Heavy-Duty Actuators Enable Actuation of Multiple Rotary Latches

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Multi-Point Latches

This article was originally posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by Rachel Pilgren-Kane

Southco has further expanded its successful line of rotary latching solutions with the launch of two new heavy-duty, paddle-style actuators that provide multiple points of actuation, allowing two connected rotary latches to be activated remotely by one actuator.

Southco’s AC-20 and R3-22 Actuators are constructed from corrosion resistant materials, making them well-suited for exterior applications that require robust performance. Available in polished chrome or black powder-coat finishes, these actuators feature a rugged, contoured paddle design for enhanced grip, key locking security and secure push-to-close functionality.

AC-20 and R3-22 Actuators are an ideal solution for doors and panels that require remote actuation of several connected rotary latches. When opening a large access panel on a piece of Off-Highway equipment for instance, the end user can easily release both latches at the same time by activating one actuator, facilitating operator entry.

With their high-strength, corrosion resistant paddle-style design, Southco’s AC-20 and R3-22 Actuators provide remote release of multiple connected rotary latches for simplified access in challenging environments. When combined with Southco R4 Rotary Latches and AC Cables, these Actuators create a complete Rotary Latching System, providing secure, reliable, remote latching for interior and exterior applications.

To learn more about our Rotary Latching Solutions, download Southco’s R4 Rotary Latching Guide.

Squeeze Handle Actuator

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Multi-Point Latches, Products

Learn more about Southco’s AC-50 Squeeze Actuator

New Squeeze Handle Actuator Allows One-Handed Actuation for Entry Doors


Southco’s new AC-50 Squeeze Handle Actuator features ergonomic squeeze actuation and a curved profile specifically designed for easy mounting to tubular construction. Constructed of high-strength, corrosion-resistant materials and tested to 40,000 cycles, the AC-50 Squeeze Handle provides improved industrial design and functionality that is ideal for rugged outdoor environments and interior applications.

  • Designed for tubular construction, easily mounted to curved surfaces
  • Simple, squeeze-to-operate actuation for more ergonomic operation
  • Durable, corrosion-resistant construction suitable for indoor and outdoor use
  • Easy integration with Southco R4 Rotary Latches and AC Cables

Design Your Rotary Latch System In Three Easy Steps!
Southco’s Rotary Latch System Guide provides all the information you need to choose the appropriate Rotary Latch, Actuator and Cable for remote access enclosure applications.

Introducing The Whale Tail Latch

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Compression Latches, Latches, Multi-Point Latches, Pawl/Cam Action Latches, Products

WhaleTailThe Whale Tail Latch, made by Eberhard, is making a big splash in the OEM market.  From truck bodies to standalone enclosures, this latch is robust, versatile and visually appealing, too!

These can be used in a range of configurations.  Adaptable for single or multi-point applications, with a removable and adjustable roller cam that is available in a long or short version.

The Whale Tail latch his also available in two styles:  the 18400 Series Die Cast Body or the 28400 Series Stamped body.

The 28400 Series comes standard with these great features:

  • a molded rubber gasket
  • double-bitted keys in the locking version
  • standard mounting studs for easy installation
  • 12-hole cam design for easy adaptation to multi-point applications
  • available in textured black or polished stainless

Want to know more?  Need pricing and lead time information?  Call us today or use our Contact Form to reach us!  We’re here to help!

Now Available From Eberhard Hardware

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Eberhard, Latches, Multi-Point Latches, News

Whale TailThe new 28400 Series Stamped Whale Tail™ T-Handle is now available from Eberhard and Steeves Agencies!

This new design is similar to the 18400 series, but much lighter!  Still available in a range of finish and locking options and combinations, and water-resistant too!

As your Western Canadian source for Eberhard Hardware, we’re here to help.  We can stock any Eberhard product in Winnipeg for quick delivery to your facility, and can help you find just the right custom part for your project. 

Want to know more? Call us directly at 1-800-318-1119 or use our Contact Form to get more information. 

9005 Center Case

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Latches, Multi-Point Latches

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This Center Case is ideal for multi-point systems that require a polished (yet heavy duty) touch point.  Whether it’s for your Suburban Commuter Bus or for a heavy duty toolbox, this latch provides a robust handle, stainless steel pan, optional key lock, and spring-return center-case action.  Flip the handle up, turn it 90 degrees.  Simple, easy actuation for remote rotary latches or slam bolts.

Need to see one up close?  Call us for more information, or use our contact form to reach us.  We’re looking forward to meeting you!