Enclosures

Getting a handle on enclosures and cabinets

15th April 2020
Mick Elliott

More panel-building accessories which suit standard and custom cabinets and enclosures have been added to the Foremost Electronics product range.

A wide range of high-quality handles from MENTOR are now available from Foremost. The diverse range of industrial, enclosure and equipment handles offer designers elegant and functional solutions to suit any application.

It includes hundreds of plastic (including two-component and heat-resistant versions), anodised aluminium, chrome, steel and stainless-steel variants, all with multiple size options. MENTOR handles offer high quality, elegant, ergonomic and comfortable styles which and can be configured to meet any dimensional requirement.

MENTOR’s plastic handles are cost-effective, versatile and easy to install. The range offers many bow section designs using single-plastic or two-plastic construction including handles for various load capacities and temperature requirements.

Versions made with highly durable heat resistant black Duroplastic type FS 31 offer a maximum operating temperature of 100°C.

Aluminium is an ideal material for many handle applications offering lightness, strength and a high-quality surface finish.

MENTOR's wide range of standard aluminium handles includes equipment handles, bow-type handles, fingertip handles, handle systems and folding handles.

Colour-anodised versions are available with gloss or brushed finishes.

Chrome handles from MENTOR are made from steel and are ideal for high load bearing and suitable for pulling, pushing and lifting actions in equipment and machinery applications while still being elegantly designed.

Many types are available, including both straight and angled bow-types, as well as collapsible handles. Several styles are also available with plastic coating on the grip bar.

The thin-coating, UL224 Polyolefine flame retardant, hand grips meeting E196690 approvals are available in black, red, white, blue, yellow, green, grey, orange and brown and have an operational temperature range of -55°C to +125°C.

Stainless steel handles are the ideal solution for medical and catering applications and other product designs requiring elegance combined with strength.

The standard range offers handles made of round or flat oval stainless steel, folding/collapsible handles and an easy to assemble modular handle system.

The handles can be finished in matt, polished or uncoated stainless steel with several similar designs made in robust chrome-plated steel.

Alan Vincent, Sales Director of Foremost, comments, “Our enclosure and cabinet business is growing very rapidly, and our customers need high quality accessories to enhance the appearance and performance of their systems. MENTOR offer one of the most extensive ranges of handles available, making them an ideal partner for us to be able to offer a one stop shop for all of our customer’s panel and enclosure requirements.”

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