Southco Introduces New Door Actuator

Feb. 5, 2015

Southco Inc. introduced the AC-50 Squeeze Handle Actuator, which features ergonomic squeeze actuation and a curved profile designed for mounting to tubular construction.

Constructed of high-strength, corrosion-resistant materials and tested to 40,000 cycles, the AC-50 Squeeze Handle provides industrial design and functionality for outdoor environments and interior applications.

The AC-50 features a curved design that allows for mounting on rounded surfaces, such as steel tube construction. When combined with Southco R4 Rotary Latches and AC Cables, AC Actuators create a complete Rotary Latching System. By mounting the AC-50 in conjunction with tube construction, the corresponding AC Cable is routed through the application to the connected R4 Rotary Latch, providing enhanced security.

Product Manager James Stroud adds, “Southco’s AC-50 Squeeze Handle Actuator provides increased security and improves ergonomics in applications where remote access is necessary. For instance, one-handed squeeze handle actuation allows for easy release of a door mechanism located on a large piece of Off-Highway equipment. This helps to eliminate a potential falling hazard that could occur as a result of the individual removing a hand from the ladder to open the door, shifting from four points of contact with the ladder to three.”