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  • An engineer's guide to foot switches
    The purpose of a foot switch is to provide the user with a comfortable, hands-free way to activate one or more processes on a machine or device. These switches or pedals provide foot-activated control of the electrical interface between the operator and the machine's control system, freeing
  • Design Differences of a "Medical-Grade" Foot Switch
    As medical device OEMs know, a product designed for the medical market is fundamentally different from one intended for industrial use. This is also true for a foot switch.
  • Selecting a Wireless Technology for a Medical-Grade Foot Switch
    Historically medical device manufacturers, requiring a foot switch as a human interface, have used a cabled unit that would plug-into the console of the device being operated. Until recently, a "cabled" unit has been the only available option.
  • Does Your Medical Grade Foot Switch Need A Foot Guard / Shroud?
    as it will provide protection as well as offer the hidden feature of a toe loop that would allow the operator to position the foot switch with their foot.
  • Wireless Foot Control Design Considerations
    Medical equipment users and OEMs have long expressed an interest in wireless foot switches.
  • Considerations for Medical Grade Foot Controls
    Many factors should be considered when choosing a medical foot control for your device. Design Engineers must know that the operation of a foot switch is often very critical to a procedure, so the look of the pedal can not be the only consideration. Switch integrity and reliability has
  • Electronic (PCB) vs. Mechanical Foot Controls
    An electronic foot control is a pedal consisting of electronics versus mechanical components such as gears, potentiometers, and snap switches. In the world of foot controls the use of electronics is the wave of the future. The advantages of using electronics in the physical makeup of a foot switch
  • FDA 510(k) Clearance
    the requirements of the FDA. The fact that Linemaster has achieved this certification means Medical Device Companies can concentrate on their core product and not the foot switch. Linemaster has the foot switch covered.

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