Rotary Latches

New Rotary Solution Combines Latch and Actuator With Modern Aesthetics

Southco recently expanded its successful line of rotary latching solutions with the launch of the R4-82 Rotary Latch with Paddle Actuator. The newest addition to the R4 Rotary Latch series combines a compact rotary latch with a heavy duty, square paddle actuator, enabling direct actuation without the need for a connected cable.

Available in steel with corrosion resistant zinc plating or black powder coat finishes, the R4-82 offers versatile key locking security. By combining both rotary latch and actuator into one solution, the R4-82 simplifies installation without sacrificing strength or performance.

With high ultimate load for heavy duty applications and options for thru hole or stud mounting, the R4-82 is an excellent solution for exterior applications that require robust performance. The R4-82 Rotary Latch includes an integrated bumper for reduced vibration, and is available with single or two-stage latching for enhanced safety and security.

The R4-82 Rotary Latch with Paddle Actuator is a comprehensive solution that simplifies design and installation. The R4-82 builds off of our current rotary solutions, but features a reinvented  paddle with a square shape that complements the modern exterior design of Industrial Machinery, Rail and Off-Highway applications.

Visit our Rotary Solutions Resource Center page to learn more about our complete rotary latching systems.

New Actuator Features Convenient Electronic Lock/Unlock Function

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Heavy Duty Actuator Combines Reliable Actuation With Modern Design

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Counterbalance Hinge Allows Safe Positioning of Heavy Panels

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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