Handwheels are used to adjust settings on machinery. They can be used in conjunction with revolving or retractable handles, which can be folded back into a recess so that they do not protrude when not in use, or adjusted by rotating the wheel itself. They are ideal for quick adjustments in machinery where heavy torque and clamping is required. Some variants have needle or friction bearings to make fine adjustment easier, and control knobs can be added for accuracy, either with or without scale rings.
We stock many varieties in materials including steel, stainless steel, aluminium, cast iron and a variety of plastics. Handwheels can be solid, (also known as disc) or spoked. These can have two, three or more spokes. Handwheels are available with or without keyways. Solid handwheels can have knurled, moulded edges for a better grip. There are safety variants, where the clutch hand wheel can be engaged by pulling or pushing the wheel on it's spindle, and like our other handwheels, these are available with or without handles.
Position indicators can be added to handwheels, for use where accurate and precise fine adjustment of the handwheel movement is required, and can be ordered to suit the specific movements and scale of the application. These are available in either metal or plastic.
All handwheels supplied by Berger tools are of excellent quality, and are stocked in the UK.