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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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5 Features of Southco’s Squeeze Release Latch

Limited on space? Southco has added to their already enormous access hardware offering with a new squeeze-release latch. This compact latch uses thin sheet-metal panels to fit in small spaces. Installation is quick and simple. The latch body snaps into a single rectangular hole mount on the panel and mates into a single rectangular hole on the frame when the panel is closed.  Once installed, you can open and close the panel quickly and easily. Simply squeeze the protruding latch tabs to open and push the panel/latch to close.

Features and benefits of the Squeeze Release Latch:

  • Simply squeeze tabs on latch and pull to open panel, push latch/panel to snap closed
  • Space-saving design is just 14 mm (.56″) wide
  • Mounting panel thickness is 1.3 mm (.052″) maximum
  • Combined mounting panel/frame thickness is 3.2 mm (.125″) maximum
  • Corrosion-resistant black Acetal construction

Who can make use of this latch? Industry applications include:

  • Appliances
  • Computers
  • Electronic Enclosures
  • HVAC
  • Medical
  • Networking
  • Telecommunications

Learn more about the squeeze-release latch and search the entire Southco product catalog at

New Ergonomic Handle Actuator from Southco

New Squeeze Handle Actuator Allows Actuation for Entry Doors

Southco’s new AC-50 squeeze handle actuator features ergonomic squeeze actuation and a curved profile specifically designed for easy mounting to tubular construction. Constructed of high-strength, corrosion-resistant materials and tested to 40,000 cycles, the AC-50 squeeze handle provides improved industrial design and functionality that is ideal for rugged outdoor environments and interior applications.

aCTUATOR Product Features and BENEFITS

  • Designed for tubular construction, easily mounted to curved surfaces.
  • Simple, squeeze-to-operate actuation for more ergonomic operation.
  • Durable, corrosion-resistant construction suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
  • Integration with Southco R4 rotary latches and AC cables
  • Easy access to actuator product specifications

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