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Southco Europe Train Latches, Fasteners, Hinges and Position-Control Products

As a leading global source for engineered access hardware and positioning technology, Southco offers an extensive portfolio of latches, fasteners, hinges and position-control products for a wide range of interior and exterior rolling-stock applications.

These Southco solutions, plus the skills, resources and expertise to satisfy the next-generation of railway hardware requirements, create greater opportunities for rolling-stock manufacturers to be more productive and competitive.

Rolling-stock interior latches, fasteners, hinges and position-control devices

Southco latches, fasteners, hinges and position-control devices are used throughout rolling stock interiors. Our ‘touch point’ focus and attention to detail helps to ensure a positive first impression while optimising comfort, safety and intuitive operation in applications such as:

  • Baggage areas
  • Doors and displays
  • Driver cabins
  • Galley areas
  • HVAC units
  • Lighting
  • Seating
  • Toilet modules
  • Electrical cabinets

Rail exterior latches, fasteners, hinges and position-control devices

Southco’s range of exterior hardware is designed to be robust, reliable, compact and resistant to vibration, and to protect against unauthorised access. Our industry-proven latches last the life of the vehicle and help lower the cost of ownership.

Typical applications include covers and access panels; skirts; rooftop units; under-floor containers; and lights.

Rail position-control technology

Southco’s range of position control technology comes in the form of constant torque, asymmetric torque, adjustable torque, detent, bi-stable and counter-balanced hinges. Position-control hinges help to enhance the travel experience for passengers with an improved quality to the feel of key touch points, such as LCD screens, drop-down tables, headrests and armrests.

Precision-engineered components provide resistance to vibration, which minimises noise nuisance in the cabin.

Electronic access solutions

Southco’s electronic access solutions provide the same security and strength of a mechanical latch, with the convenience of electronic access control; including key management flexibility, integration into electronic systems and remote monitoring and access capabilities. Concealed latch points help to improve aesthetics.

Quick-access fasteners

The DZUS® quick-access fastener is one of the foremost names in the world of quick-access fastening and a popular solution for securing interior access panels in the rail industry.

Quarter-turn fasteners

Southco’s extensive selection of DZUS® quarter-turn fasteners satisfies a broad range of requirements for quick access, high strength and economical performance.

Overall, Southco provide:

  • Innovative solutions – intelligent product design, with many vibration-resistant features, enhances reliability and quick access while reducing maintenance costs
  • Stylish hardware design – progressive styling complements the aesthetics of railway cabin interiors to promote customer satisfaction and sales
  • Single-source convenience – the ability to access multiple latch, fastening, hinge and position control solutions from a single source reduces product development time and costs for customers in the rail industry
  • Global engineering/manufacturing – generating hardware solutions closer to the point of need provides a more timely and cost-effective outcome.
  • Global support – Southco sales and support personnel around the globe make it easier to be responsive with prompt information and local assistance when and where you need it

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Press Release

New Southco Cam Latch Option Adds Push-to-Close Convenience

An expanded selection of Southco® E5 cam latches now adds intuitive push-to-close convenience to the existing versatility and affordability of this modular line. Styling and access control options include hand, tool, and key-actuated models. The new designs satisfy both single-point and two-point

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Southco Europe

PO Box 0116

210 North Brinton Lake Road

PA 19331-0116

Concordville

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United States of America

+1 610 459 4000 +1 610 459 4012 Railway seating solutions www.southco.com Railway industry solutions Southco railway access brochure

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3 November 2010

An expanded selection of Southco® E5 cam latches now adds intuitive push-to-close convenience to the existing versatility and affordability of this modular line. Styling and access control options include hand, tool, and key-actuated models. The new designs satisfy both single-point and two-point

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31 March 2010

Southco® announces the release of the EA-R01 wireless FRO remote controller. The EA-R01 provides a durable method of controlling access to multiple locked compartments from distances up to 100 feet. Designed to meet harsh environmental needs across a wide range of industrial and commercial

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18 October 2009

Engineered access products specialist Southco has published a new brochure to illustrate its expertise as a single supplier for all latching, locking, electronic and positioning control solutions for the railway industry. The brochure demonstrates Southco's ability to relate to the n

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Regional Offices

Southco Europe

PO Box 0116

210 North Brinton Lake Road

PA 19331-0116

Concordville

Other

United States of America

+1 610 459 4000 +1 610 459 4012 Railway seating solutions www.southco.com Railway industry solutions Southco railway access brochure
Australian Office

Southco

International Trade Park, 3 Aviation Place

Victoria 3043

Tullamarine

Other

Australia

+61 3 9330 5000 + 61 3 9330 5099
European Office

Southco

Touch Point

Worcester

Wainwright Road

WR4 9FA

Other

United Kingdom

+44 1905 346722 +44 1905 346723
Asian Office

Southco, 24/F, Tower 2,Evergain Plaza

88 Container Port Road

NT Hong Kong

Kwai Chung

Other

United Kingdom

+852 3127 1503 +852 3127 1541

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