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Rotary Latch Provides Lightweight Efficiency

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 4:15pm
MDT Staff


Southco provides a simple, versatile electromechanical latch solution for a variety of healthcare industry applications, including medical dispensing equipment and cabinetry with the R4-EM Light Duty Electronic Rotary Latch. Constructed of engineered composite plastic material, the Light Duty R4-EM latch provides a 65% weight saving over the standard steel housing version. It also features push-to-close electronic release, a versatile rotary mechanism and concealed latching.

An efficient microprocessor controlled gear motor draws minimal power and features an integrated mechanical override for use during a power failure, which is crucial when administering critical patient care. An optional microswitch provides feedback on latch status and enables remote monitoring. Multiple mounting configurations and compact size afford easy integration into new and existing designs, and the latch works with a host of electronic access components including keypads, key fobs, and proximity card biometric readers. The Light Duty R4-EM is also available in auto re-lock and delayed re-lock versions for added flexibility and convenience.

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