By Hammond Manufacturing 16
Hammond Manufacturing has added a further 24 variants to its extensive line of handles, which are designed to complement enclosures, sub racks, chassis, drawers, and panels used in the electronic, networking, broadcasting, and electrical markets. All styles of handles have pleasing modern lines that will enhance any enclosure or sub rack to which they are fitted.
The handles family consists of six main types: round steel bar, styled plastic and aluminum, plastic, square and oval aluminum, flexible vinyl carry, and lift-up. The handles are available in a choice of finishes to complement or contrast with the equipment to which they are fitted. Depending on the material and style, they are available in chrome plate, black plasticized coating, clear anodized, or black anodized.
Many types are sized for use on the front of panels or sub racks from 1 U to 8 U high. For mounting on the sides of enclosures, the heavy-duty lift-up designs are rated at up to 330 lbs. (150 kg) per pair. Each family offers a particular combination of strength and aesthetics, ensuring that designers can combine the load-carrying and functional requirements of the handle with a pleasing overall appearance.