Southco, Inc.

Captive Screws maximize heat dissipation.
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Captive Screws maximize heat dissipation.

Intended for electronic heat sink applications, Series 5T maximizes thermal conductivity regardless of chip thermal expansion, shock, and vibration. Design provides consistent set preload up to max of 5 ft-lb per screw, and includes positive stop to prevent board damage. Mounted at outer edges of heat sink, units cause minimal or no interference with heat sink fins. Hardened steel screws feature...

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Pull-Open, Push-Close Latch suits furniture and enclosures.
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Pull-Open, Push-Close Latch suits furniture and enclosures.

Featuring flush-mount design, Southco Point latch is available in curved and angular styles with chrome- and brass-plated finishes. Base latch mechanism is push-to-close design with retractable pull knob. By touching its surface, solid metal knob pops up to provide contoured grip for opening latch. Door can thereafter be slammed shut without harming latch. Consistent positioning is facilitated by...

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Folding T-Handle Latches suit heavy load applications.
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Folding T-Handle Latches suit heavy load applications.

Vise-Action® Series N4 Compression Latches offer positive sealing for applications where shock or vibration can loosen conventional latches and where gaskets are used for environmental sealing or noise reduction. Turn of T-handle rotates latch's cam into position and pulls it snug with consistent compression. Adjustable cam options provide grip range from 0.51-4.0 in. Three out of 4 models...

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Push-to-Close Rotary Latch suits industrial enclosure doors.
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Push-to-Close Rotary Latch suits industrial enclosure doors.

With all-metal construction, mini R4 combines security of rotary latch closure with smooth, push-to-close operation in 1.1 in. deep x .56 in. thick package. Concealed latch mounts on inside of enclosure door and engages with striker bolt mounted to frame. Able to be hand- or remote-actuated, it is offered in different styles that permit actuation force to be applied in line with, or perpendicular...

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Turn-To-Open, Lockable Latch suits outdoor applications.
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Turn-To-Open, Lockable Latch suits outdoor applications.

Corrosion-resistant, wing-knob latch offers turn-to-open and push-to-close functionality for frequently accessed doors or panels. It can be grasped, unlatched, and opened with one motion and slammed closed, even when in locked position. Spring-loaded sliding cam and adjustable keeper minimize door rattle. Construction includes acetal knobs, glass-reinforced acetal lock-plug bodies, and passivated...

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Accessory Kit lets users flush-mount compression latches.

Mounting bracket kit enables end users to flush-mount company's Vise Action(TM) Series compression latches on thin-profile, sheet metal door panels, creating streamlined look. Each kit includes galvanized or stainless steel brackets designed to accommodate 0.25 and 0.35 in. head styles and rubber O-ring for sealing opening around head of latch actuator. With appropriate latches and gaskets,...

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Compression Latch has grip with key lock for security.
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Compression Latch has grip with key lock for security.

Vise Action(TM) Series has ergonomic wing-knob design that incorporates extended wings, recessed grips, and lock plug capability, all in 2.2 in. wide package that protrudes 0.87 in. above door surface. Fixed grip model, with min protrusion depth of 1.59 in. within enclosure, is available with pawl options to accommodate grip dimensions from 0.59-2.09 in. Adjustable model, with offset-pawl...

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Draw Latches feature compact, surface-mounted design.
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Draw Latches feature compact, surface-mounted design.

Made with die-cast zinc bodies and stainless steel hardware, fixed-grip draw latches accurately position panels using operating latch that aligns panels and draws them together on same plane. Products also feature over-center latching mechanism to prevent accidental opening under stress or vibration. Measuring less than 7/8 in. high, products leave no exposed hardware on inside of door and...

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Compression Latches come in stainless steel or zinc.
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Compression Latches come in stainless steel or zinc.

Vise Action(TM) Compression Latch series addresses environments in which vibration, noise, and EMI/RFI sealing are of concern. Stainless steel vise action latches, sealed internally and externally, include manually operated knob series in multiple key- and tool-operated versions. Also available, chrome finish option over die-cast zinc material delivers aesthetic appearance of stainless steel...

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Slam-to-Close Latch sits flush to surface.
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Slam-to-Close Latch sits flush to surface.

Beetle Latch features brightly polished, stainless steel handle resting flush inside white, black, or stainless steel covered plastic housing. Intended for doors from 10-22 mm thick, latch includes built-in adjustable grip that allows pawl to be adjusted up to 6 mm. Since spring-loaded pawl is held stationary in housing, even under extreme vibration, rattles from latch are virtually eliminated....

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