hinge point, Southco’s Lift-A-SYST® series can be fine-tuned to the feel of the door, eliminating the need for constant maintenance and readjustment. Additionally, the Lift-A-SYST® series offers safe operation and a repeatable cycle life.

Southco’s CB Lift-A-SYST® series is engineered specifically for controlling the exact weight of heavy flip-up countertops and covers, and can balance heavy loads, allowing them to be safely lifted and positioned with minimal operating effort.

To learn more about Southco’s line of positioning technology solutions, visit our Counterbalance product page.

Countering the Threat of Physical Security Breaches in Colocation Centers

In today’s world, data is fast becoming the new global currency and as data volumes continue to grow at an exponential rate, the issue of data security continues to cause concern within the industry. While there is widespread awareness of the many digital attacks that compromise data, less is said about the physical threats to information stored in data ce

New Micro Rotary Latch Designed for Small Spaces

Southco has recently expanded its successful line of rotary latching solutions with the launch of the R4-05 Micro Rotary Latch. The newest addition to the R4 Rotary Latch series provides concealed latching and increased security without sacrificing strength or functionality, making it an ideal choice for applications with significant space limitations. Th

New Compact Compression Latch for Limited Spaces

Southco has expanded its successful E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latch series with a compact version designed for limited space applications. The compact E3 Compression Latch combines high strength with a smaller design footprint for secure, vibration resistant latching in even the most challenging operating environments. With its lightweight, shortened h

New Quarter-Turn Fastener Prevents Over Tightening

Southco has expanded its DZUS® Quarter-Turn product line with the launch of a captive-style fastener that prevents over tightening. The DZUS® D9 Tech Line Quarter-Turn Fastener combines Southco’s proven quarter-turn and captive fastening technologies to create a next generation solution that provides consistent, reliable clamping force and quick access.

Southco Apprentice Pippa Dressler-Pearson Earns Worcestershire Apprentice of the Year

Pippa Dressler-Pearson, one of Southco’s Apprentice Engineers located in the Worcester, UK facility has been awarded Worcestershire’s Top Apprentice for 2016. Created by the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and Worcestershire County Council, the annual awards recognize contributions apprentices have made within their selected businesses.

Shutter Cam Latch Prevents Accidental Opening and Keeps Dust Out

Southco has expanded its successful E5 Cam Latch series with a new latch designed to prevent accidental opening. The drop bushing feature of the E5 Shutter Cam Latch adds additional security by preventing the cam from rotating open in high vibration applications. The E5 Shutter Cam Latch is designed with a spring loaded bushing that covers the driver rece

Microprocessor Controlled Electronic Lock Delivers Advanced Intelligence

Southco’s new R4-EM 9 Series Electronic Rotary Latch delivers next generation electronic locking through microprocessor controlled actuation, providing highly intelligent, reliable electronic access. The 9 Series features expanded intelligence with microprocessor control of all input and output commands, providing expanded programming capability and custom

Self-Contained System Named Top Money Saving Product of 2016

Southco is pleased to announce that our SC Self-Contained Electronic Locking System was selected by Buildings Magazine as a Top Money Saving Product of 2016. Buildings Magazine, which reaches over 80K building owners and facilities management professionals, issues the feature annually. The SC Self-Contained was chosen as a top money saving product in the Se

Why Touch Points Matter To Automotive Design

To your customers, you are what they touch. Whether consciously or sub-consciously touch points form the foundation for customers to perceive and make decisions regarding the products they choose. Touch points drive the quality of customer experiences, and serve as the basis for the resulting relationship. This is why it is so important to understand the