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New polyamide handwheel range available from WDS

2nd September 2020

WDS Components Parts Ltd. has released a range of three new handwheels to join its extensive range. Ideal for machine builders amongst a variety of application possibilities, polyamide construction offers an alternative to steel and aluminium finishes.

The three-spoke polyamide handwheels are available both with and without a folding handle, used to increase grip and precision of use. When not required, the handle can be folded down for increased safety. This is important for machines with a permanent drive where a spinning, protruding handle can present a hazard. Upright and folding screw-fix handles are also available as options. The handwheels also feature grips around the inside circumference for extra stability in use.

The handwheel is keywayed at the shaft to enable greater tension to be applied for a tighter fit, as well as providing increased precision, required for example in machine operation. Alternatively, the same model has the option to be fastened by pin or press-fit secured by washer and screw.

The new handwheels are constructed from glass reinforced polyamide with a black finish. These are lighter in weight than an aluminium or steel variant and aesthetically present a more technological rather than industrial style. Meanwhile, the boss is manufactured from steel to provide a strong core to the handwheel, with a chemical black oxide finish for increased resistance to corrosion. A bakelite handwheel in solid rather than spoked design, also with a folding grip, is available as a different style.

The three new handwheels are offered in four diameter sizes, including 100mm, 125mm, 160mm and 200mm.

WDS has also extended the range of bore sizes available on its existing handwheel range. Aluminium handwheels now have two bore sizes for various wheel diameters, such as the 125mm diameter wheel which adds to the 12mm bore with a 14mm variant; the 160mm diameter wheel now has a 14 and 16mm bore, and the 200mm wheel now has an 18 and 22mm bore.

The full range of handwheel styles can be viewed at, which features dimensions, colour line drawings and CAD files for each product. Orders can be placed online for same-day despatch from its Leeds factory.


Image 1: The new handwheels are constructed from glass reinforced polyamide with a black finish.

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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