Technical Blog Archive

Metal Footswitches

We have a range of metal footswitches which are suitable for a whole host of environments and applications. Our metal footswitches are constructed of either die-cast aluminum, stainless steel or mild steel depending on the type selected. This ensures they are tough and versatile. They offer long...

Heavy Duty Switches

Applications in industrial environments are a popular area for our products. At Herga, we design and build hard-wearing switches and hand controls with various features and add-ons to make them the number one solution to switching and sensing applications in harsh environments. Types of Heavy...

Types of Electrical Switch

What is an electrical switch? An electrical switch is a switching device powered by electricity. They can be buttons, hand controls, footswitches or microswitches.  They are used to either make or break an electrical circuit (depending on if they are wired normally open or normally closed)....

What is a footswitch used for?

At Herga we design and manufacture a wide range of footswitches, they are one of our best-selling product groups. What is a Footswitch used for? There are so many applications which use footswitches. They are present in industrial manufacturing, medical applications, in offices and homes and...

Light Duty Footswitches

Our light duty footswitches are designed for use in commercial, office or medical environments. They are compact and lightweight and are not suitable for heavy duty industrial applications. Characteristics of Light Duty Footswitches Our light duty footswitches are a cost effective solution...

Safety Footswitches for Machines

Our 6256 footswitch is particularly well suited for a safety footswitch for machines, this is because it has many added safety features including an emergency stop feature. We also have a whole range of industrial footswitches which are also suitable. Features of our Safety Footswitches for...