Southco’s new external rotor-style rotary latch is said to offer a useful combination of concealed latching and remote actuation
Southco has expanded its R4 Rotary Latch series with the introduction of a new external rotor version which it says “offers enhanced performance for medium-duty applications”. The new R4-75 Rotary Latch with External Rotor features an integrated mounting bracket to simplify installation together with a concealed rotary mechanism which the company says improves durability in applications where remote actuation is required. It has been introduced to offer designers a compact solution for applications that require a combination of concealed mounting and remote actuation, perhaps of a machine or enclosure door or panel. An in-line trigger and external rotor provide durable latching for both interior and exterior enclosures and compartments, making it suitable for off-highway, truck, bus and coach applications says the manufacturer.
Constructed in corrosion-resistant steel, the R4-75 Rotary Latch with External Rotor is said to provide durable performance in high vibration environments and also protects against exposure to dust and dirt. Two-stage latching provides secure and positive latching at low closing forces with user-friendly push-to-close convenience.
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