Industrial Magnetics, Inc. has developed a hands-free door opener to help prevent the spread of germs and bacteria by allowing users to pull open a door using their forearm, wrist, or elbow.
BOYNE CITY, Mich.—In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Industrial Magnetics, Inc. (IMI) has developed the Arm-Pull, a hands-free door opener that allows users to open swing-style doors without using their hands or fingertips. The new device attaches to latch-less, swing-style doors and allows people to pull the door open using their forearm, wrist, or elbow when entering or exiting a room, IMI said in a release.
Suitable for public restrooms, shop floors, office buildings, and retail stores, the Arm-Pull can be used on metal or wood doors using the magnetic or through-hole mounting options. The product is constructed from heavy-duty stainless steel as a one piece, laser-cut and precision formed unit for durability and performance, the company said.
Industrial Magnetics has also devised a way for the Arm-Pull to work on latching doors with lever-style handles by incorporating IMI’s “J-Hook” magnetic assembly. The J-hook product holds the door handle in the open position, converting the door into a “latch-less” style that can now be used in conjunction with the Arm-Pull.