Heavy duty footswitch serves medical applications

30th August 2017
Posted By : Enaie Azambuja
Heavy duty footswitch serves medical applications

Herga Technology has released a new medical grade footswitch for use in more arduous environments and where higher levels or wear and tear are expected. Based on a well proven industrial footswitch design, the new 625x series is built to comply with IEC 60601-1 and is available as an AC or DC voltage switching device or can be configured as a footswitch-potentiometer for use as a motor controller or similar analogue control.

The durable footswitch carries an EN 60529 - IP67 environmental rating and as standard is supplied with a 2 m screened UL cable with a single back-entry sealed M20 cable gland. An optional matching guard is available that allows plenty of room for safety shoes.

The specification for the 625x footswitch option is 6A at 250 V AC or 24 V DC, with the switch/potentiometer version rated 21A at 250 AC (configurable for 1 HP or 2 HP motors) with a 5 KΩ potentiometer.

The ergonomic and attractive design will complement any machine set up and is supplied with black base and white cover/guard colours. For volume applications, custom colours and other deign modification are available.

Herga designs and manufactures a comprehensive standard range of ergonomic single- or multi-pedal switches for medical and industrial applications. The range covers electrical/electronic, pneumatic, Bluetooth wireless and USB switching technologies.

Customised products are also available that typically combine switching, potentiometers, joysticks and other precision controls for user-specified setting and actuating devices. Herga works closely with its customer to provide durable and ergonomic controls that enhance their product and yield added value features to their offerings.

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