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 Quarter-Turn Fastener Prevents Over Tightening

d9-47-230x-k000Southco 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.

The DZUS® D9 Tech Line features a captive, spring loaded design and tool-free operation that provides accurate, secure engagement and vibration resistance, while helping to prevent damage caused by over tightening the fastener.

Available in press in, flare in and surface mount technology (SMT) styles, the DZUS® D9 Tech Line is available in a variety of stud lengths and mating receptacle options to accommodate varying panel thickness ranges. Additionally, the DZUS® D9 Tech Line is available with a standard bright metal or “prism” colored head that can be used to designate access through an array of standard and custom color options.

To learn more about our complete line of DZUS® Quarter-Turn Fasteners, visit Southco’s Quarter-Turn Fasteners page.

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

Wing Knob-Style Captive Screw Provides Tool-Free Access

Southco has recently expanded its captive hardware line with the addition of a captive screw that offers tool-free access. The new 4C Wing Knob Captive Screw enables quick-access fastening by hand or tool, and features an over-molded, wing-style head that can be used to designate access through an array of standard and custom color options. The 4C Wing Kn

Heavy Duty Display Mounts Support Larger Displays

Southco has expanded its AV Display Mount offering with three new heavy duty models that provide robust functionality and design flexibility to accommodate larger, heavier displays. The D40 Series includes a Tilt and Swivel Mount (K Series), a Tilt, Swivel and Single Arm (A Series) and a Dual Extension Arm (D Series) designed with Southco integrated Position

Adjustable Grip Compression Latch Meets Fire Safety Standard

Southco has expanded its successful E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latch series with an adjustable grip style that delivers robust, vibration-resistant fastening. The adjustable grip E3 Compression Latch features lightweight, aluminum construction and is ideal for rugged outdoor applications that require higher strength, without adding additional weight. Th

Video: How to Improve Equipment Security With Electronic Access

Electronic access is your key to the connected world. It combines physical security with electronic intelligence to protect valuable assets and information across a wide range of applications. In fact, electronic access is such a natural part of our daily lives that many of us don’t even realize we are using it. Physical access to most buildings today i