MENTOR components from Multitron

Stylish, practical and functional product handles from one of the world’s largest manufacturers - MENTOR.


The selection of a suitable handle is often left to the very end of the product design cycle, but Multitron aims to change that by offering a very wide range of MENTOR ultra-high-quality handles that will enhance and transform an elegant design into a stunning one, whilst still retaining practicality and functionality. MENTOR handles (and knobs) represent German engineering at its best and come complete with MENTOR’s legendary reputation as a reliable supplier of almost 100 years standing.

Multitron, the exclusive UK & ROI agent for the substantial 500 employee German opto and electro-mechanical component manufacturer MENTOR, has announced the availability of MENTOR’s extended handle range which now includes aluminium; steel; stainless-steel; plastic and mixed-material options. In terms of design and shape, MENTOR aims to add style with many different designs: D-shape; bow; square; recessed; folding; finger-tip, hand-moulded; strap-style and many more.


Many different finishes and colours are available as standard, including black; grey (or custom-coloured) plastic; natural-anodised or black-anodised aluminium; brushed aluminium; chromium-plated; shiny-matt stainless steel; silver powder-coat; black powder-coat; silver-enamel; ground and polished; plastic-coated; etc. Each handle style is designed to be ergonomic and comfortable to hold, and many different dimensions are offered in every range.

A range of heat-resistant plastic handles is also available, manufactured from highly-durable Duroplastic Type FS31, rated for use up to 100⁰C. Rack systems are also supported with handles designed for standard 19“ rack systems - these handles are suitable for handling higher loads using a variety of pulling, pushing and lifting actions.

MENTOR has also developed a Modular Handle System so that a custom handle can be configured to meet any dimension required by the application. These handle components are supplied un-assembled, ready for customisation.

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MENTOR are also world-leading manufacturer of opto-electronics and Light Guides. Visit Multitron’s new Light Guide Micro-Site to find out more.

Plastic handles

Plastic Handles – Single-colour, Two-colour and Heat-resistant

MENTOR’s many ranges of carrying handles are all designed to be ergonomic and comfortable to hold. An eclectic choice of colours, shapes sizes and styles is offered. The heat-resistant range of plastic handles is manufactured from highly durable Duroplastic Type FS31, rated for use up to 100°C.

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Plastic Recessed, Retractable and Folding Handles

MENTOR’s Recessed Handles are suitable for devices and housings requiring a sliding or pulling operation. They can be used with wall thickness of 0.75mm to 1.5mm. Installation is carried out by pushing the handle into the mounting hole, secured by clips or screws. Retractable Handles are available in grey or black, when retracted, the handle is flush with the surface of the mounting panel.

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Aluminium Equipment Handles and “Bow-Type” Handles

MENTOR’s equipment handles are designed for standard 19“ Rack Systems. They are suitable for handling higher loads using a variety of pulling, pushing and lifting actions. The Bow-Type Handles are typically used in instrumentation applications. Many different shapes, sizes and styles are offered.

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Aluminium Finger-Tip Handles and Cabinet Door Handles

These MENTOR handles are designed for finger-tip operation – for gentle lifting, pulling or sliding. They are for sliding cabinet door applications, and many different sizes are available.

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Aluminium Handle Systems

MENTOR has developed Modular Handle Systems so that a custom handle can be configured to meet any dimension required by the application. The handle components are supplied un-assembled.

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Steel and Stainless-Steel “Bow-Type” handles

MENTOR’s Steel Bow-Type Handles are supplied with chrome-plated mounting washers, ensuring flush-fitting, even with large mounting holes. The handles are suitable for pulling, pushing and lifting actions in instrument and apparatus applications. Stainless-Steel Bow Handles are ideal for medical applications, laboratory devices and heavy chemical exposure.

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Stainless-Steel Handle Systems

MENTOR has developed a Stainless-Steel Handle System so that a custom handle can be configured to meet any application-specific dimensions. The Stainless-Steel handle components are supplied in un-assembled form.

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Carrying Handles and Flip-up Handles

Variously described as carrying, flip-up and prop-up, these MENTOR handles are designed not only for carrying but also for supporting appliances at an angle. Fixing is achieved via mounting holes and knurl nuts. The handles can be held in a clipped-down position, using optional MENTOR clips. These handles are designed to “Flip-Up” and stay in the vertical position.

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Mentor - Innovations for the future Mentor - Innovations for the future

Established in 1920, MENTOR GmbH is an extremely successful, self-funded and highly-invested company with legendary standards of efficiency. It has 500 employees and is German headquartered with additional substantial manufacturing facilities in Germany, Poland and Tunisia. Standard, stocked parts encompass handles, knobs, switches, sensors, opto and light guides. Around 50% of turnover comes from MENTOR innovatively fulfilling customer-specific requirements from design to finished component, all in-house and very cost-effectively.

Opto design and manufacture is a core and world-leading MENTOR competency and they are first-tier suppliers to many major auto companies. This experience has resulted in them developing unique skills; they are able to virtually design optics and take these to in-house production without the need for prototyping. Many non-automotive companies are now exploiting these capabilities.

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Multitron Ltd was established in January 2012 with substantial support from MENTOR. Its management has an 18-year trackrecord of assisting Design Engineers with MENTOR solutions.

Multitron is MENTOR's sole agent for the UK & ROI. Its three objectives are:-

  • Assist its region’s Design Engineers to successfully identify and exploit the many elegant design solutions that can be found within the broad range of MENTOR standard and semi-custom components.
  • Managing “Total Solution” projects that allow its region’s OEMs to benefit from MENTOR’s unique combination of opto and electronic design expertise, coupled with legendarily efficient in-house manufacturing competence.
  • The efficient management of MENTOR’s supply chain to major global catalogue-based distributors and CEMs.

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