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Thermoplastic elastomer provides a secure, comfortable grip

Elesa Soft-Touch components - comfort and control
Elesa Soft-Touch technology raises the bar for industrial components with outstanding comfort and control at the operator’s fingertips.

Designed by Elesa for equipment where high performance is crucial – such as high precision instruments and environments experiencing unfavourable climatic conditions.



The soft-touch surface in thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) provides a secure, comfortable grip even under unfavourable conditions of use, such as in the presence of moisture and grease. They improve the comfort for the operator’s hand, allowing absorption of any vibrations during operation, cushioning and protecting the grip, permitting micro-fine adjustment even in situations where fluids are present.

Soft-touch products include lobe handles, fluted grip knobs, mushroom handles, cylindrical lobe handles, knurled handles and spherical revolving handles – where appropriate also available with the popular Elecolors programme of coloured inserts to match equipment colour schemes or decorative requirements.

In this way handles for instruments and equipment can take on the manufacturer’s corporate style, and handles for special applications can blend with their environment.

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