MATERIALS: All Metric Small Parts (aMsp), a leading provider of metric hardware components, announced the availability of the MMAHOFM Series of control knobs. They feature four standard configuration options for specific applications. They are stocked with and without handles and 0-100 scales, plus with and without handles and/or scales. These control knobs are available in diameters of 50, 60 and 70 mm. 3-D CAD models are available for download at the aMsp website.The aMsp online eStore allows customers to choose from a great selection of control knobs, knurled knobs, dimpled knobs, wing knobs, triangular, scallop knobs, spherical knobs and many more. Customers can browse the knob selection and buy 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
aMsp offers an extensive selection of all Metric standard industrial machine components. Its products include: Knobs, Door Latches, Panel Latches, Cabinet Latches, Boat Latches, Handles, Handwheels, Cranks, Grips, Levers, Locks, Catches, Hinges, Screws, Washers, Springs, Keys, Plungers, Pins, Leveling and Support Feet. All of these products are 100 percent RoHS Compliant.
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