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Southco’s New R4-EM 9 Series Electronic Rotary Latch Features Intelligent Internal Microprocessor

Southco Asia Ltd., a subsidiary of Southco Inc., a leading global provider of engineered access solutions such as Locks, Latches, Captive Fasteners, Electronic Access Solutions and Hinges/Positioning Technology, expanded its line of electronic rotary locking solutions with the release of its next generation R4-EM 9 Series Electronic Rotary Latch that features an intelligent internal microprocessor that enables expanded programing capability and complete customization of latch functionality.

Southco's R4-EM provides reliable electronic access control in a wide range of industry from industrial machinery, transportation to enclosures, self-service point of sale, servers and data storage. A gear-motor drive distinguishes the R4-EM latch from competitive solenoid driven electromechanical latches -- with lower power requirements, higher load capability, and a better feel to latch operation. Solenoid locks typically require constant current to stay open, which does little to conserve energy.

Southco's R4-EM 9 Series delivers next generation electronic latching through microprocessor controlled actuation, providing highly intelligent, reliable electronic access. The internal microprocessor allows expanded intelligence with integrated door and lock status sensing for complete security monitoring. This lightweight design incorporates an integrated door sensor and extended housing for tamper resistance, while an integrated magnetic reed switch striker sensor provides indisputable lock/unlock status reporting. Additionally, the 9 Series is available with a kick-out option that enables lightweight doors and drawers to pop open when the latch is unlocked, and an open/close detent feature to prevent unintended door release.

Recently in Asia-Pacific, more delivery service operators and retailers are installing pick-up lockers to provide users of more options to pick up their purchases and parcel at preferred time and location, as well as to reduce environmental impact by offering re-delivery services. "Southco's R4-EM 9 Series Electronic Rotary Latch incorporates enhanced electronic intelligence along with additional mechanical features, making it an ideal solution for applications that require enhanced remote physical security, such as parcel lockers, medical dispensing equipment and other self-service kiosks," says Steve Spatig, General Manager of Electronic Access Solutions.

Southco's latest R4-EM 9 Series Electronic Rotary Latch


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