Butterfly Valve Handle Kits enable quick actuation.

Press Release Summary:

As kit consisting of Plasgear™ hand wheel and attached grip, Speed Handle™ allows smoother and accelerated, single-handed revolutions of manual butterfly valve hand wheel. Hand wheel comes in red and blue PPG for Type-241 and Type-243 Plasgear gear-operator, and Speed Handle grip is Nylon 6 (black) with stainless steel 400 chromate-treated M10 bolt and stainless steel M10 hex nut. While available with new valves, product supports in-field installation on in-service 1 ½–16 in. butterfly valves.

Original Press Release:

Asahi/America Introduces Speed Handle(TM) Kits for Butterfly Valves

Asahi/America, Inc., the leader in corrosion resistant thermoplastic fluid flow solutions, announces the addition of the Speed Handle™ to its manual butterfly valve option offerings. Sold as a kit consisting of Asahi/America’s Plasgear™ hand wheel and attached grip, the Speed Handle™ allows for smoother and faster single-handed revolutions of the hand wheel for quicker valve actuation.

The Speed Handle™ hand wheel is available in both red and blue PPG for the Type-241 and Type-243 Plasgear™ gear-operator. The Speed Handle™ grip is Nylon 6 (black) with a stainless steel 400 chromate-treated M10 bolt and stainless steel M10 hex nut.

Designed for Asahi/America Type-57, Type-57IL, Type-57LIS, Type-56 and Pool-Pro® butterfly valves in sizes 1-1/2 inches through 16 inches, the Speed Handle™ is an ideal accessory adder for aquarium, landfill, chemical processing and mining applications.

Asahi/America’s Speed Handle™ can be installed in the field to an in-service butterfly valve or at the factory as part of a new valve order.

About Asahi/America
Asahi/America, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of corrosion resistant thermoplastic fluid handling products, including valves, actuators, pipe and fittings. The company specializes in providing complete system solutions individually customized to meet virtually any customer’s need. Asahi/America maintains an extensive custom fabrication department, and provides on-site consultation, supervision and training where required.


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