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 Padlockable Cam Latch Features Redesigned Wing Knob

Southco has redesigned the wing knob version of its successful E5 Cam Latch series with a stylish, streamlined design that promotes improved ergonomics and enhanced security. The new E5 Wing Knob adds a padlockable feature capable of accepting a hasp shackle up to 8mm in diameter, and promotes a redesigned wing knob that functions as both handle and actuator.

The redesigned E5 Wing Knob features concave side surfaces that provide aesthetic appeal as well as positive finger grip for ease of opening panels and doors with a gloved hand. A spring loaded ball detent provides sensory feedback and helps to verify that the door is fully opened or closed with an audible “click”.

Tested to NEMA 4 and IP65 standards for water and dust protection, the E5 Wing Knob provides a high degree of ingress protection and is suitable for use indoors and out.

Southco’s line of E5 Cam Latches delivers robust, vibration-resistant fastening, features a variety of grip lengths and is available in numerous head style options for added security. Additionally, the E5 Wing Knob Cam Latch features the same panel hole prep as the standard series and is available with a separate latch and cam assembly to promote modular use.

The padlockable E5 Wing Knob Cam Latch provides ergonomic operation and secure latching in applications where increased security is necessary, such as industrial equipment with Lockout Tagout (LOTO) requirements.

To learn more about Southco’s complete line of Cam Latches, visit our E5 product page.

Bluetooth Controller Allows Smartphones To Be Used As Keys

Southco has recently expanded its line of Electronic Access Solutions with an access controller that allows Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as smartphones and tablets, to be used as a key. Southco’s EA-BT BLUETOOTH® Lock Controller provides a breakthrough, disruptive technology for remotely controlling and monitoring physical access wirelessly, without

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

New Height Adjustable, Vertically Articulating Arms

Southco has expanded its AV Display Mount offering with two new versions that allow the height of a monitor or display to be precisely adjusted according to end user preferences. The expanded AV-D32 Series includes a vertically articulating Tilt, Swivel and Swing Mount (V Series) and Dual Extension Mount (W Series) designed with Southco integrated Positi

Rotary Latch Features Integrated Cable Mounting Bracket

Southco has recently expanded its successful line of rotary latching solutions with the launch of the R4-10 Rotary Latch with Integrated Bracket. The newest addition to the R4-10 Rotary Latch series features an integrated cable mounting bracket, eliminating the need for secondary components during installation. The integrated bracket design of Sout

New Cable Splitter Provides Timed Release Of Rotary Latches

Southco’s newest addition to its successful line of Rotary Latch solutions allows multiple connected rotary latches to be triggered from a single actuation point. The AC Cable Splitter features built in adjustability and timed release, allowing greater flexibility in the design and integration of rotary latch systems into applications where remote latc

Rotary Latch Features Direct, Cable-free Actuation

Southco’s newest rotary latch can be triggered directly via push button or lever-style actuator, without the need for connected cable or rod. A rubber covered trigger alleviates potential noise between the latch and actuator during operation. The R4-10 with Direct Actuation offers a simplified solution for access in applications where a short distance m

Padlockable Compression Latch Offers Enhanced Security

Southco has expanded its successful E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latch series with an ergonomic T-handle version that features an integrated padlockable design. The padlockable E3 VISE ACTION® series combines ergonomic operation with enhanced security to provide vibration resistant latching in rugged environments. Constructed of robust stainless steel, t

Southco Apprentice Wins Best of British Engineering Award From Semta

Southco apprentice Philippa Dressler-Pearson was recently awarded the UK Apprentice of the Year and Best of British Engineering at the Semta Skills Awards ceremony in London, UK. Semta (The Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance) is a not-for-profit organization committed to developing engineering talent in the UK's most advanced sec

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 L