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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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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: 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 Introduces New Lever Latch

Sealed Lever Latch Meets Door Ingress Protection Ratings

Southco’s new sealed C2 Lever Latch provides the same consistent compression and vibration resistance as the standard C2 Series, but features a sealed design that meets NEMA 4 and IP65 standards for water and dust protection, making it suitable for use indoors and out. The sealed C2 Lever Latch meets ingress protection requirements without having to adjust or change existing panel or door designs, and is an ideal solution for new installations as well as retrofits.

Lever Latch Features:

  • Sealed design protects against water and dust
  • Lever action enables easy, quick operation
  • Flush, low profile design
  • Locking options deliver increased security

Popular C2 Lever Latch Models:

Have access hardware challenges? Want design application solutions?

bisco industries is an authorized Southco distributor. We offer online pricing on hundreds of Southco items as well as a complete listing of all Southco products. Among the many Southco items we offer are compression latches, hinges, and captive screws. Visit biscoind.com today to find the Southco item that’s right for your application.

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 biscoind.com.

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