New electronic rotary latch offers high-strength security in a small package

27-02-2023 | Southco Asia | Industrial

Southco Asia Ltd, a subsidiary of Southco Inc, has extended its R4-EM Electronic Rotary Latch series with a compact version that provides advanced intelligence. The new electronic rotary latch supplies concealed electronic latching and enhanced security without sacrificing strength or functionality, making it an excellent choice for applications with notable space limitations.

The lightweight latch is created with integrated latch and door status sensors that offer reliable security and remote monitoring for equipment in high-traffic areas, such as self-service kiosks and mobile medical device equipment. Wireless connectivity makes connecting the latch to existing software for indisputable status reporting easy. With an energy-efficient, low-power draw, the latch is intended to run on batteries and is offered with an optional mechanical override.

The latch supplies a concealed, push-to-close access control solution for various industry applications where space is at a premium and remote access is required. The latch has enhanced and intelligent security without compromising mechanical latching strength.

This latch series offers the convenience of electronic access control with the security of a proven rotary latch design in a compact, integrated package. Simple push-to-close operation and electronic actuation facilitate access across different applications. They are available in multiple materials for indoor and outdoor use, with optional microswitch and delayed re-lock versions that keep doors unlocked for manual opening/closing cycles.

According to commercial product manager Mike Fahy: "The R4-EM-05 Electronic Rotary Latch incorporates enhanced electronic intelligence along with additional mechanical features in a small package, making it an ideal solution for small drawer and access panel applications in parcel lockers, medical dispensing equipment and other self-service kiosks."


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