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Air Operated Foot Switches

An air operated switch is another name for a pneumatic switch.

These are part of our product range here at Herga Technology. We manufacture and distribute a range of air operated foot switches. 

Many of our air operated foot switches are available in a range of colours so please inform us if you have a preference, there are also other customisable features. 

We have many different types of switches which are air operated. See our full range of Pneumatic Switches by downloading our Pneumatic Line Card.

What is an Air Operated Foot Switch?

An air operated foot Switch is operated using a “sip” or “puff” of air. So when the foot switch is compressed, a small puff of air is sent down some pvc tubing to an air switch which is then activated. 

What is an Air Operated Switch Used For? 

Because they use air for operation and not electricity, this type of foot switch can be used within wet environments with no risk to the user. They are suitable for use in applications like dosing, pressing, drilling or punching. One of the benefits of using a foot switch for your application is that it offers hands free operation allowing the user the ability to multitask.

Over the years our air operated foot switches have been used for; patient hoists and medical bed controls. 

 Air Operated Foot Switches from Herga

Our air operated foot switches have the following features; 

  • Rugged
  • Offer high performance
  • Competitively priced for OEM users
  • Choice of valve options 
  • Choice of colour combinations
  • Guard options for added user protection
  • Heavy duty options 
  • Metal or plastic construction 

6255 - This Heavy Duty footswitch offers high life expectancy rugged high performance and has an optional guard. 

6289 – A Footswitch constructed of mild steel; tough, compact and versatile. The steel construction gives it long life and high reliability.

6210 - OB – A Plastic footswitch which is ergonomic and versatile with an optional guard.

6254-OB – A Die cast footswitch with a low profile design for user comfort. It’s an ideal choice for harsh environments because it’s very durable. 

Air switches 

We have a wide range of air switches which are compatible with many of our air operated foot switches. These are;

6861 - standard switch

6862 - double switch

6863 - low pressure switch

6864 - staggered switch

6869 - very low pressure switch

6871 & 6872 - standard range

6891 & 6893 - PCB air switches

If you require an air operated switch or any of our pneumatic switches please contact us.


Article published on: 09/09/2019

Article last updated on: 09/09/2019