Southco Outdoor Electronic Latch Voted a ‘Top New Product of 2013’ by OEM Off-Highway Readers

Southco’s R4-EM Outdoor Electronic Rotary Latch has been selected as one of OEM Off-Highway magazine’s Top 10 New Products of 2013!

OEM Off-Highway magazine is an industry-leading publication dedicated to heavy-duty on- and off-road equipment manufacturing. Winners of the Top 10 New Products of 2013 are the 10 most-viewed products listed on its online buyer’s guide, the Component Directory, which features over 4,500 products and services from 1,400 companies around the world.


Earning the No. 8 spot, the R4-EM Outdoor Electronic Rotary Latch enables electronic access in environments where it was previously not possible, making it excellent option for challenging Off-Highway applications requiring a moisture- and corrosion-resistant electronic latch.

With its corrosion-resistant plated steel and stainless steel construction and fully-sealed internal actuator, the R4-EM Outdoor provides reliable electronic locking that is resistant to moisture and dust. The embedded electronic control allows for easy integration with an external control system, and flexible, concealed installation provides vandal-resistance, accommodating a variety of outdoor applications.

As a winner in the Top 10, the R4-EM Outdoor was featured in the November/December 2013 digital and print issues of OEM Off-Highway magazine. To learn more about Southco’s line of electronic rotary latches, visit our Electronic Access and Locking Solutions product page.

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