01 January 2012
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Fold away handles add important safety feature

The fold away handle feature on Elesa's crank handles and hand wheels – whether solid or spoked – is an attractive and practical aspect of the company's range of standard machine components.

Fold away handles are frequently required in spaces where they would otherwise be a safety hazard, where a wheel is motor driven, for example, or where a protruding handle may catch clothing when operators pass by the equipment. By virtue of folding the handle itself into the body of the wheel, the problem is eliminated while retaining convenience and ease of use.

Solid hand wheels such as the ESW, VDS, VDT and VDO all have +IR options, as do the VRTP, ETW, GN322.3 and VR.FP versions. Elesa has also managed to incorporate a fold away handle into the EMW monospoke hand wheel and the MT crank handle. Revolving handles in resilient technopolymer or solid Duroplast are available to match the hand wheel design.

Paul Gay

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