Paddle Operated

Southco's Latest Paddle Latch Provides An All In One Rotary Solution For Simplified Installation

Continuing the recent run of innovative rotary latching solutions, Southco have launched the new R4-81 Rotary Latch with Paddle Actuator. 

The latest Southco R4 Rotary Latch combines a compact rotary latch with a heavy-duty paddle actuator. This product development is the first of its kind for Southco and enables direct actuation without the need for a connected cable.

Assembly efficiency is increased as the combination of the latch and actuator into one solution reduces the number of components required, simplifying the rotary system installation.

The R4-81's high ultimate load for robust use makes it an ideal solution for exterior applications that require durable and continued performance under tough conditions, such as transportation applications including construction, agriculture, heavy-duty trucks, rail and marine. Additionally, the environmentally sealed, integrated gasket design increases protection against potential damage from dust and liquid ingress.

Durable with increased installation efficiency, the new R4-81 from Southco offers the following features & benefits:
  • Combines an R4-10 Rotary Latch with a heavy duty Paddle Actuator
  • Direct actuation, no cable or rod required
  • All in one solution for simplified rotary system installation
  • Integrated latch options for single or two-stage latching, with or without integrated bumper
  • Rear mount installation provides a low surface profile for optimal industrial design
  • Integrated gasket protects against dust and liquid ingress
  • Stylised paddle with polished chrome or black powder coat finish
  • Environmentally sealed
  • Durable, corrosion resistant construction for demanding applications
Industry Applications:
  • Construction
  • Agriculture
  • Heavy duty trucks
  • Rail
  • Marine
Describing the new R4-81 latch, Southco Global Product Manager, Cynthia Bart, said, "The R4-81 Rotary Latch with Paddle Actuator provides an all in one rotary solution with its combined rotary latch and actuator design. 

"With its robust construction, this product is well suited to rugged environments and exposure to the elements".

If you'd like to find out more and discover how the new Southco R4-81 Rotary Latch with Paddle Actuator can meet your latching solution requirements in tough environments with easier than ever installation, get in touch with our friendly team of experts today on 0808 123 1221 or email 

For Tech Specs on the R4-81 series and other Southco rotary latches click here 


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