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LATCH

Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children. The US version of ISOFIX, the international standard which specifies where the attachment points for child safety seats in passenger vehicles are to be placed.

latch

, latch-on (lach) (lach′on″)
The attachment of the baby's mouth to the mother's nipple. Effective and comfortable latch-on is a crucial element in successful breast-feeding.
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The latching system for Macintosh[R] computer users--Easy Access--is included as a utility with all systems.
* The lever-action mechanism provides secure latching with quick access.
Then, with a continuous turning motion the actuator pulls the cam towards the frame for secure latching and compression.
Designed to offer equipment designers a durable and ergonomic latching solution, Vise-Action Series N4 compression latches feature positive sealing for heavy-load applications where shock or vibration can loosen conventional latches and where gaskets are used for environmental sealing or noise reduction.
Application Note: The combination of low closing forces and remote actuation capability makes these latches especially useful for multi-point latching on doors with long spans that can flex when closing.
To accomplish this goal, a logical approach to design symmetry must be applied to the door, the hinges, and the latching system.