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bisco Retains Premier Status with Southco

For the second year in a row, bisco industries has achieved premier status as a Southco authorized distributor. bisco’s overall Southco revenue growth, expanded marketing efforts, and training engagements were all key elements in securing Southco premier status for 2016.

Benefits of Southco Premier Status

As a premier authorized Southco distributor bisco is able to provide clients with special pricing even compared to other authorized Southco distributors. In addition, premier status enables bisco to provide faster delivery by stocking more Southco product in bisco’s seven North American distribution centers.

About Southco

Southco is the leading manufacturer of engineered access hardware solutions, including a wide variety of latches, locks, captive fasteners, quick access fasteners, hinges, and handles. Southco’s products are used for applications in the networking, telecommunications, computer, automotive, aerospace, mass transit, construction, industrial machinery, marine and HVAC industries. Southco is committed to connecting, creating and innovating to provide the best solution for every access engineering problem.

Find Southco Product Info & Stock

For more information on Southco products, to browse by product attribute, and to find pricing online visit the Southco microsite on biscoind.com.

Product Spotlight: KATO Hexatorq Hinges

KATO Hexatorq Hinges set the industry standard for reliable and cost effective motion control. Hexatorq hinges feature an innovative metal and plastic resin hinge design which provides extraordinarily smooth motion as well as unparalleled durability.

Spring Hinges vs. Hexatorq Hinges

Conventional spring hinges tend to lose their lubrication and damage mating parts by seizing up in high temperature environments. In contrast, the Hexatorq design, utilizes modern engineered plastic resin that requires no lubrication. In fact, in an elevated temperature application, KATO Hexatorq Hinges experience a predictable drop-off in torque and then return to preset torque values after a minimal cool down period. This means NO damage to expensive components!

KATO Hexatorq Hinge Features and Benefits

  • Designed for at least 30,000 cycles without failure.
  • Smooth operation throughout 360° range of motion.
  • Holds position throughout the full range of motion, no spring-back.
  • Corrosion resistant stainless steel and engineered resin design.
  • Light-weight and compact design maximizes space and weight savings.
  • Hex configuration provides for easy mold-in mounting without brackets.
  • Available with brackets for external mounting.
  • No lubrication required! Eliminates the possibility of contamination or corrosion to sensitive parts.
  • FOD free design. No metal to metal friction means no foreign object damage from metal particles.

bisco – Authorized Source for KATO Hexatorq Hinges

KATO’s standardized range of Hexatorq sizes and configurations were determined through extensive design and durability testing and meet virtually all common application requirements. If the standard sizes aren’t suitable then bisco and KATO can work to customize a solution for your specific application. Use KATO Hexatorq Hinges and significantly reduce your typical design-to-manufacture time cycle and overall costs. Visit biscoind.com to find Hextorq hinges.

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 biscoind.com to find pricing, availability, product info, and to place orders. Need further assistance? Contact a bisco representative near you.

Southco Stock - bisco industries

A Latch for All Seasons

What is a cam latch?

Cam latches are a simple, affordable, and highly customizable solution for opening and securing device access points.  Cam latch designs include keylocking, tool actuated, t-handle, winged knob, and L-handle. The versatility of cam latches also means they are utilized on a wide range of applications. Just few of the common applications for cam latches are:

Common Cam Latch Applications

  • Transportation/Automotive – Truck, Bus, Rail
  • Computers
  • Telecommunications
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Electronic Enclosures

The leading manufacturer of cam latches and access hardware in the world today is Southco. With over 25,000 standard items and another 50,000 custom items, Southco’s product selection is unmatched. Southco latches, hinges, and captive screws are available directly from authorized distributor, bisco industries. bisco offers online pricing and availability on thousands of Southco items including over 1000 cam latches.

View Popular Cam Latches

E5-6-055-071

E5-2-195-191

E5-2-085-031

E5-1-005-061

E5-2-075-151

E5-1-121-070

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