Safety Foot Switch
Featured Product from Schmersal Inc.
Extensive accident prevention research has shown that, when in pain or distress, operators using foot pedals tend to shift their weight forward and step down harder on the foot pedal that is enabling equipment operation rather than remove their foot. Safety foot switches are designed to overcome this problem using 3 stage operations - the switch enables machine operation when the foot pedal is depressed to a mid-point, but will stop machinery when released or when fully depressed.
The TFH safety foot switch from Schmersal offers this 3 stage operation. In addition, the foot switch features positive break, normally-closed contacts to provide a significantly higher level of safety than conventional spring driven contacts which can weld or stick shut.
Typical applications are profile and tube bending machines, bar turning machines, thread cutting, wire drawing machines and other applications where the hands must be free to handle materials. The TFH is ideal for heavy-duty applications in hostile environments because it features a glass-fiber reinforced pedal, and an aluminum housing and protective shield.