HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – October 11, 2023 – Southco Asia Ltd., a subsidiary of Southco Inc., a leading global provider of engineered access solutions such as locks, latches, captive fasteners, solutions electronic access and hinge/positioning technologies, introduced a new cable accessory for its AC-15 surface mounted rotary latch actuators, the first multi-point rotary latch pull system on the market. This accessory is ideal for applications on trucks, RV buses and other vehicles where components must be lightweight, compact and robust. The surface mounted profile of the AC-15 ensures that minimal interior space is used and no additional supports are required for mounting. The new accessory’s remote locking capabilities make it ideal for larger panels, where multiple latches are required and there is a significant distance between the most optimal actuator placement and latch placement. Overall, the Remote Release Accessory for AC-15 Rotary Latch Actuators brings unprecedented multi-point and remote locking capabilities to a variety of industries.
Southco’s cable accessory, consisting of a barrel bracket and pulley subassembly, features a low interior profile and simple installation process, making it easy to integrate into existing designs. The barrel mount attaches to the surface mounted AC-15 actuator and the pulley subassembly mounts to the interior surface of the panel. All users must install a complete rotary system including an AC-15 actuator, cable accessory, compatible cables, rotary latches and screws. This makes it easy to upgrade existing AC-15 actuators to remote or multi-point locking.
While other cable pull accessories have been available for some time, Southco’s cable accessory for AC-15 rotary latch actuators is unique in its ability to support multi-point locking systems for one handle surface mount traction drive. This gives designers and engineers more options when placing the actuator on the panel, enabling more efficient and ergonomic designs.
The AC-15 Rotary Latch Actuator further stands out as a highly durable and versatile solution for large panels that must withstand long-term exposure to the elements. The glass-filled reinforced nylon housing provides the first level of protection for the interior mechanism. The remote release cable accessory itself consists of a pre-galvanized steel pulley sub-assembly and an aluminum cylindrical bracket, allowing it to withstand harsh weather conditions. The AC-15 rotary actuator is available in a range of non-locking and locking options, making it a versatile solution that can suit many applications.
For more information on the remote trigger accessory for surface mount actuation, please visit
www.southco.com/AC-15 or email 24/7 customer service at
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