Southco Launches R4-20 Rotary Latch for Flexible Panel Applications with Inherent Misalignment Concerns

Press Release Summary:

The R4-20 Rotary Latch is offered with single or two-stage latching in through-hole, metric and imperial mounting styles. The unit comes in space saving design and facilitates inside door mounting and is highly corrosion resistant. The latch is suitable for applications such as access panels and doors on off-highway and marine equipment.

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New Stainless Steel Rotary Latch from Southco Delivers Increased Corrosion Resistance

CONCORDVILLE, Pa., August 30, 2018 — Southco, Inc., a global leader in engineered access solutions, has expanded its line of rotary latches with a new medium-duty version in stainless steel, offering a more durable option for highly corrosive environments. The stainless steel R4-20 Rotary Latch provides a robust, long-lasting solution for demanding applications such as access panels and doors on Off-Highway and Marine equipment.

Southco’s stainless steel 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 stainless steel R4-20 provides added strength and durability to our proven line of rotary latches. This compact and adaptable latch is highly resistant to corrosion, making it an ideal choice for applications performing in extreme environments.”

For more information about Southco’s complete line of R4 Rotary Latch solutions,, please visit, e-mail 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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