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Product Spotlight: Southco AV Series Dynamic Mounts

Southco offers a variety of display mounts. Experience flexible position control, add refined movement and positioning to your application with ergonomic hinges, arms and display mounting solutions. With integrated positioning technology that allows for controlled operating efforts and precision control, the AV Series has a clean appearance and there’s no need for adjustment or maintenance. bisco industries is an authorized distributor of Southco.


AV – Tilt, Swivel and Swing Arm (A Series)


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Southco’s Tilt, Swivel and Swing Arm (A Series) provides integrated positioning technology that enables the arm to function efficiently in applications needing a robust, stable solution. The constant-torque, user-friendly positioning features full tilt, swivel and swing out adjustments. Additionally, the arm can withstand touch forces, vibration and heavy loading. The A Series provides a clean, professional appearance with integrated wire management covers that eliminate a messy, time-consuming threading process.

AV – Tilt, Swivel Display Mount (K Series)


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Southco’s Tilt and Swivel Display Mount (K Series) offers tilt and swivel functionality, allowing it to be tilted at various angles with minimal operating effort. The K Series facilitates reliable, precise display positioning that prevents drift, with precision joints holding the mount in place. Once positioned, the display remains secure, without additional tightening, loosening or service. A tested, repeatable cycle life ensures reliable long-term use. The K Series allows the integration of easy and reliable display positioning in standard, as well as, more challenging applications.

AV – Tilt Mount (T Series)


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Southco’s Tilt Display Mount (T Series) provides integrated positioning technology with a tilt-only feature to suit different users and lighting conditions. The mount can be tilted at various angles with minimal operating effort for precise positioning. Designed with or without a fully enclosed counterbalance spring, the T Series delivers effortless positioning and ease of cleaning. The T Series features proven integrated technology that eliminates the need for constant maintenance and readjustment. The T Series enables effortless tilt positioning for customers requiring tilt-only functionality in their applications.

Your Top Source for Southco

bisco 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.

Product Spotlight: Southco EM Series Electronic Keepers

The Southco EM series is your affordable solution for new or retrofit applications in a variety of enclosures, both  large and small. The EM Series Electronic Keepers provide greater versatility for a wide range of enclosure applications. Southco electronic keepers include: E-Keeper Electronic Strikes and Miniature Electronic Keeper Systems.


E-Keeper Electronic Strikes

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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.

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Product Spotlight: Southco R4-EM-9 Rotary Locks

Southco’s R4-EM-9 Series electromechanical rotary locks provide key features that are ideal for security monitoring on applications such as buses, RVs, point of sale product enclosures, and data storage/server enclosures. R4-EM-9 series locks are controlled by a microprocessor that provide the attached signal device with the lock status. For example, if the lock is connected to an electronic keypad the screen will show if the latch is open or locked.

R4-EM-9 Lock Settings

The R4-EM-9 rotary lock offers both auto relock or delayed relock settings.

Auto Relock

In this mode a signal device (such as a computer or keypad) is used to unlock the latch. When the door is pushed back to the closed position the latch automatically locks.

Delayed Relock

Like auto relock mode, the delayed relock mode uses a signal device to release the latch and open the door. However the delayed relock mode differs in that the signal device must also be used when closing the door. When the door is pushed shut the user must then use the signal device (keypad, computer, etc.) to reengage the lock and secure the door.

Additional R4-EM-9 Lock Features

  • Simple two-hole installation
  • Minimal power draw (energy efficient)
  • Accommodation for existing control systems
  • High electromechanical release load – (latch has a high resistance to breakage when force is applied.)
  • Kick-out spring door assist (optional for delayed relock versions)

R4-EM-9 Part Configuration

Part configuration for the R4-EM-9 series electronic locks is relatively simple. By referring to the figure below you can identify the complete part number by selecting a trigger style and base mounting style. For additional details checkout the Southco R4-EM-9 rotary lock spec sheet.

R4-EM-9 Product Configurator - Southco

Availability & Pricing for R4-EM-9 Series Electromechanical Rotary Locks

bisco industries is your local authorized distributor for Southco R4-EM-9 series locks. Visit to request pricing and availability at the click of a button.


Product Spotlight: Southco Heavy Duty AV-D40 Dynamic Display Mounts

AV-D40 Dynamic Display Mount Arms

Adding to their well known, reliable line of AV display mounts, Southco has just announced the launch of their AV-D40 dynamic mounting arms.  The AV-D40 mounting arms holds larger, heavier displays securely in place for touchscreen applications, high vibration applications and unbalanced or uneven mounting surfaces.

This new series adds depth to Southco’s current display mount offering which currently consists of:

Features and benefits of the new AV-D40 display mounts include:

  • Extended length, dual swing arm assembly maximizes reach
  • VESA compliant and simple wall mount installation
  • Integrated wire management channels for power cables
  • Smooth exterior with minimal joints for ease of cleaning
  • Validated for 20,000 cycles of operation without maintenance or adjustment

Learn More About AV-D40 Display Mounting Arms

As a premier authorized Southco distributor, bisco offers the product expertise to help you select the display mount that’s right for your project. Not only that but bisco provides the inventory to get your items to you on schedule once you’re ready to order. To learn more about the AV-D40 display mounts view the updated catalog here.

Product Spotlight: Southco Electronic Locking Swinghandles

Southco’s H3-EM series electronic locking swinghandles are used widely to secure datacenters, industrial enclosures, medical equipment and many other applications.  H3-EM swinghandles feature an energy efficient microprocessor controlled motor that provides state of the art locking capability. In addition, Southco’s electronic locking swinghandles are available with multiple manual key code options, card reader, and integrated biometric reader.  These swinghandle locks are easily integrated into existing security systems and also offer remote monitoring and user tracking.

Key H3-EM Swinghandle Features

  • Fits industry standard panel preps
  • Easy integration with standard rack monitoring and security systems
  • Integrated sensors for lock and latch status, monitoring and alarm functions
  • Efficient gear motor design for low power consumption
  • Momentary or continuous lock actuation with integrated manual override lock

bisco – Premier Distributor of H3-EM Electronic Locking Swinghandles

bisco has recently increased our stocking levels for Southco locks and latches including electronic locking swinghandles. Not only that, but bisco is a premier level Southco distributor enabling us to offer the most competitive pricing on the market. Our top selling H3-EM series swinghandles include H3-EM-60-10 and H6-EM-69-100. For product info, stock status, and pricing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week visit

Manufacturer Profile: Southco

Southco, Inc. was founded all the way back in 1899 as a specialty pipe manufacturer servicing the Pennsylvania oil industry. Today, their corporate headquarters is still in Pennsylvania but their product offering has exponentially expanded, along with their global presence. Southco is now the premier provider of engineered access hardware including products such as locks, latches, handles, hinges, and captive fasteners.

Combining Functionality & Aesthetics

Southco’s commitment to quality, performance, aesthetics, and ergonomics allow them to service countless industries. Southco latches and access hardware can be found in applications ranging from aircraft to consumer electronics. Southco provides solutions that are not only highly functional, but also visually pleasing.  But, perhaps the biggest contributor to Southco’s success is their unparalleled quality. Southco is certified to both ISO9001 and ISO/TS 16949 standards.

Authorized Southco Distributor

bisco industries is a Diamond level Southco distributor allowing us to offer superior service, pricing, and availability compared to other Southco distributors. In addition, bisco recently increased our stocking levels for many of Southco’s top selling items including the Southco series listed below. Search to find pricing, availability, product info, and to place orders. Need further assistance? Contact a bisco representative near you.

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Product Spotlight: Southco Dual Trigger Rotary Latch

Southco Compact Rotary Latch Features Dual Trigger Actuation

Southco’s new R4-10 rotary latch with dual trigger features a compact design with numerous points of actuation, allowing the latch to be triggered by two independent actuators. The Dual Trigger R4-10 is an ideal solution for doors and panels that require actuation from multiple locations.  A simple application example is a door that requires access from both the inside and outside. Using a R4-10 dual trigger latch allows the latch to be turned (actuated) from either side of the door providing easy entry and exit. For more technical information view the R4 rotary latch catalog page.


Authorized Southco Distributor

In addition to the R4 rotary latches Southco offers a broad range of engineered access hardware solutions to meet unique application requirements. bisco industries is your authorized source for Southco, offering a full service e-commerce website as well as a team of local service reps. Contact us today!

Southco Position Control Solutions for Electronic Displays

Known as a leading manufacturing of latches and hinges, Southco has expanded its product offering to include display mounts. Used in applications ranging from industrial controls to medical devices, display mounts allow easy mounting and position control of electronic displays. Southco provides a variety of mounting configurations including tilt and swivel display mounts, tilt display mounts, and tilt and swivel swing arm display mounts.

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Tilt & Swivel Display Mounts

Southco’s tilt and swivel display mounts provide reliable tilt and swivel functionality, allowing displays to be tilted at various angles with minimal effort. Not only that, but Southco’s tilt and swivel display mounts prevent drift, ensuring that displays stay in place. The tested, repeatable cycle life of these display mounts ensures reliable long-term use. Click to find pricing and availability on Southco tilt and swivel display mounts.

Southco Tilt Display Mounts from bisco industries

Tilt Display Mounts

The most basic mounting style, Southco’s tilt display mounts provide tilt-only functionality so that displays can be adjusted to meet user preference and lighting conditions. Designed with or without a fully enclosed counterbalance spring, Southco tilt display mounts offer effortless positioning. Search the full catalog of Southco tilt display mounts at

Southco Tilt & Swivel Swing Arm Display Mounts from bisco industries

Tilt & Swivel Swing Arm Display Mounts

Southco’s tilt and swivel swing arm display mounts are designed to function efficiently in applications that require a robust and stable positioning solution.  They feature constant-torque, user-friendly positioning with full tilt, swivel, and swing out adjustments. In addition, the arms can withstand touch forces, vibration and heavy loading. Click to find pricing and availability on tilt and swivel swing arm display mounts.

Authorized Southco Distributor

bisco industries is your authorized source for Southco offering a full service e-commerce website as well as a team of local service reps. Contact us today!

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