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What is a Heavy-Duty Footswitch?

A heavy-duty footswitch is a footswitch suitable for use in an industrial environment. Many heavy duty footswitches will have extra safety features for added user protection.

At Herga we have a range of heavy-duty footswitches, take a look at them here. 

What is a Heavy-Duty Footswitch Used For?

Heavy duty footswitches can be used for many applications. Typical applications can be found in industrial environments, production lines and operating heavy-duty machinery. Some applications our heavy-duty footswitches have been used for are;

  • Metal cutting machines
  • Folding machines 
  • Welding machines
  • Stapling machines
  • Stapling machines
  • Digger controls
  • Packaging machines
  • Production lines
  • Manufacturing applications

Features of our Heavy-Duty Footswitches

Our heavy-duty footswitches have features to make them well suited to their environment and offer some added user protection. Some of the features our heavy-duty features have are;

  • Guard options - for added user safety and protection
  • Emergency stop features
  • Manual release
  • Pedal lock
  • Pole handles
  • Mechanical stability
  • Guaranteed long life
  • High performance 
  • Ergonomic designs
  • Waterproof to IP67 
  • Stock products for fast delivery 
  • Single or multi-pedal options
  • Custom options - see individual data sheets for full details

One of our newer heavy-duty footswitches is our 6256. It has a modular design so elements can easily be added depending on the application requirements. It has a unique design aesthetic and is constructed of lighter-weight plastic rather than stainless steel.

Our Heavy-Duty Footswitches

We have a wide range of heavy-duty footswitches, they have been part of our product range for many years now and have been well proven within their applications and industries. Our range includes:

6251 heavy-duty footswitch

6252 heavy-duty footswitch  

6253 heavy-duty foot potentiometer 

6254 general-purpose industrial footswitch 

6255 minstrel air footswitch

6256 heavy-duty plastic footswitch with emergency stop, manual release, pedal lock options and a modular design.

For more information on our heavy-duty footswitches or for help selecting a heavy-duty footswitch for your application, please contact us.


For more information please contact: Herga Technology Email: sales@herga.com Tel: +44 (0)1284 701422

Article published on: 19/07/2021

Article last updated on: 19/07/2021