This small recessed latch is a handy piece of flight case hardware when you don’ have enough room on your road case for a medium recessed latch. Such as 3RU rack cases, and some other compact cases.
Or you might be building a lightweight carry case with 6mm plywood panels or 7mm plastic flight panels and prefer smaller hardware. Compared to surface mount latches that are also compact and lightweight, a recessed latch leaves an almost flush surface after it is installed thus reduces the chances of damages. This latch is also padlock-able for added security.