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New aluminium hand knob range provides light weight and durability

20th October 2021

WDS Components Ltd has released a new range of aluminium hand knobs in mushroom, lobe and star designs. The UK standard parts and components supplier has released the new hand knobs to complement its existing range, with the aluminium additions providing light weight and durability. Assembled in the UK, WDS has extensive stock to provide OEM and end-users with rapid availability.

The aluminium hand knobs join WDS’ existing range of plastic, stainless steel and cast iron designs. Aluminium provides a more light weight and cost effective option than stainless steel, while retaining resistance to corrosion. At the same time, the aluminium hand knobs provide more durability than plastic and offer a metallic finish.

The new hand knobs are ideally suited to machine builders, especially those involving aluminium frames where the new hand knobs will help maintain low machine weight. Light weight also makes them ideal for applications within industries such as aerospace.

The mushroom style hand knobs are typically installed on a permanent basis and are ideal for opening and closing doors, drawers, hatches, or push-pull mechanisms. The lobe and star knobs provide a screw capability with fine adjustment and can be used to open and close applications from valves to clamps.

A through-hole option is also available, enabling a thread to pass through the hand knob. This could be required, for example, to turn a long rod at selected mid points along its length, with the hand knob secured in place by a fastener.

The hand knobs are also suitable for use in high temperature environments.

The new designs are available in an aluminium finish offered in polished or matt. Polished adds shine and can be useful for hygienic applications as hand marks remain visible, while the matt finish is ideal to minimise the display of finger prints and marking accumulated through regular use.

The hand knobs are available in female and male fittings with sizes ranging from M6 up to M12 with thread lengths from 15 to 60mm. Threads are provided in steel and stainless steel options. Assembled at WDS’ Leeds site, hand knobs can be built to order according to customer requirements. WDS carries high stock volume and same-day despatch is also available.


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About WDS Components Ltd

WDS Components is the home of standard parts and machine accessories. Established in 1952 ‘Woodside Die Sinking Company’ made jig and die parts to speed up production in tool rooms, WDS Components has grown from humble beginnings to become a leading European manufacturer and global distributor of high quality durable parts at competitive prices. We supply components, standard parts and machine accessories to original equipment manufacturers, maintenance engineers, small businesses and individuals all over the world. Over 98% of our range is available from stock and can be shipped the same day from our global distribution centre in the UK, using best in class worldwide logistics companies.We provide unrivalled choice and unequalled availability.

WDS Components are proud to support some of the most prestigious engineering companies and brands in the world, who all trust WDS Components to service their needs.

We are committed to engineering excellence and continuous improvement. Our team of in-house engineers has expertise spanning several decades and is a blend of highly experienced and new generation graduate engineers who focus on the latest developments in design and manufacturing technology.

Our entire range of products is available to purchase on our website WDS COMPONENTS.COM where designers and manufacturers alike can download 3D models of all components in the widest range of formats available.

WDS Components provide solutions for customers who require a wide and growing range of high quality, competitively priced products, coupled with incredible product availability and same day despatch, backed up by easily accessible technical support.

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