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Memmert & Southco: Engineered Latching for Enhanced Usability

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CHALLENGE Developing a latch with long-term reliability to maintain a safe and secure environment, whilst improving the user experience and ergonomics of the laboratory oven. SOLUTION A heavy duty latch, able to fit into a restricted space and offer vibration resistance and enhanced end user ergonomics. VALUE The enhanced functionality and improved design of the locking mechanism has added value to the Memmert range by improving equipment quality and efficiency. COMPANY: Memmert GmbH + Co. KG WEBSITE: www.memmert.com INDUSTRY: Thermostatic Equipment, Climate Chambers Formed in 1947, Memmert is now in its third generation of family ownership, with over 65 years of experience in developing and producing professional laboratory equipment. The wide range of ovens, incubators, climate chambers, and water and oil baths are used to control temperature and atmosphere for industrial and laboratory testing across multiple industries. Memmert products are most commonly found in industrial material and component testing, biological, chemical and food research, wide-ranging quality tests in sophisticated production processes, and human and veterinary medicine. Memmert's primary focus for their next generation of thermostatic appliances was to enhance the end user experience within a laboratory environment. In response, the latching and handle mechanism on the oven door were identified as areas that could be improved, enhancing usability and further differentiating the design from their competitors. ENGINEERED LATCHING FOR ENHANCED USABILITY CASE STUDY

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