Product Spotlight: Southco AC Actuators


Introducing Southco’s AC Series Actuators

Southco’s AC Series of actuators completes Southco’s system for remote actuation of light, medium, and heavy-duty rotary latches using a cable connection. Multiple cable placement options satisfy in-line and perpendicular cable orientations. Ample hand-grip promotes easy user operation while low protrusion improves enclosure aesthetics.

Southco AC actuators are available in three styles, push-button, paddle-style, and T-handle and provide easy operating convenience when paired with Southco cables. Southco AC actuators and AC cables are ideal for remote actuation of rotary latches in non-sealed applications ranging from engine hoods and toolboxes to baggage doors, access doors, entry doors, and other compartments. All three actuator styles are compatible with R4 Series Rotary Latches.

Southco AC Actuator Features

  • Actuators are styled to match other Southco access hardware and provide a consistent look when multiple styles are used in an application
  • Ample hand grips and easy actuation enhance user operation
  • Different mounting styles satisfy door thicknesses up to 1″ thick
  • Quick and easy attachment of custom-length cables minimizes installation costs
  • Non-corrosive construction eliminates concerns about durability in industrial environments
  • Designed for use with Southco cables and rotary latches for easy, economical system integration
  • Stainless steel styles for use in entry door, marine, and off-highway applications
  • Powder coated finish resists extreme temperatures
  • Key-locking feature with multiple key codes for added security
  • Lock/unlock feature provides visual feedback on lock status

bisco – Your Top Source for Southco

bisco industries is a premier, authorized distributor for Southco, offering you the expertise and inventory you need when you need it most. Our sales reps are local and capable of helping you find the right style, material, and finish for your application.  Visit bisco online to to search specs and check inventory on Southco AC Actuators.

Mark Your Calendars for MD&M West 2017


This February 7-9 some of the brightest minds in the medical technology industry will gather at MD&M West in Anaheim, CA. The annual MD&M West (Medical Design & Manufacturing West) is one of the premier trade shows in the medical equipment manufacturing industry with over 20,000 engineers and executives in attendance. The show offers a unique opportunity to connect face-to-face with current and potential suppliers as well as with clients.

In addition, MD&M West provides the chance to learn about marketplace trends from industry experts. This years line up for the MD&M West Conference includes speakers from the FDA, Edwards LifeSciences, and IBM Commerce Research.

To learn more about MD&M West and to reserve your pass click here

Connect With bisco at Booth 747

Make plans to visit us at booth 747! bisco is proud to be exhibiting at MD&M West 2017 in conjunction with our manufacturing partners, Southco and Bivar. If you would like schedule a meeting with a bisco representative contact us now.

Product Spotlight: Brady BMP61 Label Printer


Performance That Matches Your Own

Brady’s BMP61 label printer is designed for quick and efficient identification of wires, cables, and components. With high performance materials that can handle the toughest industrial identification applications, this printer is your rugged and reliable partner in the field and dependable workhorse in the shop. It features multiple user interfaces, touch screen capabilities and a variety of ways to connect, manage, and save your data. With the BMP61 printer in hand, you’re ready to tackle identification tasks and finish them flawlessly.


BMP61 Features

  • Data connectivity with USB 2.0 ports, flash drive support and optional WiFi
  • Wide cover opening and large material bay offers easy material loading
  • Smart cell technology for quick, automatic label formatting
  • Simple user interface and intuitive QWERTY style keypad
  • Die-cut, continuous and custom label supplies up to 2 inches
  • Large, color touch screen display
  • 300 dpi print head for clear, crisp font
  • Utility strap for improved storage and handling
  • Durable design with rubber bumpers tested to survive a four-foot drop

Want to Learn More? Ready to Buy?

Visit today! bisco industries is proud to be an authorized Brady distributor offering the full line of Brady printers and labels.

Introducing StressNut Rivetless Nuplates from NAFCO USA


In the world of aerospace fasteners NAFCO USA has built a reputation for quality, affordable, and innovative products. NAFCO USA’s latest product, stressnut rivetless nutplates, are no exception.


StressNut Rivetless Nutplate System

NAFCO USA stressnut rivetless nutplates meet and exceed the requirements of aerospace standard NASM25027 and offer high resistance to push-out and torque. In addition, the rivetless design eliminates the need for additional drilled holes and rivet installation, allowing faster installation times. Time savings on installation translates into reduced labor costs.

Other Features Include:

  • Increase substrate fatigue life up to 300%
  • Installed with convenient split sleeve tooling
  • Replaceable nut elements (standard NAS1794)
  • English or metric unit versions
  • Sealed or unsealed versions
  • Does not require gang channels
  • Reduced profile/weight versions available

Learn More Now

For technical information check out the NA2397 stress nut rivetness nutplate spec sheet.

Still have questions? Want pricing & stock info? Contact a bisco customer rep today!

Product Spotlight: Mill-Max 110 Series DIP Sockets


bisco industries now stocks more Mill-Max 110 Series dual-in-line sockets than ever before! Mill-Max’s 110 Series DIP sockets provide reliable connection for devices using I/O pins such as dual-in-line relays, oscillators and IC chips.

110 Series DIP socket features include:

  • Open frame design
  • Through hole & surface mount configurations
  • Selectively loaded sockets for dual in line relays
  • High temperature thermoplastic insulators suitable for all soldering operations
  • Hi-Rel, 4-finger BeCu #30 contact rated at 3 amps – View details
  • Uses Mill-Max 1001 Series pins

To review technical specs and configure part numbers click to access the Mill-Max 110 Series catalog

Purchasing Mill-Max 110 Series Dual-In-Line Sockets

bisco offers online pricing and ordering on over 100 configurations of the 110 Series DIP sockets. Visit now to find stock!

110 Series Sockets In Stock Include:

NAS & MS Inserts from KATO


Need Wire Thread Inserts That Meet Military & Aerospace Standards?

Look no further than KATO!

KATO offers a large variety of wire thread inserts that meet Military Standard (MS) and National Aerospace Standard (NAS) specifications. Often referred to as heli-coil (helicoil) or helical inserts, wire thread inserts are formed from coiled wire and provide a cost effective solution for increasing thread strength or repairing damaged threads. KATO manufacturers both tanged and tangless inserts available in free-running (non-locking) and locking configurations.

How to Find Mil-Spec Certified KATO Inserts

As a leading authorized KATO distributor, bisco stocks thousands of KATO inserts certified to military and aerospace standards. These MS and NAS standards include NAS1130, MS21209, NA0276M, and MA3329.

To find out if bisco offers a KATO insert that meets a required NAS or MS specification use one of the following tools:

1. Utilize bisco’s online “Similar Items” tool to find KATO items certified to the MS or NAS spec
2. Perform a full text search of the MS or NAS part number on
3. Review KATO’s comprehensive cross reference table

Visit bisco online TODAY to find stock, pricing, and place orders for KATO military and aerospace standard inserts. If you need additional assistance don’t hesitate to contact one of our local customer service specialists.

Product Spotlight: Components Corp Test Points


Printed circuit board (PCB) test points from Components Corp are an affordable and effective solution for board level troubleshooting. In fact, test points are an essential component for nearly all modern PCB assemblies. Components Corp test points are designed to provide superior connectivity and come in a variety of configurations.

Components Corp Test Point Configurations

Leading Components Corp Distributor

bisco industries is the leading Components Corp distributor in the world. We stock millions of test points all available for same day shipment from our 7 distribution centers. Visit today to locate test points for your assembly!

bisco Expands Online Catalog by Over 2.5 Million Products


Your One-Stop-Shop

Over the past six months bisco industries has added over 2.5 million products to its online catalog. The expansion of our online catalog provides engineers and purchasing agents with additional flexibility to find solutions for current and upcoming projects. Users can now search and filter newly added products by part number, product description, dimensions, and many other attributes.

bisco’s expanded online catalog includes products from:

Online & Local Presence

In the coming months we plan to continue growing our online catalog and are targeting to add an another one million products. In addition to our expanded online catalog, we remain focused on providing local, personal service to each and every client. bisco industries now has 48 local offices and 7 distribution centers in North America.

Visit or call a local bisco office today!

bisco industries to Exhibit at 2016 National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo


bisco industries and its distributor division, Fast-Cor, will be exhibiting at the 2016 National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo (NIFMSE) in Las Vegas, NV. The 2016 Fastener Show will take place October 25-27, 2016 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

NIFMSE is the largest B2B fastener trade show in North America and boasts over 600 exhibitors and more than 2000 attendees. NIFMSE presents a unique opportunity for attendees to network with both clients and suppliers and make valuable new connections. Networking events include a poolside welcome reception, a Women in the Fastener Industry meeting (WIFI), and the Fastener’s Hall of Fame award ceremony. In addition to networking opportunities, NIFMSE offers educational workshops and seminars.

Visit bisco at Booth 937

bisco and Fast-Cor will be exhibiting at booth 937 in partnership with Southco. Make plans to visit us now and receive discounted admission (offer expires October 14th). bisco, Fast-Cor, and Southco representatives will all be available to answer your questions and discuss opportunities to streamline your supply chain.

bisco Relocates Northern California Distribution Center


As of September 23, 2016, bisco industries’ San Jose, CA distribution center has moved. The new facility is located at 2118 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95131. In addition to warehousing operations all sales staff have also relocated to the new facility. The strategic location of the San Jose facility enables bisco to maintain its role as a preferred partner for companies on the leading edge of technological innovation.

Commenting on the San Jose facility relocation area manager, Tom Allan, said,

In addition to adding 50% more warehouse space, we are fine tuning the facility to be more efficient, aesthetically pleasing and comfortable for our personnel. We are also working with our supply chain management team to continue to tailor our product offering to best fit our local and regional clients’ requirements.

Warehouse Expansion

The fifty percent increase in warehousing space will allow bisco to expand its local inventory offering to customers in the Bay Area and the entire Northwestern United States. The expansion of the San Jose distribution center also aligns with bisco’s strategic initiative to have all ground shipments take two days or less to reach customers.

Local Presence & Personal Service

bisco industries continues to focus on providing customers with local, personal service while offering all the benefits of a tier-one franchised distributor. bisco has 48 local offices, 7 stocking warehouses, a full suite of supply chain services, and an e-commerce website all at the disposal of our clients. Visit to learn more about bisco industries and our manufacturing partners.