Captive Screws

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.

The newest addition to Southco’s Captive Screw line takes up less vertical space, making it an ideal solution for applications where reduced installation height is a necessity, such as metal enclosure panels and PC boards.The 52 Low Profile series is available with a metal finish and with an over-molded head that acts as a visual indicator for access points, enabling the designer to designate access through an array of standard and custom color options.

The 52 Low Profile series is available with press-in and Surface Mount Technology (SMT) options that provide versatility for fastening and unfastening. Combination tool-operated recesses and hand-tightened knurled head options provide versatility when mounting doors, panels and other hardware components in limited space applications.

To learn more about Southco’s complete line of Captive Hardware, visit our Captive Screw product page.

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.

Introducing the Mini Plunger: Captive Hardware for Smaller Spaces

Southco has expanded its captive hardware line with the addition of a miniature plunger designed for use in limited space applications and minimum 0.8 mm thick panels. The new 56 Miniature Spring-Loaded Plunger enables quick-access fastening in tight spaces, and is available with an over-molded head that can be used to designate access through an array o

New Junction Box Facilitates Electronic Access Integration for Server Cabinets

In response to data protection industry regulations, many data centers are networking server racks to their existing security systems to monitor and control physical access to the racks, just as they do for building and room access. Southco’s EA-A01 Security System Integration Kit simplifies the cabling and connections necessary between electronic l

New Quarter-Turn Fastener Is ‘Captivating’

The DZUS® D5 Panel Line Quarter-Turn Fastener is one of the first fully captive quarter-turn assemblies available on the market today, and offers limitless design possibilities for a broad range of industry applications where quick-access is necessary. Designed with a flare-in stud assembly for quick access, The DZUS® D5 Panel Line Quarter-Turn Fastener

Multi-Point Flat Rod Latching: An Enclosure’s Best Defense

Southco’s new A5 Multi-Point Flat Rod System is an economical, complete solution that offers increased strength when controlling multiple latching points from a single point of operation. The flat design provides an economical solution with added strength in enclosure applications with longer doors and panels, eliminating flexing, pry points and rattle.

Help the R4-EM Outdoor Become a ‘Top New Product of 2013’

Southco’s R4-EM Outdoor Electronic Rotary Latch is contending for a spot as one of OEM Off-Highway Magazine’s “Top 10 New Products of 2013,” and you can help! From now until Oct. 1, all you have to do is visit our R4-EM Outdoor product page in OEM Off-Highway’s online Component Directory. OEM Off-Highway’s Component Directory is a well-known r

Is Your Captive Hardware ATCA-Compliant?

For engineers designing telecommunications and industrial computing applications, the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG) is the leading resource for design specifications and compliance information. Southco, the leader in ATCA access hardware, is the only ATCA supplier to offer a captive screw class compliant with the current PCI Indust

Reduce the Risk of PC Board Damage With Surface Mount Technology (SMT)

Southco is pleased to announce the introduction of its Surface Mount Technology (SMT) for Printed Circuit (PC) board assembly. This next generation fastening technique simplifies the installation of captive hardware to PC boards by eliminating additional mechanical assembly. The risk of damaging a high-value board when attaching captive hardware is a key

Our Miniature Captive Screw . . . Now Available in Color

Designating and identifying access points in applications is a colorful activity with Southco’s new 52 Miniature Over-Molded Captive Screw. The newest extension to our captive screw line features a plastic, over-molded screw head which is available in standard color options, as well as custom colors matched to customer specifications, product styling