Handwheels – often referred to as handknobs or handgrips are a type of handle used across various industries and applications to adjust or tighten things on machinery, cameras, domestic appliances, machine tools, products and equipment.
are easy to install, cost effective and provide an easy to grip surface for making adjustments with a wide range of versatile options.
Industries and Applications
There are many different types of handwheels available for use across various industries, on a wide range of applications.
Handwheels are used across a diverse range of industries all over the world including;
- Consumer goods
- Printing and publishing
Just some of the ways in which adjustable handwheels can be used include;
Types of Handwheels
- Medical equipment
- Swimming pool covers
- Gym equipment
- Medical / mobility aids
- Home appliances
- Farming equipment
- Sewing machines
- Rehabilitation and disability aids
- Metrology machines
- Security equipment
- Precision machinery
- Display equipment
- Conveyor belts
There are various types of handwheels available and choosing the one best suited to each task will depend on the industry and environment, how and where it will be used, frequency of use and who will be using it.
The type of handwheel needed will vary depending on the application it is required for such as;
Usually made from a light duty plastic these lightweight handwheels are ideal for general, every day use to make adjustments on things such as home appliances, tripods, machinery and equipment.
Ideal for frequent use on medical equipment and mobility aids the ergonomic soft touch handle provides a comfortable grip for easy adjustments.
Used for applications with consistently high loads – these durable and robust handwheels are suited for regular heavy use or in areas that need to withstand potential knocks, collisions, bumps or harmful substances such as for machinery, factories and gym equipment.
Handwheels come in a wide range of materials that are suitable for a range of uses. Just some of the most commonly used materials include;
- Cast iron
- Stainless steel
- Reinforced Nylon
- Die cast alloys
Not only do handwheels come in a wide range of materials but also different styles, types and designs;
Shapes - Scalloped, star, cross, tri-star, 6 point and knurled knobs which have thread inserts (female, male and through thread)
Solid or disc – These feature knurled, moulded edges which are designed to give better grip and come with or without handles.
Spoked – Used as a turning mechanism for manual rotation when making adjustments. They usually come feature 2 or 3 spoke designs but can additional spokes and handle options can be sourced.
Spare and replacement handwheels
Handwheels are ideal as a replacement or upgrade for existing handles and can provide an easy to use and install screw in solution for a wide range of operating elements.
There are many benefits to replacing your old handles and knobs with high quality handwheels such as;
- Simple, fast installation
- Perfect for those needing to make fast adjustments
- Can also be used with additional handles or bearings for precise, accurate alterations
- Various uses – clamping, tightening, fixing in place, adjusting, fastening, steering
- Wide choice of styles, types and materials available
- Can be used with a stationary, revolving, or foldaway handles for ease of use
Don’t wait any longer to benefit from adjustable handwheels, order yours today!