01 September 2011
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Handling the alternative approach

Form versus Function is a long running debate.

Like it or not Form and Function are intrinsically linked, especially in the case of something we deal with quite as physically as a handle; so iconic in fact that it finds broad application in our everyday language. This intimacy with such an everyday object inevitably gives rise to a strong element of visual interest, of form as well as function. It is this duality of roles that EMKA seek to fulfil in the design of their cabinet handles.

Take for example the EMKA 1130, which is an IP65 recessed T-handle with a clip. The product is flush fitting and importantly also has a compression locking function which makes it suitable for vibration prone applications such as road and rail transport. In a similar fashion, rugged good looks are displayed by the 1091 stainless steel heavy duty latch, which is available with key insert or padlock facility and is a good example of ergonomic design – in this case for operation with gloved hands in cold environments.

Paul Gay

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