How to Choose the Right Handle for the Job

The handles you attach to your large equipment or transport cases need to be able to stand up to repetitive and rugged work. In fact, the handles you choose are often the only thing connecting a worker and what could be thousands of dollars’ worth of product, making them an important investment for your business and your clients’ businesses.

Here are three things you should look for when purchasing handles:

Ergonomic Design

Comfort is paramount when choosing the right handle. An ergonomic design can ease the strain of repeatedly lifting, carrying, and pulling heavy equipment. This is particularly crucial when handling transport packaging that lacks wheels and relies completely on human strength to be moved.

When searching for ergonomic handles, be on the lookout for:

  • A smooth, rounded surface
  • Sufficient grip room
  • Rounded corners
  • Grooved grip that supports fingers

The right handle design is a small detail that can make big jobs a lot more comfortable.

Strength You Can Count On

A handle that falls off or breaks in the middle of a job can cause product loss, expensive damage, or even personal injury. If you manufacture heavy equipment or containers, consider choosing a handle that’s made from a material like stainless steel, which is less likely to bend, snap, or rust.

For added reinforcement and peace of mind, make sure that the handle you choose has multiple mounting holes. You can also purchase a backing plate to keep the handle from being pulled out of the item it’s attached to.

Ease Of Use

When a worker is tasked with moving a large chest or case, they shouldn’t have to worry about having to fumble to get a hold of the handles attached to it. Consider using handles that feature spring retention, which can save:

  • Space – Handles that fold flat along the side of a case can save you precious inches in side-by-side storage.
  • Time – The quick and automatic “snap-back” that spring retention provides means that you can let go of the handle without spending even one more second pushing it back into place.
  • Frustration – No more trying to force a stubborn handle to come up or go back down; just pull it when you need it and release it when you’re done without having to think twice.

  • Using handles that are easy to use and access can help get the job done faster and more smoothly.

    Options That Make A Difference

    The right handles can make moving a container or piece of equipment comfortable instead of cumbersome. By selecting a handle that’s ergonomic, strong, durable, and easy to use, you can completely change the way workers use your products.

    Check out our catalog to view our wide selection of industrial handles to find one that suits your needs.

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