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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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  • Padlockable Compression Latch Offers Enhanced Security

    Padlockable Compression Latch Offers Enhanced Security

    Southco has expanded its successful E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latch series with an ergonomic T-handle version that features an integrated padlockable design. The padlockable E3 VISE ACTION®...

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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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  • New Counterbalance System Neutralizes Weight of Heavy Doors and Covers

    New Counterbalance System Neutralizes Weight of Heavy Doors and Covers

    Southco has recently expanded its Positioning Technology portfolio with the addition a system designed to neutralize the weight of heavy doors and covers. The CB Lift-A-SYST® series combines...

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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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  • Southco Apprentice Pippa Dressler-Pearson Earns Worcestershire Apprentice of the Year

    Southco Apprentice Pippa Dressler-Pearson Earns Worcestershire Apprentice of the Year

    Pippa Dressler-Pearson, one of Southco’s Apprentice Engineers located in the Worcester, UK facility has been awarded Worcestershire’s Top Apprentice for 2016. Created by the Worcestershire Local...

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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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  • New Compact Compression Latch for Limited Spaces

    New Compact Compression Latch for Limited Spaces

    Southco has expanded its successful E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latch series with a compact version designed for limited space applications. The compact E3 Compression Latch combines high strength...

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  • New Quarter-Turn Fastener Prevents Over Tightening

    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...

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  • Shutter Cam Latch Prevents Accidental Opening and Keeps Dust Out

    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...

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  • Microprocessor Controlled Electronic Lock Delivers Advanced Intelligence

    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...

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  • Self-Contained System Named Top Money Saving Product of 2016

    Self-Contained System Named Top Money Saving Product of 2016

    Southco is pleased to announce that our SC Self-Contained Electronic Locking System was selected by Buildings Magazine as a Top Money Saving Product of 2016. Buildings Magazine, which reaches over...

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  • Why Touch Points Matter To Automotive Design

    Why Touch Points Matter To Automotive Design

    To your customers, you are what they touch. Whether consciously or sub-consciously touch points form the foundation for customers to perceive and make decisions regarding the products they...

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  • Wing Knob-Style Captive Screw Provides Tool-Free Access

    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...

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  • Heavy Duty Display Mounts Support Larger Displays

    Heavy Duty Display Mounts Support Larger Displays

    Southco has expanded its AV Display Mount offering with three new heavy duty models that provide robust functionality and design flexibility to accommodate larger, heavier displays. The D40 Series...

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  • Adjustable Grip Compression Latch Meets Fire Safety Standard

    Adjustable Grip Compression Latch Meets Fire Safety Standard

    Southco has expanded its successful E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latch series with an adjustable grip style that delivers robust, vibration-resistant fastening. The adjustable grip E3 Compression...

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  • Video: How to Improve Equipment Security With Electronic Access

    Video: How to Improve Equipment Security With Electronic Access

    Electronic access is your key to the connected world. It combines physical security with electronic intelligence to protect valuable assets and information across a wide range of applications. In...

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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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  • Brochure: Electronic Access Solutions Design Guide

    Brochure: Electronic Access Solutions Design Guide

    When was the last time you used a mechanical key to unlock your car or hotel room? The transition from mechanical access to electronic locking solutions has been widely adopted  in these...

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