Electronic refrigerator cabinet opener hardware
February 23, 2016 | 4:47 pm CST

Handle free design options, popular with cabinet drawers, can now be applied to refrigerators with Hettich's Easy electronic drawer opening system.

User friendly functions include:

Intelligent functionality – Easys assisted opening overcomes a refrigerator's magnetic door seal, opening the door in response to a light press on the front. The refrigerator door then opens ajar for a few seconds, leaving it to be pulled open all the way by hand. If the door is not opened any further, it automatically closes again. Also, the time the door is left ajar for can be varied to suit any delay in opening it.

Finger protection – An intelligent control system prevents the refrigerator from being opened unintentionally. The door is not pulled closed by a separate magnet either, reducing the risk of trapping fingers.

Configured for universal use – At only 0.87 inches , Easys has the shallowest installed height on the market, the company says. The function unit can be used for any carcase material thickness and door opening direction. It is normally installed above the appliance and concealed with a loose shelf. A designer profile made of aluminium discreetly incorporates Easys into the kitchen's design.

The Easys system is currently not sold in the U.S. but for more information about the product and how to reach overseas dealers, visit https://www.hettich.com/us_EN/worldwide.html.