Rotary Solutions

Southco's Rotary Latch Systems combines three main elements: rotary latch, actuator and the cable which connects them for seamless operation

  • R4 Rotary Latch System Guide

    R4 Rotary Latch System Guide

    Our Rotary Latch System brochure aids in the selection of a complete remote latching solution, designed with three distinct components: Rotary Latch, Actuator and Cable.

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  • Sealed Electronic Actuator Simplifies Upgrade from Mechanical Latching

    Sealed Electronic Actuator Simplifies Upgrade from Mechanical Latching

    Southco has recently added to its line of electronic actuators with a sealed version that simplifies the upgrade from mechanical to electronic actuation. Capable of accommodating higher mechanical...

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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Vibration-Resistant Rotary Latching System

    Vibration-Resistant Rotary Latching System

    This brochure explains how the integrated bumper design of the R4-10 Rotary Latch series helps to reduce the ‘buzz, squeak and rattle’ commonly experienced during off-highway equipment operation

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  • Rotary Latch Features Integrated Cable Mounting Bracket

    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...

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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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  • New Cable Splitter Provides Timed Release Of Rotary Latches

    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...

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  • Rotary Latch Features Direct, Cable-free Actuation

    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...

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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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    Southco Rotary Action Electromechanical Latch

    This video highlights the functionality of the R4-EM Electronic Rotary Latch, featuring microprocessor control, input-signal versatility and a proven latch mechanism that delivers reliable performance

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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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  • Rotary Latch Eliminates Noise & Vibration During Operation

    Rotary Latch Eliminates Noise & Vibration During Operation

    Southco’s newest rotary latching solution features an integrated rubber bumper that eliminates noise and vibration caused during operation. With the incorporation of the rubber bumper option, the...

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  • Marine Access Solutions Guide

    Marine Access Solutions Guide

    This brochure highlights durable, proven access hardware solutions designed for interior and exterior marine applications with a focus on performance, design and styling.

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  • Non-Locking Actuators for Heavy Duty Applications

    Non-Locking Actuators for Heavy Duty Applications

    Southco has recently launched non-locking versions of its AC-30 and AC-40 Actuator styles that provide quick, reliable actuation in heavy duty applications. Constructed of high-strength,...

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  • AC Cables: The Connection Between Latching and Remote Actuation

    AC Cables: The Connection Between Latching and Remote Actuation

    Safety and security guidelines, as well as industrial requirements for remote release rotary latches are becoming key influences in the design process across industries. Southco’s complete Rotary...

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  • Two-Stage Rotary Latch Ensures Secure Closure Every Time

    Two-Stage Rotary Latch Ensures Secure Closure Every Time

    Southco’s R4-10 Two-Stage Rotary Latch provides increased operator safety by eliminating false latching conditions in enclosure applications. The compact design of the R4-10 Two-Stage Rotary Latch...

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