Southco's New AC-EM 05 Electronic Actuator is Suitable for Limited Space Applications

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Southco’s New AC-EM 05 Electronic Actuator is used for actuating mechanical latch to remotely open or unlock door when it is connected to electronic access control device. Unit offers enhanced gear motor operation and feature small profile design. The AC-EM 05 actuator is suitable for automotive, enclosures, bus, coach and RV applications and is offered with or without connector.

Original Press Release:

New Compact Actuator from Southco Simplifies Upgrade from Mechanical to Electronic Latching

CONCORDVILLE, Pa., April 9, 2018 — Southco, Inc., a global leader in engineered access solutions, has expanded its line of electronic access solutions with a compact electronic actuator that simplifies the upgrade from mechanical to electronic access. Southco’s AC-EM 05 Electronic Actuator offers an economical option for achieving electronic actuation of Southco’s R4-05 Micro Rotary Latch series and other mechanical latches.

When connected to an electronic access control device, the AC-EM 05 Electronic Actuator can be used to actuate a mechanical latch to remotely open or unlock a door or panel. With its small profile design and efficient gear motor operation, the AC-EM 05 Electronic Actuator is ideal for concealed applications where physical space constraints are a challenge.

General Manager Steve Spatig adds, “The AC-EM 05 Electronic Actuator can be easily paired with Southco’s R4-05 Micro Rotary Latch series or any other comparable mechanism to provide electronic access control in limited space applications.”

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

Southco is the leading and trusted global source for engineered access hardware solutions, including a variety of latches, locks, captive fasteners, quick access fasteners, hinges, handles, inserts, electronic access solutions, and other accessories for applications in the networking, telecommunications, computer, automotive, aerospace, mass transit, off-highway/construction, RV/caravan, industrial machinery, marine and HVAC industries.

Southco is passionately focused on delivering customized engineering solutions and global support for its customers. The company aspires to be a virtual engineering center for its customers’ engineered access solutions and is committed to providing outstanding quality and overall satisfaction. Southco’s promise to its customers is to connect, create and innovate to provide the best solution for every access engineering problem.

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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