Southco Introduces R4-20 Rotary Latch That is Offered with an Integrated Plastic Knob

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The Hand Actuated R4-20 Rotary Latch is available in through-hole, metric and imperial mounting styles in single or two-stage latching. The product comes with steel construction and is suitable for applications such as hidden access panels and doors on transportation and industrial equipment. The latche’s plastic knob eliminates the need for separate cable and actuator.


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New Hand Actuated Rotary Latch from Southco Simplifies Rotary System Integration

CONCORDVILLE, Pa., November 28, 2018 — Southco, Inc., a global leader in engineered access solutions, has expanded its line of rotary latches with a new version that can be triggered by hand via an integrated plastic knob, eliminating the need for a separate cable and actuator. The hand actuated R4-20 Rotary Latch features steel construction, providing a robust, long-lasting solution for demanding applications such as hidden access panels and doors on transportation and industrial equipment.

Southco’s hand actuated R4-20 Rotary Latch features a compact, space-saving design that facilitates inside door mounting and is available in through-hole, metric and imperial mounting styles. This versatile R4-20 Rotary Latch is available with single or two-stage latching, ensuring secure latching at low closing forces. Southco’s R4-20 series offers superior latch to striker mating tolerances, making it suitable for flexible panel applications with inherent misalignment concerns.

According to Global Product Manager Cynthia Bart, “The hand actuated R4-20 offers a simplified rotary system solution by eliminating the need for a separate actuator and cable. High strength construction and a two stage latching option provide added safety and security for a variety of heavy duty applications.”

For more information about Southco’s complete line of R4 Rotary Latch solutions, please visit www.southco.com, email the 24/7 customer service department at southco.com/contact/en, 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. www.southco.com

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