Industrial Equipment

Southco manufactures engineered access hardware designed to meet international standards for restricted access and ensure durability under harsh environmental conditions.

New Actuator Features Convenient Electronic Lock/Unlock Function

Southco has expanded its successful line of actuators with a keyless electronic version designed for rugged applications. Southco’s AC-10-EM Actuator with Electronic Lock/Unlock functionality eliminates the need for mechanical key access when connected to a remote access controller, such as a key fob, or to an existing control system, such as a button located within a vehicle’s interior.

Southco’s AC-10-EM Actuator with Electronic Lock/Unlock features a heavy duty design and corrosion resistant construction, providing robust protection for outdoor applications including off-highway doors, bus baggage doors and specialty vehicle storage panels. With its recessed handle and flush mount paddle design, the AC-10-EM eases operation when opening panels and doors with a gloved hand, while reducing snag and catch points.

The AC-10-EM Actuator with Electronic Lock/Unlock provides a convenient upgrade to electronic access control. The actuator’s corrosion-resistant construction makes it an ideal solution for outdoor applications that require robust performance and remote actuation. The actuator is also designed to match Southco’s other access hardware solutions, offering a uniform appearance when multiple products are used in a single application.

For more information about Southco’s line of AC Actuators, visit our Rotary Latching Solutions Resource Center page.

New Slide Bolt Offers Door Sensing and Latch Status Monitoring

Southco has expanded its line of electronic access control solutions with a compact electronic slide bolt that simplifies the upgrade from mechanical to electromechanical latching. The new EM-05 4 Series Slide Bolt integrates an electronic lock with latch bolt position sensing and door sensing, allowing for simple monitoring of door and latch status. Simp

New Lever Latch Features Visual Access Indicator

Southco has added a new version to its successful C2 Lever Latch product line that provides the same consistent compression and vibration resistance as the standard C2 series, but features a color coded access indicator that allows the user to see if the latch has been opened or closed. The C2 Lever Latch with Visual Access Indicator features a small, col

Spring-Loaded Plunger Offers Thread-in Installation for Thin Panels

Southco has expanded its line of spring-loaded plungers with a new thread-in version that allows for quick installation and removal of thin panels in tight spaces. Suitable for panels as thin as 0.64 millimeters, Southco’s newest 56 Spring-Loaded Plunger features a thread in design that helps to prevents lost hardware and is available with an over-molded h

Heavy Duty Actuator Combines Reliable Actuation With Modern Design

Southco has recently expanded on its successful line of mechanical actuators with a new version that combines reliable actuation with modern design. Constructed of high-strength, corrosion-resistant materials, the AC-11 Actuator features an ergonomic pull handle that is ideal for remotely actuating a latch in heavy duty equipment applications. The AC-11 A

Counterbalance Hinge Allows Safe Positioning of Heavy Panels

Southco has expanded its Positioning Technology portfolio with the addition of a new Counterbalance Hinge that neutralizes the weight of heavy panels and lids, providing reliable positioning control for a variety of applications. The CB Counterbalance Hinge provides precise control when opening and closing heavy panels, reducing safety and liability concerns

Time-Proven Draw Latch Refreshed With New Finish

Southco has refreshed its successful R2 Panel Fastening Draw Latch series with an updated version that combines a reliable, industrial grade finish with strength and durability. Refreshed with galvanized steel, Southco’s new R2 Panel Fastening Draw Latch delivers a consistent appearance over time while maintaining the product’s established quality and st

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.

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

New Steel Rotary Latch Features Hand Actuation

Southco has expanded its line of rotary latches with a new version that can be triggered by hand via an integrated plastic knob, eliminating the need for a separate cable and actuator. The hand actuated R4-20 Rotary Latch features steel construction, providing a robust, long-lasting solution for demanding applications such as hidden access panels and doors o