Handles play a crucial role in our everyday lives. Although they might seem like insignificant pieces of hardware, they’re used for completing actions like opening your front door, getting into your car, carrying a toolbox and much more. Whether you’re looking for spring-loaded handles, flush handles, recessed handles, or pull handles – the Protex range has a solution for you.

In this handle buying guide, we’ll explore the Protex range of handles to better understand their features and explore the materials they are manufactured from. 

Wire Handles and Retaining Plates

Our wire handles and retaining plates are sold as individual items that can be used in conjunction with one another. When the two items are paired together, you’re left with a high-quality, load-rated lifting handle and retaining plate that’s extremely durable and can be used in a wide range of applications. These wire handles and retaining plates are manufactured from stainless steel and mild steel with either a natural, zinc-plated or black electrophoretic finish. Many of these wire handles and retaining plates have an optional backing plate available which offers additional support to the handle.

Spring Loaded Handles

Spring-loaded handles are mechanisms that utilise springs to provide controlled movement. They are commonly found in a variety of applications, from equipment cases to industrial machinery. These handles are designed to reduce the effort required to open or close using a spring to return to its original position after being released. They can also be used to manoeuvre objects. Spring-loaded handles are easy to install and can be used on a variety of surfaces. They are also durable and low maintenance.

Concealed Pull Handles

Concealed pull handles are a type of handle that is designed to be hidden from view. This creates a clean and streamlined look, and it can also be helpful in applications where the handle needs to be protected from damage. Concealed pull handles can be installed on a variety of surfaces, and are typically installed flush with the surface, so they are not visible when the door or drawer is closed.

Recessed Handles

Recessed handles are hardware components that are designed to be mounted flush with the surface of a door, cabinet, drawer, or other panel. This creates a clean and streamlined look, and it can also be helpful in applications where the handle needs to be protected from damage. The Protex range of recessed handles features a spring-loaded lifting handle in a recessed dish with a moulded grip.

Curved Retaining Plates

Our curved retaining plates are great for holding wire handles securely in place and are suitable for a range of drum sizes. All retaining plates can be used in conjunction with our wire handle range and feature a built-in 90-degree stop. The Protex range of curved retaining plates for handles are available in zinc-plated mild steel, stainless steel or mild steel self-finish for applications that require welding.

Flush Handles

Flush handles are a type of hardware designed for opening and closing doors, cabinets, drawers, or other objects while sitting nearly level with the surface they are installed on. These handles feature a low profile and sit nearly flush with the surface they are installed on. Our range of flush handles are manufactured by Southco and supplied in a black plastic finish.

High Quality Heavy Duty Handles from Protex

Protex offers a wide range of handles, including wire handles, stainless steel recessed handles, flush handles, spring-loaded handles, concealed handles, and more. We carry handles in a variety of materials and finishes, including stainless steel, mild steel zinc plate, and black paint.

For more information on our wide range of handles or for specialist help, contact one of our experts by calling +44(0)1527 63231 or emailing sales@protex.com.