Elesa (UK) Ltd
Elesa (UK) Ltd is part of the Elesa Spa group, international manufacturer of plastic and metal standard machine parts for the mechanical engineering industry for over 75 years.
Elesa products express a quality of design and ergonomic research with recognition of its brands as guarantees of quality and reliability. Continuous attention to clients’ needs and a rapid service have made Elesa a reference point for designers and builders. More than 27,000 product codes, 150 patents and 31 international design awards produced with systems certified to ISO 9001 and ISO1400 are supported by localised stock and technical support.
Elesa Standards cover industrial components including, handwheels, handles, levers, knobs, spring and indexing plungers, levelling feet, locks and latches and hydraulic tank accessories in engineering grade plastics, aluminium, steel and stainless steel. Also a range of light to heavy duty industrial castors, vibration damping elements, conveyor components, rod ends, fork joints and magnets.
Industrial machinery and equipment are well served with the Elesa anti-vibration mounts, ball lock pins, ball transfer units, filler breathers, grip knobs, latch clamps and metal hinges, in addition to oil level indicators, plastic hinges, pneumatic clamps, stainless steel hinges, toggle clamps, tubular handles and wing knobs.
RE castors address the mainstream of industrial uses from medical equipment through to electronics, storage and manufacturing and feature twin ball race chassis in swivel and total lock variants, as well as fixed types. Twin race being particularly beneficial in minimising the effort required to align the castor in moving away from rest. Standard wheel configurations include heavy duty polyurethane moulded onto cast aluminium cores and roller bearing axles at the top end through polyurethane over technopolymer, monolithic polyamide, to non-marking thermoplastic rubber or vulcanised rubber and plain bearing axles.
Elesa offers a comprehensive range of high-quality handles for the mechanical engineering industry, all of which come at an affordable price. If you need bridge handles, safety handles, flush pull handles, tubular handles, pull handles, fixed and revolving handles or fold-away handles, we have the best choice anywhere on the market. Materials available include technopolymer, steel, stainless steel, and composite construction in traditional presentations such as “T” types, grip handles and fold away designs as well as modern aesthetic and functional styles. Anti-microbial and clean room versions compliment the range.
Fixed, revolving or fold-away handles and knobs from Elesa in technopolymer, phenolic-based Duroplast, aluminum or stainless steel. These kind of handles are widely used on rods or levers to facilitate the gripping to the operator. They are also used for assembly on handwheels and crank handles to comfortably manage the rotation.
Our plastic and metal hinges feature style and strength with features such as friction brake, tamper proof, built in safety switch, adjustable friction, detent/indexing and other variants for special purposes. Design configurations include Bullet and Flap/butt types with front or rear mounting in glass-fibre reinforced polyamide based (PA) technopolymer, Zinc die, stainless steel and aluminium. There is also a detailed User Guide on our website and in our catalogue which covers weight capacities and mounting configurations for optimal installation and use.
Toggle clamps for housings, workpieces, jigs, moulds etc come in manual and pneumatic versions, hook clamps with spring over-centre action also have adjustable versions. Where doors or panels require rotational latch closure they are available with simple handle or with handle and key lock to provide security on enclosures and cabinets for personal storage or electrical/electronic cabinets.
Indexing plungers come in many sizes often to fit into confined spaces – ours come in a variety of materials and sizes with a range of features from safety rest position to locking and cam actions. Ball lock pins and spring plungers in plastic, steel and stainless steel complete the index and position product portfolio.
Handwheels and crank handles whether spoked, solid or multi-arm offer comfortable control for a wide range of industrial type equipment from machine tools to library storage – they come in moulded technopolymer, reinforced phenolic bassed Duroplast, aluminium, pressed steel or cast iron, – with fixed or folding handles. They are supplemented by a range of single arm crank handles for situations where a wheel configuration is not required.
Vibration damping elements are a mature and pretty ubiquitous item – often hidden away inside or under engines, motors, fans or similar. Elesa are pleased to announce a complete new range of damper and cushioning elements with steel and stainless steel base mounting.
Elesa’s DVA range is formed in natural rubber based on zinc/steel and AISI 304 stainless mounts with male or female attachments. They have been designed to damp vibrations, shocks and noises produced by moving bodies or vibrating masses which can cause malfunctioning and reduction of the machine lifespan and/or of the adjacent equipment, or even operator damage to health. Essentially operating in compression or shear, double ended cylindrical units are often required to carry heavy equipment loads while on the other hand single mounting buffers in pad or conical format are ideal for absorbing energy on impact during equipment operation or perhaps door closure or similar.
The DVA range is available in black natural rubber to standard hardness 55 Shore A, as well as 40 Shore A or 70 Shore A to custom specifications.
Levelling elements or adjustable levelling feet not only allow adjustment and correction of equipment levels – they often incorporate a significant amount of vibration damping – they are available with bases in reinforced polyamide, steel, stainless steel with stems in steel or stainless steel.
A range of high quality permanent magnets in sintered hard ferrite, Aluminium nickel cobalt (AINiCo), Samarium cobalt (SmCo) and Neodymium iron boron (NdFeB).
This type of magnet can offer a range from low to extremely high adhesive force - for example in the case of Neodymium magnets, making them ideal for location and temporary fixing of workpieces or panels or for sensor holding, e.g. on conveyors or other machinery. Moving down the scale applications can be as varied as supermarket labeling, locating presentation materials, white boards, cabinet door closure or magnetic filtration, e.g. of metal particles in engine sumps or in machinery and equipment.
Elesa have a long background in instrumentation as demonstrated by these gravity position indicators and positive drive indicators with matching knobs and handwheels to enable control with indication in the same standard component if required. Digital position “box” indicators and electronic counterparts are ideal for spindle position monitoring of equipment such as paper finishing or packaging machines.
Rod ends are suitable for rotary, oscillating and linear movementseven in particularly aggressive environments and when water or humidity, fine dusts, dirt, fabrics and machining residues are present. The shafts rotary or oscillating movement takes place on the inner diameter of the spherical cap made of self lubricating material.
Forks are suitable for the actuation of pneumatic cylinders even when water and humidity are present. FJT fork joints can be located by pin and seeger ring or by one piece clip pin.