Automotive

Access solutions for the Automotive industry

  • Why Touch Points Matter To Automotive Design

    Why Touch Points Matter To Automotive Design

    This article explains how touch points form the foundation for customers to perceive and make decisions regarding the automobiles they purchase

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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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  • Key Decision Points in Hinge Hardware for Design Engineers

    Key Decision Points in Hinge Hardware for Design Engineers

    This article explains how positioning hinge technology can be used to define and adjust operating effort required to move or position virtually any mounted component that is opened, closed and moved

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  • Why the Quarter-Turn Fastener Turns Heads In Automotive Design

    Why the Quarter-Turn Fastener Turns Heads In Automotive Design

    This article explains how quarter-turn fasteners can lower installation costs, while facilitating quick repeatable access to critical vehicle components.

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  • Modular Comfort Headrests for Seating

    Modular Comfort Headrests for Seating

    This white paper explains how Modular Comfort Headrest solutions with integrated positioning technology provides reliable and flexible constant torque functionality

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  • Rotary Latch Features Dual Trigger Actuation

    Rotary Latch Features Dual Trigger Actuation

    Southco’s R4 Dual Trigger Rotary Latch features a compact design and multiple points of actuation, allowing the latch to be triggered by two independent actuators.

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  • Single Point Rotary Latching Solutions for Gloveboxes

    Single Point Rotary Latching Solutions for Gloveboxes

    This white paper explains how our Single Point Rotary Latch provides an economical option for glove box latching applications.

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  • Transitioning From Mechanical to Electronic Locking Devices

    Transitioning From Mechanical to Electronic Locking Devices

    This article explains how engineers can simplify the transition from mechanical locks to electronic access technology by integrating the appropriate Electronic Access Solution into the application.

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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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  • The Dual Point Coupler: A Flexible Glovebox Latching Solution

    The Dual Point Coupler: A Flexible Glovebox Latching Solution

    This article explains how our Dual Point Coupler facilitates changes in actuation or mounting style modifications in glove box applications and beyond.

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  • Getting Started with Electronic Access Control2:18

    Getting Started with Electronic Access Control

    This video explains how Southco’s electronic locks provide enhanced physical security and access control where it matters the most – at the equipment level.

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  • Position Hinging Solutions for Center Consoles

    Position Hinging Solutions for Center Consoles

    This white paper explains how our position control hinges act as a core solution for center console applications, enabling quiet operation and precise operating efforts

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