There are several styles of knobs. Some of them feel soft to the touch, while others have a hard, stiff build. They resemble conventional knobs and are referred to as soft touch knobs. Simply said, soft touch knobs have a special design that makes them pleasant to the touch.
Introduction to Soft Touch Knobs
Control knobs with a soft texture are known as soft touch knobs. They are employed in applications requiring pulling, tightening, and fastening. Because of their delicate texture, they are referred to as “soft touch knobs.”
Typical Qualities of Soft Touch Knobs
The majority of soft touch knobs have an exterior elastomeric covering and a metal interior. The core is the metal insert. The metal insert, for instance, is frequently made of zinc-plated steel. A steel component that has been zinc-plated may serve as the core of soft touch knobs. After that, an elastomeric substance is applied to the zinc-plated steel insert.
The velvety touch that distinguishes these control knobs is brought on by the elastomeric covering. Naturally, after being deformed, elastomeric materials are able to regain their previous size and shape. In essence, they are stretchy. An elastomeric material won’t be harmed if you bend or pull it. Instead, the elastic material will return to its initial dimensions.
Soft materials made of elastomers. They are not rigid or hard. Materials that are stiff and hard are prone to persistent deformation. Only momentary distortion is possible with elastic materials. No matter what, soft touch knobs include a metal insert and an exterior elastomeric covering, the latter of which gives them their plush sensation.
The advantages of soft-touch knobs
Knobs with a soft touch are ergonomic. They are inherently soft, which reduces stress. Many soft touch knobs are even equipped with grips to keep your hands and fingers from slipping. The ergonomic qualities of soft touch knobs might not be present in other types of knobs.
Soft touch knobs are resistant to corrosion and rust thanks to their elastomeric covering. Only metal may corrode and rust. In addition to having an elastomeric coating, such as a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) covering, soft touch knobs also frequently incorporate a metal inlay.
TPE is incapable of rusting or corroding. It is an elastomeric polymer that resists corrosion and rust. Soft touch knobs with a TPE cover can therefore withstand wetness.
Soft touch knobs come in a variety of mounting options. While some of them have a threaded stud, others have a tapped hole. Those with a tapped hole are intended to be used with stud-equipped devices. On the other hand, soft-touch knobs with a threaded stud are intended to be used with things that have holes.