Latest AC-EM 10 Electronic Actuator Can be Used to Remotely Actuate Mechanical Latch

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Southco’s AC-EM 10 Electronic Actuator is designed to accommodate higher mechanical loads and facilitates actuation of R4-10 Rotary latch series. The unit is suitable for concealed applications and is used to remotely actuate locks and latches. AC-EM 10 unit is tested to IP55 water and dust protection standards.

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Southco's New Sealed Electronic Actuator Simplifies Upgrade from Mechanical Actuation

CONCORDVILLE, Pa., July 25, 2018 — Southco, Inc., a global leader in engineered access solutions has added to its line of electronic actuators with a sealed version that simplifies the upgrade from mechanical to electronic actuation. Capable of accommodating higher mechanical loads, the AC-EM 10 Electronic Actuator facilitates the electronic actuation of Southco’s R4-10 Rotary Latch series and other latching mechanisms.

Southco’s versatile AC-EM 10 Electronic Actuator delivers high efficiency, accommodating heavier loads with minimal current draw. When connected to an electronic access control device, the AC-EM 10 Electronic Actuator can be used to remotely actuate a mechanical latch to open or unlock a door or panel.

With its small profile design and efficient gear motor operation, the AC-EM 10 Electronic Actuator is ideal for concealed applications where physical space constraints are a challenge. An economical solution for remotely actuating rotary locks and latches, the AC-EM 10 is tested to IP55 for water and dust protection and can be easily retrofitted using a standard cable connection for manual override.

According to Steve Spatig, General Manager of Electronic Access Solutions at Southco, “The AC-EM 10 Electronic Actuator delivers an efficient and cost-effective solution for electronically actuating rotary latches. The actuator is easy to install and requires minimal power to accommodate typical latching loads.”

For more information about the functionality of Southco’s Electronic Actuators, please visit, email the 24/7 customer service department at, call 610-459-4000 or fax your inquiry to 610-459-4012.

About Southco
Southco, Inc. is the leading global designer and manufacturer of engineered access solutions. From quality and performance to aesthetics and ergonomics, we understand that first impressions are lasting impressions in product design. For over 70 years, Southco has helped the world’s most recognized brands create value for their customers with innovative access solutions designed to enhance the touch points of their products in transportation and industrial applications, medical equipment, data centers and more. With unrivalled engineering resources, innovative products and a dedicated global team, Southco delivers the broadest portfolio of premium access solutions available to equipment designers throughout the world.

Southco. Inc. 
P.O. Box 0116 210 N. Brinton Lake Road Concordville, PA 19331-0116 USA
Phone: +1 610 459 4000 Fax: +1 610 459 4012

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