Durable and reliable footswitch used on wood chipper

5th October 2016
Posted By : Anna Flockett
Durable and reliable footswitch used on wood chipper

Producing the ‘Wood Terminator’ range of wood chippers for processing biofuel is Austrian forestry and agricultural technology equipment manufacturer MUS-MAX. These huge trailer mounted or self-propelled drum chopping machines can work their way through waste wood and log diameters of up to 75cm or more at the rate of 230m3 per hour.

The Wood Terminator is distinguished by its robust and ergonomically proven design and leads the fuelwood chipper field throughout Europe where MUS-MAX places great importance to ease of operation, long operating life and the highest levels of reliability.

MUS-MAX has worked with Herga Technology for many years and, as part of the functional controls for the Wood Terminator, has chosen Herga’s 6289 series single and multipedal footswitches to aid operator control of the brake and positioning system for log loading hydraulic crane. Selected and well proven for its durability for heavy-duty use in industrial, construction and agricultural machinery, Herga’s 6289 is encased in a powder-coated steel housing (stainless steel on request) and can be supplied for up to IPX8 environmental protection. A wide choice of switching options with voltage/current up to 250V AC and 3A is available in standard models.

The robust and reliable Herga foot switches are the ideal solution for power-intensive and very heavy use area of the Wood Terminator chipper, which is reflected in the longstanding partnership with MUS-MAX.

The 6289 is part of a wide range of footswitches, hand controls and switching solutions available from Herga Technology that includes standard and customised single- or multi-pedal controls in ergonomic designs that are available with electrical/electronic, pneumatic, Bluetooth wireless and USB switching technologies.

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