Early versions of UNISEG Product’s UNISEG Container used an over center latch commonly used to secure box and container lids. These over center latches were being frequently damaged when uncoupled from their hook, due to the latch and its handle not being secured. The unsecured latch and handle also represented a safety risk by potentially “snagging” and injuring people.
As a result of these problems UNISEG Products designed and developed the Snap-Flat latch where the latch and handle ‘Snap’ back to the FLAT POSITION, when the latch is un-coupled from the hook.
This feature delivers three primary benefits. The first two is to do with the latch and handle remaining in the flat position, unlike all other over-center latches, eliminating the risk of injury and reducing the potential for the latch to be damaged from accidental impact.
The third important benefit of this unique action is that it prevents the latch from disengaging from the hook, even if the latch is NOT secured into the over-center position.