Standard and customised footswitch range covers all bases

17th March 2016
Posted By : Jacqueline Regnier
Standard and customised footswitch range covers all bases

To competitively meet the specification and budget requirements for industrial and medical footswitch applications, Herga Technology offers an extensive choice of standard single- and multi-pedal models that offer electric/electronic and wireless switching technologies and also suit the diverse environmental and usage characteristics required by these markets. 

As well as wide-ranging action and electrical rating options, individual model variations include alternative cabling, connectors, fixings and colours with rapid ex-stock delivery available for popular models. Furthermore, the designer and manufacturer offers fully customised multifunction footswitches that follow Herga’s project gate process that ensures thorough product development progression from idea through to launch and beyond to post production support. For instance, Herga can combine switching with potentiometers, joysticks or precision controls for user-specified setting and actuating devices - to provide industrial machinery and medical equipment OEMs with durable and ergonomic controls that enhance their product features and benefits.

Herga Technology’s electric footswitch range spans single- and multi-pedal versions for general purpose through light and heavy industrial duty use, and to IEC and UL 60601-1 medically approved models. With environmental protection ratings from IPx2 to IPx8, switch ratings extend from low-noise gold contact types to high current/high voltage relay versions with a wide variety of switching actions available. Foot operated potentiometer controls with variable voltage output also form part of the wide range.

Herga’s wireless footswitch range utilises the intelligent and power friendly Bluetooth® Smart closed network and is available across a wide selection of Herga’s popular footswitch models that are used in medical applications, and are becoming increasingly specified for industrial and special purpose equipment. The range comprises footswitch transmitters and compatible machine mounted receivers with up to eight digital outputs that combine in a simple and secure pairing procedure. The ultra-low footswitch power consumption and selectable timeout maximises battery conservation, whilst the low latency and generous working range of the technology provides fast trouble-free switching.

Completing its comprehensive range of standard switching and sensing solutions, Herga manufactures air, vacuum and pressure footswitches in addition to pneumatic and electric hand controls. Wired plug and play USB footswitches in a wide choice of designs that emulate keyboard and mouse functions are also available.


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