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Herga Technology releases new heavy duty footswitch for medical applications

Herga Technology, the leading UK designer and manufacturer of footswitches, hand controls and sensing solutions 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 K? 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.

Herga’s complete range of electrical, air, Bluetooth® and USB switching solutions can be found at www.herga.com, via email at sales@herga.com  or by calling +44 (0)1284 701422.

Article published on: 17/08/2017

Article last updated on: 17/08/2017