Fixtureworks™ (Fraser, MI), a leading North America manufacturer and supplier of workholding technologies and machine tool components expands its lineup of manual operating control components with the addition of the full selection of NOVO-GRIP® Knurled Knobs from Kipp® —an established German manufacturer of manual operating elements.

The knurled knobs provide ergonomic comfort, secure holding and stylish European design making them ideal in a wide range of mechanical applications and for use on end products. These knobs are commonly found on commercial equipment, medical components, food processing machines, electronic devices as well as consumer products.

In addition, as a part of the overall NOVO-GRIP line, the knurled knobs feature an aesthetic and innovative design that is carried throughout the range of products—including mushroom, ball and wing style knobs, five-lobe grips, handwheels and positioning wheels along with crank handles and pull handles.  The sustained design throughout the product line ensures excellent functionality as well as a continuous look and feel to any product and application.

Fixtureworks offers these knurled knobs in many materials such as steel, stainless steel and thermoplastics in a wide variety of sizes. In addition the plastic knobs feature color coded caps which assist in identifying function, placement or sequential operation. The color options for these caps include dark gray, light gray, yellow and red. They are also offered with male and female threads in both steel and stainless steel.

The sizes available, for knobs having external threads, range from 21 to 34mm knob diameter with threads spanning 10-32 to 3/8-16 for the inch grouping while metric designated knobs also range from 21 to 34mm outer diameter with threads of M5 through M10.  Lengths of the threaded stud range from 10 to 40mm.

The knurled knobs featuring the internal thread configuration are available in the same size ranges—21 to 34mm knob outer diameters with threads of 10-32 to 3/8-16 or M5  through M10 while the threaded bushing measures 10 to 14mm in length.  Internal clearance is provided beyond the insert for variations in retention stud lengths.

Regardless of thread style selected, heights of the formed plastic knob sections extend from 22 to 36mm.


• size ranges—21 to 34mm • diameters with threads of 10-32 to 3/8-16
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