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1[1], where two latches are used to design the flip-flop.
The system is suited to large wall mounted enclosures up to floor standing cabinets where additional latches may be incorporated into the mechanism for extra closing force over very long door edges.
safety regulators opened an investigation of Fiesta door latches in September after getting 61 complaints about the doors.
On the Altima, Nissan's top-selling vehicle in the US, debris and rust can combine with interference between the secondary latch lever and the hood, causing the latches to bind.
The company already has manufacturing agreements with latch makers in India, Korea and China - where it will supply MG Rover's successor Nanjing Auto with all its latches - and is in talks with a Japanese latch manufacturer.
Store breakable items such as bottled foods, glass and china in low, closed cabinets with latches.
The SDM latches are CNC machined from barstock and the checkering is machine cut at 30 1pi.
In cases where multiple latches are used to secure an assembly, only one fastener carries an embedded chip and acts as the "master" to activate or deactivate the "drones.
You'll see concentrations of latches in certain categories, which may be overly deep or wide, or clearly duplicated.
Feel is what counts for automotive seat latches, according to Larry Stockline, president of Promess Inc.
As a house settles, doorknob latches and strike plates sometimes become misaligned, so doors won't latch shut.
His opinion that the lock latch was defective and unreasonably dangerous, the court determined, was based on a sufficiently reliable foundation, including his technical knowledge of automobile door latch systems, his extensive testing of door latch bypass failure, his familiarity with the Chrysler K latch and his examination of the latch in Clark's truck, as well as other K latches identical to the one involved in Clark's case.