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  • Engineered Access Solutions for Industrial Applications

    Engineered Access Solutions for Industrial Applications

    This brochure provides an overview of our engineered access solutions for various types of industrial equipment.

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  • Southco Apprentice Wins Best of British Engineering Award From Semta

    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...

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  • LIFT-A-SYST® Counterbalance Systems

    LIFT-A-SYST® Counterbalance Systems

    Learn how Southco's CB LIFT-A-SYST® series makes equipment operation safe and reliable by neutralizing the weight of heavy countertops and doors.

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  • Why You Need Rack Level Security In the Colocation Data Center [Infographic]

    Why You Need Rack Level Security In the Colocation Data Center [Infographic]

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  • Distinctive Touch Points for the Automotive Industry

    Distinctive Touch Points for the Automotive Industry

    This brochure provides an overview of how our proven core latching mechanisms and innovative new technologies can differentiate your vehicle design.

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  • Countering the Threat of Physical Security Breaches in Colocation Centers

    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...

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  • New Micro Rotary Latch Designed for Small Spaces

    New Micro Rotary Latch Designed for Small Spaces

    Southco has recently expanded its successful line of rotary latching solutions with the launch of the R4-05 Micro Rotary Latch. The newest addition to the R4 Rotary Latch series provides concealed...

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  • What's So Cool About Manufacturing?

    What's So Cool About Manufacturing?

    Springton Lake Middle School's Video Club students profiled Southco in the Delaware/Chester County What's So Cool About Manufacturing Contest for 2017.

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  • Rack Level Security for Data Center Cabinets

    Rack Level Security for Data Center Cabinets

    When selecting an electronic access solution for rack level access, the requirements and capabilities of the data center’s existing security system must be evaluated to ensure seamless integration.

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  • Are You Sitting Comfortably?

    Are You Sitting Comfortably?

    This article explains how constant torque hinging solutions enable rail operators to improve seating and promote a highly ergonomic passenger comfort zone.

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  • Solving Aircraft Interior Design Challenges with Standardized Mechanisms

    Solving Aircraft Interior Design Challenges with Standardized Mechanisms

    This article explains how using standardized access hardware solutions allowd weight to be conserved across aircraft interior applications while ensuring reliable operation of passenger touch points.

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  • Electronic Access Solutions Design Guide

    Electronic Access Solutions Design Guide

    Southco's access control devices, intelligent electronic locks and remote monitoring work together to provide a complete solution for electronic access at the equipment level.

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  • Using Complete Rotary Systems in Off-Highway Equipment Design

    Using Complete Rotary Systems in Off-Highway Equipment Design

    This article explains how rotary latch systems provide an effective and reliable means of remotely opening interior and exterior doors, compartments, hoods and engine covers.

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  • New Compact Actuator Enables Electronic Actuation of Mechanical Latches

    New Compact Actuator Enables Electronic Actuation of Mechanical Latches

    Southco has expanded its line of electronic access solutions with a compact electronic actuator that simplifies the upgrade from mechanical to electronic access. The AC-EM 05 Electronic Actuator...

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  • Geven & Southco: Taking the Load Off Aircraft Seating with Innovative Hinge Technology

    Geven & Southco: Taking the Load Off Aircraft Seating with Innovative Hinge Technology

    This case study explains how Southco helped Geven enhance the functionality and reliability of their passenger seat headrest design with a lightweight, constant torque hinge solution.

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  • Heavy-Duty Actuators Enable Actuation of Multiple Rotary Latches

    Heavy-Duty Actuators Enable Actuation of Multiple Rotary Latches

    Southco has further expanded its successful line of rotary latching solutions with the launch of two new heavy-duty, paddle-style actuators that provide multiple points of actuation, allowing two...

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  • How Southco Is Using Technology To Connect To Industry 4.0

    How Southco Is Using Technology To Connect To Industry 4.0

    This article explains how Southco is transforming its facilities into “smart” factories by connecting software with processes to increase efficiency while reducing defects, downtime and waste.

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  • Heavy-Duty Two-Stage Latch Now Available in Stainless Steel

    Heavy-Duty Two-Stage Latch Now Available in Stainless Steel

    Southco’s has expanded its successful line of rotary latching solutions with the addition of a stainless steel version of its popular R4-30 series. Constructed of high-strength,...

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  • Safeguarding the Success of Industrial Products

    Safeguarding the Success of Industrial Products

    This article explains how manufacturers can meet their operational goals with proven access hardware solutions that address key issues around design, safety, efficiency, performance and flexibility.

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  • Southco Supports the Next Generation of Manufacturing In Worcester

    Southco Supports the Next Generation of Manufacturing In Worcester

    Southco has a well established apprenticeship program with apprentices at both of its Worcester and Farnham, UK facilities.

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  • Southco R4 Rotary Latch System1:26

    Southco R4 Rotary Latch System

    Learn how Southco's R4 Rotary Latch System provides an effective and reliable means of remotely opening interior and exterior doors, compartments, hoods and engine covers, combining security and ergon

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  • RFID Access Controller Simplifies Electronic Access Control Set Up

    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...

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  • Securing Passenger Belongings with BLUETOOTH® Access Control

    Securing Passenger Belongings with BLUETOOTH® Access Control

    Read our case study to learn how to protect passenger belongings aboard the train with Southco’s BLUETOOTH® enabled Electronic Access Solutions.

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  • New Padlockable Cam Latch Features Redesigned Wing Knob

    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...

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  • Lazenby Group & Southco: High Performance Latch Enhances Security In All Weather Conditions

    Lazenby Group & Southco: High Performance Latch Enhances Security In All Weather Conditions

    This case study explains how Southco helped the Lazenby Group enhance the physical security of their outdoor self-service payment kiosks, with a weather-resistant Multi-Point Compression Latch System.

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  • Southco Video with Thomas Mehler - EN1:36

    Southco Video with Thomas Mehler - EN

    Thomas Mehler, President of Southco, provides his thoughts on the strengths and future of Southco.

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  • 5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Stainless Steel Hinge

    5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Stainless Steel Hinge

    This article explains five key design considerations to take into account when selecting a stainless steel hinge.

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  • Southco BLUETOOTH®  Controller3:07

    Southco BLUETOOTH® Controller

    Southco’s EA-BT BLUETOOTH® Controller provides full access control and remote monitoring of intelligent locks without having to wire into a network, or install, manage and maintain software.

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  • New Low Profile Captive Screw Designed For Tight Spaces

    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...

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  • Aircraft Interior Solutions Overview

    Aircraft Interior Solutions Overview

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  • Southco Product Overview Guide

    Southco Product Overview Guide

    This brochure provides an overview of Southco's product class categories and their features.

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  • Using Fastening and Positioning Technologies To Solve New Challenges In Lighting Design

    Using Fastening and Positioning Technologies To Solve New Challenges In Lighting Design

    This article explains how fastening and positioning technologies to enhance the functional performance and visual and ergonomic appeal of lighting equipment and fixtures.

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  • Springton Lake Students Win Outstanding Videography Award for Southco Video

    Springton Lake Students Win Outstanding Videography Award for Southco Video

    A team of students from Springton Lake Middle School won an award for their film about Southco, Inc.

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