Introducing the Innovative Southco M5 Magnetic Catch

Introducing the Innovative Southco M5 Magnetic Catch

A magnetic catch is a versatile piece of hardware usually located on cabinetry doors. These essential components are designed to firmly secure the doors. While you may not have a shortage of options when it comes to magnetic catches and different types of latches, Southco latches are in a class of their own.

And one of the latest innovations to their product line is the stainless steel M5 Magnetic Catch. Let’s learn more about the Southco M5 Stainless Steel Magnetic Catch. Read on to learn more and don’t hesitate to reach out to the team at Bossard for more custom fastening elements. 

Introducing the Southco M5 Magnetic Catch

The Southco M5 Magnetic Catch is manufactured from highly durable, corrosion-proof stainless steel. Combing function and form, the M5 Magnetic Catch boasts a highly polished finish that demonstrates the holding power of rare earth magnets. These innovative catches deliver robust holding power to securely keep doors and panels closed or open. Southco’s stainless steel M5 Magnetic Catch are:

  • Designed to offer a reliable alternative to door stays
  • Suitable for multiple door weights and sizes 
  • Engineered with a significant tolerance for misalignment
  • Perfect for applications in high vibration environments
  • Configurable to deliver holding powers ranging from 50-118 N or 11-26 pounds


While these types of latches can deliver complex performance, they have a relatively simple pull-to-open and push-to-close functionality. The high-gloss, stainless steel nature of Southco’s M5 Magnetic Catch makes it perfect for high-end cabinetry solutions and doors across an array of applications. 

Versatility Comes Standard with Southco M5 Types of Latches

With Southco’s M5 Magnetic Catches, versatility comes standard. They are available in a range of swivel catch height options that can be mounted vertically or horizontally. M5 Magnetic Catches also offer fixed options that will mount directly onto the surface or flush to accommodate different panel, door, and window dimensions.

These swivel catches are easily adjusted to maintain the desired angle. M5 Magnetic Swivel Catches feature a rubber bumper surface that works to minimize noise originating from closing. They are also designed to reduce vibrations while preventing scratches to the mating fixed catch. 

Different Applications for the Southco M5 Magnetic Catch

Southco’s M5 Magnetic Catches are engineered to complement an endless range of applications, such as:

  • Marine equipment
  • Buses
  • Rail
  • And more


No matter the application, Southco’s M5 Magnetic Catches have the strength required to hold panels and doors in place across a range of alignments and flexible mounting configurations. Best of all, these innovative types of latches offer a highly polished, stainless steel construction that adds a stylish flair of aesthetics while delivering exceptional resistance to corrosion in the most demanding environments. 

Contact the team at Bossard today at to learn more about Southco M5 Magnetic Catches or a wide variety of other solutions from Southco. 





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Southco Articulating Hinges Handle Heavy Tasks

The hinge is an incredible mechanical device that makes it possible to move large objects easily. While hinges are most used on doors and cabinet covers, many industrial applications also make use of a variety of hinges, including articulating ones. An articulating hinge mostly sits tucked away out of sight until someone needs to open a door, panel, or another hinged object. That is when the articulating hinge demonstrates its superior technology.

How Articulating Hinge Internals Work

These hinges use an internal scissoring mechanism that completely hides the hinge in the closed position. A simple pin-and-pivot design leaves the hinges exposed and creates potentially dangerous pinch points that could injure fingers or other body parts. Exposed hinges also are subject to weathering and can be just plain unsightly. The Southco articulating hinge does away with the pin and pivoting action of traditional hinges while greatly improving function and potential uses.

Reliable and No Upkeep

The Southco articulating hinge features a flush-mount design that eliminates pinch points and tucks away out of sight very nicely. The aluminum alloy hinges resist rust and corrosion while providing exceptional strength. They come in natural aluminum or a flat black or flat silver powder coat for added durability and corrosion resistance. Southco latches help to secure the panels and doors that you can open and close with articulating hinges.

Constant-Torque Hinges Hold Things Steady

The Southco hinges come in either free-swinging or a range of constant torque articulating hinges. All varieties offer up to 180 degrees of rotation for an attached panel, door, or other items. The constant-torque hinges range from your choice of 12 pound-inch, 16 pound-inch, 20 pound-inch, and 24 pound-inch torque ratings. That is enough to hold a sizeable panel or door very still and in exactly the position you need.

The Southco articulating hinge delivers high strength and reliable performance in a custom package that works great on doors, tables, and any other traditionally hinged object.

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