NEW: The Miniature Embedded Positioning Hinge

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Butt Hinges, Hinges, News, Products

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New Miniature Embedded Positioning Hinge Offers Expanded Torque Southco’s newest ST Embedded Positioning Hinge provides precise, reliable positioning of smaller doors and panels that require increased torque. The ST-5A features a miniature design that allows easy installation in thin profile applications, and eliminates the need for secondary support components. Southco’s ST Positioning Hinges are preset during the manufacturing process, eliminating the need for constant maintenance and readjustment, and offer effortless fingertip positioning and a tested, repeatable cycle life validated for 20k cycles of operation.
  • Increased torque value allows precise positioning and smooth operation
  • Compact package occupies minimal space for maximum design flexibility
  • Eliminates the need for secondary support components
  • Maintains consistent performance without maintenance or adjustment
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Custom Part? We can do that.

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in About Us, News, Products

I need this part, but I need it to be __________.

Sometimes an off-the-shelf product just won’t work for your application.  You don’t see many cars on the road with ill-fitting door handles, do you? NO!  In some cases, a custom solution might be the only solution that will work for you and your customers.  Thankfully, all of our vendors have the capacity to make changes to any of their custom designs.  Whether it’s a small change to the color or a more substantial change (a new size, different threads, keyway or hole locations) we can be your liaison to the factory to make that change possible.  We have all the contacts to get you quick answers, which saves you time and effort.

We can shorten lead times!

Sometimes they do, but that shouldn’t be an obstacle.  We can help you with long replenishment lead times by stocking your custom products in Winnipeg, and delivering them to you when you need them.  The initial lead time is the only time you might have to wait for product.

We can avoid factory minimums…mostly.

Depending on the nature of the modification, the factory might require that you order a year’s worth of material on one purchase order.  We can help here too!  We can stock your custom products in Winnipeg and ship them to you on a pre-determined schedule of shipments over a 12 month period.  You would need to commit to the whole quantity, but your accountant will love the fact that you’re able to receive them in scheduled deliveries.

We’re here to help, even with the custom stuff.

If you can’t seem to find the right part, or if we have something that’s “close, but not quite right”, let us know.  We’ll have a specialist reach out to you who can give you expert advice, quick answers and most importantly, solutions. Use our handy Contact Form to tell us about your application today!  We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Safety Interlocks Can Be Challenging.

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Hinges, News, Safety

Hinges with built-in Safety Interlocks

Hinges with built-in Safety Interlocks

If your machinery uses safety shields or enclosures, you likely need a safety interlock device of some kind.  These interlocks are sometimes installed as an additional component, which takes time and costs you money. Some interlock devices can even be disabled by the operator to “save time” at the risk of personal injury, even death!

ELESA MAKES IT EASY TO IMPROVE SAFETY!

The CFSW Series Hinges from Elesa is a has multiple integrated safety switches built right in!  And there’s more:
  • Thanks to it’s super-technopolymer housing, this electronic hinge does not require grounding!
  • They are UL approved.
  • They have a high load capacity.  These aren’t just a fancy switch with a working hinge, it’s an awesome hinge with amazing safety features.
  • Can be installed in seconds, with just 4 screws.
  • Meets IP67 ratings for corrosion and water resistance. Bring on the water jets!
  • COMPLETELY TAMPER PROOF
Did we mention that they’re tamper-proof?  Your workplace safety committee will love that!

Available in a range of configurations, the CFSW series hinges designed to be used with most standard aluminum profiles.  They’re also IMQ and UL approved and have a tested life-span of over 1 million cycles. There’s no other integrated safety interlock hinge like it on the market today! Want to learn more? Use our Contact Form to request some literature or a detailed spec sheet.

Introducing Southco’s 4C Wing Knob-style captive screw

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Captive Fasteners, News, Products

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Distinctive Wing Knob-Style Captive Screw Provides Tool-Free Access and Color Differentiation Southco’s new 4C Wing Knob Captive Screw enables quick-access fastening and features an over-molded, distinctively contoured and attractive wing-style head design that can be used to designate access through an array of standard and custom color options. Press-in, flare-in and Surface Mount Technology (SMT) options provide versatility for fastening and unfastening by hand or tool when mounting doors, panels and other hardware components in applications where space is limited.
  • Distinctively contoured wing-style head design for quick access
  • “Prism” colored fasteners to differentiate access points
  • Press-in, flare-in and SMT options
  • Standard Phillips, Torx® and combination recesses available
 
 
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Southco Introduces New Heavy Duty Display Mounting Solutions

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in News, Positioning Technology

AV Arm Southco has expanded its AV Display Mount offering with the heavy duty D40 Series, which includes a Tilt and Swivel Mount (K Series), a Tilt, Swivel and Single Arm (A Series) and a Dual Extension Arm (D Series). The AV-D40 Series provides robust operation and holds larger, heavier displays securely in place during touchscreen operation, under vibration, and when devices are mounted on uneven or unbalanced surfaces.  
  • Extended length, dual swing arm assembly maximizes reach
  • VESA compliant and simple wall mount installation
  • Integrated wire management channels for power cables
  • Smooth exterior with minimal joints for ease of cleaning
  • Validated for 20k cycles of operation without maintenance or adjustment
Learn more about Southco’s AV-D40 Display Mounts Want to learn more about Southco’s products and how they can help you?  Use our Contact Form to reach us!    

We’re making the journey to Hillsborough!

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in News

This July, the Steeves family is meeting in Hillsborough and Moncton, NB for a not-so-little family reunion with a whole lot of our Steeves cousins. We sent the organizers a little video about why we’re going and they posted it!  It took some doing to get us all together at the same time, but I think it was totally worth it!

 

Southco Introduces New Heavy Duty Display Mounting Solutions

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in News, Positioning Technology, Products

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New Product Announcement

Southco Introduces New Heavy Duty Display Mounting Solutions

Southco has expanded its AV Display Mount offering with the heavy duty D40 Series, which includes a Tilt and Swivel Mount (K Series), a Tilt, Swivel and Single Arm (A Series) and a Dual Extension Arm (D Series). The AV-D40 Series provides robust operation and holds larger, heavier displays securely in place during touchscreen operation, under vibration, and when devices are mounted on uneven or unbalanced surfaces.
  • Extended length, dual swing arm assembly maximizes reach
  • VESA compliant and simple wall mount installation
  • Integrated wire management channels for power cables
  • Smooth exterior with minimal joints for ease of cleaning
  • Validated for 20k cycles of operation without maintenance or adjustment
Learn more about Southco’s AV-D40 Display Mounts
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Greetings from the Steeves Family!

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in News

Thank You CardThe Steeves 250 countdown continues!

The Steeves family’s 250th reunion is taking place this summer and there are great plans being made in Hillsborough and Moncton, NB for a party that promises to be “record-setting”. We just received a lovely note from the organizing committee which was a great reminder that it’s almost time to get our travel plans in order.  Sure, we have a few months to go until showtime, but who wouldn’t be excited about meeting 10,000 of their closest cousins? Thanks to the Steeves250 committee for being so welcoming!  We’re looking forward to seeing you all there! -Brian

Southco’s new e3 latch meets fire safety ratings!

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Compression Latches, News, Products

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New Adjustable Grip Compression Latch Meets Fire Safety Standard Southco’s new E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latch series features lightweight, aluminum construction and is ideal for rugged outdoor applications that require higher strength, without adding additional weight.The adjustable grip E3 Compression Latch is tested to EN45545, the European fire resistance standard for railway applications, and is suitable for a wide variety of industries where robust vibration resistance is required.
  • Tested to European Standard EN45545 for fire resistance
  • Compliant with EN61373 for shock and vibration
  • Lightweight, high-strength aluminum construction
  • Meets NEMA 4/IP65 standards
  • Highly modular and configurable
  • Cost effective, easy to design and install
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