Captive Screws

New Lever-Actuated Plunger Enables Fast Removal of Electronic Components

Southco has extended its successful line of captive hardware with a new version that features lever-actuated operation for faster and easier latching and unlatching of electronic components. Southco’s compact lever-actuated 56 Spring-Loaded Plunger offers an improved grip for simplified hand operation and saves time when installing or removing components in tight spaces.

Southco’s lever-actuated 56 Spring-Loaded Plunger boasts a useful hold-open feature when the lever is actuated, providing clear visual confirmation when the plunger is unlatched and keeping the plunger in a retracted position for easy removal. Actuated with a single motion, the lever-actuated 56 Spring-Loaded Plunger saves time in comparison to current round knob, hold-open versions requiring a two-step lift and turn operation to unfasten.

The easy to grip lever-actuated 56 Spring-Loaded Plunger provides quick hand operation for latching and unlatching, facilitating the installation and replacement of components used in various electronics applications including HDD carriers, metal trays and power supplies. Additionally, the lever-actuated 56 Spring-Loaded Plunger is available in prism colors for differentiation between application zones and is available in thread-in, flare-in and press-in installation options.

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New Mini Slide Latch Meets Limited Space Requirements

Southco has expanded its line of A3 Slide Latches with a new version that is 35% shorter than Southco’s smallest A3 product series, providing reliable performance for applications where space is at a premium. The mini A3 Slide Latch is suitable for the smallest applications including rack-mount servers, automotive storage panels and general enclosures.

RFID Access Controller Simplifies Electronic Access Control Set Up

Southco has expanded its line of electronic access solutions with an access controller that simplifies the integration of keyless access into equipment level applications. Southco’s EA-P3 High Frequency RFID Access Controller facilitates electronic credential management without having to connect to a network, or install additional hardware or software.

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

Countering the Threat of Physical Security Breaches in Colocation Centers

In today’s world, data is fast becoming the new global currency and as data volumes continue to grow at an exponential rate, the issue of data security continues to cause concern within the industry. While there is widespread awareness of the many digital attacks that compromise data, less is said about the physical threats to information stored in data ce

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.

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

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

Engineering Article Round Up

In case you missed it, we would like to share a few recent articles by Southco thought leaders that showcase our diverse engineering and technology expertise. Check out the following stories our Engineering Article Roundup to learn more about the latest technologies and application design solutions. How to Tailor Electronic Locks to Your Applicati