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SOUTHCO® – Engineered Access Solutions

Southco® program - Convincing solutions for engineered access hardware

Whether in the fields of vehicle or special vehicle construction, mechanical engineering, lighting or medical technology, the Bossard product portfolio offers a variety of solutions in the area of hinge and locking technology.

  • CounterBalance - Modular Heavy Duty Torsion Spring System
SOUTHCO® CounterBalance - modular heavy duty torsion spring system
  • Easy positioning and holding of heavy flaps and panels
  • Replaces gas pressure springs and minimizes lifting forces
  • Maintenance-free, temperature-stable and repeatable up to 100,000 cycles
  • Allows self-opening, free positioning and locking positions

> Video

  • Hinges and Straps
SOUTHCO® Hinges and straps
  • Flexible positioning of loads thanks to locking and friction hinges
  • Maximum ease of assembly and maintenance
  • Increased security and an aesthetically pleasing look through concealed mounting
  • Large number of variants for almost every demanding application

> Video bifold constant torque hinge AH-2E

  • Positioning Arm and Display Carrier
SOUTHCO® Positioning arm and display carrier
  • Easy display positioning up to 22.6 kg
  • Flexible rotation/pan/tilt
  • Attractive design thanks to concealed cable routing
  • Long service life > 20,000 cycles
  • Can be flexibly combined thanks to the modular design

> Video AV-D32 and W Series

  • Electronic Access Solutions
SOUTHCO® Electronic access solutions
  • Reliable function and high mechanical strength
  • Low power consumption due to DC motor in combination with latch gear
  • Increased security through concealed installation as well as door and locking status monitoring
  • Intelligent control by means of an integrated microprocessor and mechanical emergency release function

  • Rotary Push-To-Close System
SOUTHCO® Rotary push-to-close system
  • Simple opening via direct actuation or remote release
  • One or two-stage closing by pressing shut (FMVSS 206)
  • Compatible with a wide variety of electronic / mechanical actuators and triggers
  • Numerous variants with max. mechanical load capacities up to 12,000 N

> Video Rotary Latch System R4

  • Cam- and Compression-Latches
SOUTHCO® Cam- and compression-latches
  • The compression enables a tight and vibration-proof closing
  • Hand, tool or key operated versions
  • Variable holding areas with adjustable or fixed bolts
  • Degree of protection IP/NEMA for many variants

  • Push-In and Pull-Out Locks
SOUTHCO® Push-in and pull-out locks
  • Easy opening and closing with a 90° turn
  • Variable holding areas with adjustable or fixed bolts
  • Hand, tool or key operated versions
  • Degree of protection IP/NEMA for many variants

  • Push-To-Close Latches
SOUTHCO® Push-to-close latches
  • Convenient closing by simply pushing it shut
  • Visible or hidden access
  • Hand or key operated versions
  • Fast snap-in single-hole assembly with many variants

  • Draw Latches
SOUTHCO® Draw latches
  • Plates are pulled together and held securely in place
  • Vibration-proof thanks to the clamps or elastic straps
  • Adjustable variants for flexible holding areas and to compensate for assembly tolerances
  • Locking options with locking spring or padlock

  • Locks for Swing Doors and Sliding Doors
SOUTHCO® Locks for swing doors and sliding doors
  • Quick opening and closing by a quarter turn (hand or tool operated)
  • Captive assembly (Machinery Directive / electronic devices)
  • High vibration resistance
  • Repeatable actuation with a defined actuation force

> Video DZUS® Quarter-turn fasteners

  • Captive Screws
SOUTHCO® Captive screws
  • Captive in the supporting plate
  • Hand or tool operated
  • Variants with color-coded buttons
  • Various installation options and a large selection of actuation types

  • Turn-And-Tilt and Multi-Point Systems
SOUTHCO® Turn-and-tilt and multi-point systems
  • Easy to operate by lifting and turning
  • Can be used as 1-point or multi-point locking
  • Safety options for hand, key and tool operation
  • Various lock bar options

  • Handles and Recessed Grips
SOUTHCO® Handles and recessed grips
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Ergonomic standard lengths and comfortable gripping points
  • Surface mount and flush models
  • Foldable handle variants adapt optimally to the respective application