Over the years our company has evolved into one of Western Canada's best distributors of specialty access hardware. Almost 40 years later, Steeves Agencies is still striving to be your first choice for specialty access hardware.
We recognize that the components we supply create an important first impression for your customers. That's why it's important to get it right the first time. We're more than just a supplier of hardware, we're also your "hardware consultants", your experts-on-call! We're here to make your design efforts go smoothly!
Southco has expanded its successful E5 Cam Latch series with a new version that provides flexible grip adjustment, allowing a single latching solution to be used for multiple applications. Capable of delivering a grip range of up to 11.5mm, the new E5 Cam Latch with adjustable grip features an extended shaft that allows the cam to be set at a specific grip to tightly secure a door or panel.
The E5 series provides flexibility in grip adjustment to overcome door tolerance inconsistency and permanent gasket setting. For applications with door gasketing which have a tendency to set permanently under a prolonged compressed state, the flexible grip adjustment provided by the E5 corrects this issue by allowing the grip to be readjusted to provide optimal door closing or gasket sealing. The ramp profile of the cam also acts as lead-in to assist door closing, and provides up to 1mm of compression. Tested to NEMA 4 and IP65 standards for water and dust protection, the E5 provides ingress protection and is suitable for use indoors and out.
With deep offset, standard offset, and straight (no offset) options, the latch covers a wide range of grip distances. The metal cam features a plastic cap that minimizes noise when making contact with the keeper, delivering robust, scratch-free engagement with frame and protecting decorated or coated finishes. Additionally, the E5 Cam Latch features the same panel hole prep as the standard series and is available with a separate latch and cam assembly to promote modular use.
With its customizable grip, our newest E5 Cam Latch meets the needs of multiple applications that require the same latch but with different grips, while the flexible design allows the fit to be customized to the specific needs of each application.
Want to know more about Southco’s new and innovative products? Reach out to us through our Contact Form and we’d be happy to answer all your questions!
We were just tidying up some hinges in the stock room and noticed that someone left the hinge machine on! We have WAY too many of these, so we’re blowing them out at the high volume pricing.
This pricing only applies while quantities last! This link will take you to the HingesAndLatches web store, where you can place your order securely online. If you prefer to place your order in a different way, just let us know!
Enclosure manufacturers face many challenges when certifying their end product to meet environmental compliance. By using UL Recognized hardware, enclosure manufacturers may be able to avoid those challenges by using latches, fasteners and hinges that meet the same environmental rating as the enclosure itself.
Looking for an electronic solution that doesn’t require a lot of space? Introducing the new EM-05 series Electronic Slide Bolt!
Southco’s EM Electronic Slide Bolt series facilitates the transition from mechanical to electromechanical latching solutions and delivers enhanced access control to applications that require concealed, controlled and secure access.
Push-to-close operation for easy use
Simple integration with any control system
Hidden access for increased security and enhanced industrial design
Compact, lightweight design for limited space applications
Efficient gear motor driven mechanism
Easy to install and simple to integrate with existing control systems
Available in two orientations to suit unique application requirements
Want to learn more about this innovative new latch mechanism? CLICK HERE!
If you would like to know how this product (or something similar) can be adapted to your specific designs, call us today or use our handy Contact Form to reach out to us. One of our Technical Experts will be happy to help you!
It’s coming: The Department of Finance Canada has issued its notice of intent to impose countermeasures in response to US tariffs on steel and aluminum products.
On June 1, 2018, the Department of Finance Canada issued a list of countermeasure tariffs which will take effect on July 1, 2018. These countermeasures targeted a wide range of products which include (obviously) steel and aluminum but also include stainless steel, food products (stock up on ketchup), paper and wood products, household goods, and some types of appliances.
Where the new tariffs affect us (and our customers) is in the area of adhesives in small package sizes:
"HS Code 3506.10.xx.xx: Products suitable for use as glues or adhesives, put up for retail sale as glues or adhesives, not exceeding a weight of 1 kg."
Certain adhesive products which we currently supply in 400ml tubes (or smaller) are now subject to an additional tariff upon import into Canada as of July 1, 2018. As of now, this category of products is subject to a 10% tariff. Larger package quantities (1kg or larger) are not subject to this tariff.
We are reaching out to those customers we know will be affected by this change, and will work with them to minimize the impact of these new tariffs.
You can see the text issued by the Department of Canada Finance by clicking here.
Southco has expanded its line of electronic access solutions with a compact electronic actuator that simplifies the upgrade from mechanical to electronic access. The 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.
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.
Recently, the US government imposed heavy tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to the US, and we’re seeing the impact of these tariffs on some of our products. Our Continuous Hinge suppliers have already increased prices on certain hinges by as much as 16%, and it’s possible that other suppliers we work with are facing similar cost increases.
As of the date of this post, only Continuous Hinge products are affected. However, as the effects of these tariffs begin to ripple through the US manufacturing sector, it’s possible that some of our other suppliers could also be affected in the coming months.
We appreciate your business! If you’re concerned about pricing in the future, there are strategies you can use to reduce (or remove) the short-term impact of price increases like these. We’re happy to discuss these options with you. Call us or reach out using our Contact Form and we’ll set up a time to talk!
Southco’s AC-EM Electronic Actuators make it easy to upgrade from mechanical to electronic access control. AC-EM 05 Electronic Actuators offer an economical option for achieving electronic actuation of Southco’s R4-05 Micro Rotary Latch series and other mechanical latches.
AC-EM 05 Electronic Actuators enable electronic access control when combined with mechanical latches!
Compact, low-power electronic actuator for limited-space applications
Economical option for achieving electronic actuation
Allows electronic actuation of R4-05 Rotary Latch and other mechanical latches
Facilitates upgrade from mechanical to electronic access control