Foot Switches for Hands Free Operation

Product Announcement from Schuster Electronics, Inc.

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Schuster Electronics offers Altech's FM series foot switches, which are ideal for light or medium duty applications and especially medical applications. The compact, sturdy but small, ABS housing is designed to meet all the different contact and switch insert configurations. This series has many features, such as maintained and two stage momentary contacts, two different colors, and two protection levels. It also offers a variety of flexibility and alternatives already in the standard versions. The wide range of options include:

  • Protection levels IP x8 (Medical versions IEC 601-1 certified)
  • Especially designed gold plated contacts for low current
  • High current switch inserts
  • Different cable entries/strain reliefs
  • Other cable versions, with shield
  • Custom colors for the guard, custom connectors.

The standard and optional features together provide various application possibilities:
Foot switches are typically used when hands-free operation is required or when the hands are needed to perform a separate task while the machine or device must be started or stopped, or the machine requires manipulation in other ways.

Application: Conveyor belt in supermarket, Sewing machine in textile factory, Control of dentistry tools, Operation of logical or digital signals

Visit the Schuster Electronics website or contact a sales representative at 800-877-6875.