Reid Supply Company announced today the addition of two new product lines—chrome-plated knobs and chrome-plated handles. The knobs and handles are particularly well-suited for use in harsh weather and laboratory environments, as well as for general applications on machines and equipment whose parts need frequent cleaning cycles for hygienic reasons. They also work very well in general applications on machines and equipment whose parts need frequent cleaning for hygienic reasons, as well as those using water sprays or steam. The chrome-plated surface is resistant to wear, scrapes and shocks. In laboratory tests carried out at ambient temperature (23°C), the chrome-plated surface is resistant to sea water, detergents, acetone, ethyl alcohol, formic acid, chlorine solutions.
The new knobs are glass-fiber reinforced polyamide based (PA) techno-polymer, and chrome-plated with a semi-glossy finish. The five-lobe shape of the lobed knobs offers the operator’s fingers a proper grip and prevents unhealthy residues from depositing thanks to its solid shape without cavities. Moreover the chrome plating makes the surface finish semi-glossy and homogeneous to facilitate cleaning operations.