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Foremost Electronics now stocks handles for enclosures and panels from Mentor


Essex-based Foremost Electronics has added a wide range of high-quality handles from Mentor to its already extensive portfolio of panel-building accessories. The very diverse range of industrial, enclosure and equipment handles are elegant and functional solutions for any application.

“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 offers 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,” said Alan Vincent, Sales Director of Foremost.

The Mentor range includes hundreds of plastic (including two-component and heat-resistant versions), anodised aluminium, chrome, steel and stainless-steel variants, all with multiple size options. Its plastic handles are cost-effective, versatile and easy to install. There are 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.

Mentor’s chrome handles 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 of chrome handles 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.

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