Tag: ergonomics

Video – Reduce Aircraft Weight in Interior Applications

Even the smallest elements make a significant impact when it comes to the functionality and fuel consumption of an aircraft. Incorporating lightweight components into interior


applications can improve usability, security and ergonomics, while reducing weight in overheard luggage bins, galley doors and seating headrests.

Recognizing that lightweight access hardware solutions enhance operation and influence passengers’ overall perceptions of airline quality, Southco has developed a short, three-minute video with SAE International that explains how to reduce application weight and enhance functionality with:

  • Dual Point latching systems that provide redundant latching
  • Positioning hinges that make lighter elements feel more substantial
  • Electronic Latches that allow remote control access and monitoring

To learn more about the impact that lightweight access hardware solutions can have on aircraft design, download our Lightweight Aerospace Solutions Video.

Ergonomic Center Console Design for Automotive Interiors

With changing design trends, Automotive design engineers are adapting their specifications to overcome a wide range of center console challenges such as vibration and noise issues, and overall functionality of the design. Ergonomics have also become a key focus of center console design as well, as consumer usability and operation expectations continue to

A Locking Pull Handle That’s a Snap to Install

You don’t need tools, a separate locking mechanism or more than a few minutes of installation time. Southco’s P2 Flush Pull Lockable is two products in one – combining the reliability and fast installation of the standard P2 product class with the added security of an integrated cam lock. This one-piece assembly features single-hole panel prepara

Positioning Hinge Selection in Medical Equipment Applications

Constant torque hinges use engineered friction systems to provide continuous resistance against motion. Southco’s line of constant torque hinges is ideal for applications where it is necessary to easily hold open and position doors and panels, such as wall charting stations, medical cabinets and diagnostic equipment with heavy lids. When opening a wall

Push-to-Close Latching; The Secret of Simple Operation

When it comes to convenience, it’s easy to take even the simplest of operations for granted. This week we take a closer look at a simple operation that often goes unnoticed: push-to-close latching. Push-to-close latching technology is in everything from car doors and glove boxes to storage cabinets and office furniture. Its simple functionality allows us

Best Practices for Display Mounting Selection for Medical Equipment

For healthcare professionals working with medical equipment each day, such as diagnostic equipment and mobile carts with monitors attached, it is essential that arms or mounts support the display screen when it must remain stationary, yet be easy to move when repositioning is required. Southco’s constant torque positioning technology, which offers a

Incorporate hinges early to save money and frustration

Part 1 in a 10-part series on specifying hinges It is not uncommon to wait until the last minute to incorporate hinges into a design.  We know that not everyone has hinges at the top of their list of important things to think of when working on a new car, enclosure, or life-saving medical device.. However, considering hinges late in the design cycle can

Off-highway interiors: Safety, comfort and convenience

Part 3 of a 3-part series on off-highway access components Anyone who has spent a long day in the cab of an off-highway vehicle knows the importance of comfort, convenience and safety. So it’s not surprising that Southco has developed our products for these vehicles with ergonomics as a top priority. Streamlined position control hinges allow for pr