Technical Blog Archive

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...

Single Pole vs Double Pole

What is a Single Pole Switch? A single pole switch has one input and one output, it has two states; “on” or “off”. They can be wired either normally open or normally closed and can be either latching or momentary. What is a Double Pole switch? A double pole switch...

Push to Break Switch

When the push to break switch is compressed it breaks the electrical connection cutting the electricity flow and therefore switching the device “off”. Pushing the switch breaks the connection – hence the name “Push to Break”. Push to break switches are also called...

Medical Foot Pedals

Applications for our Medical Foot Pedals Our foot pedals are frequently used within medical applications, some of these are:   Medical bed and chair movements  Dentistry applications   Wound treatment machines  Ophthalmology...

Manual Release Switch

What is a Manual Release Switch? Manual release switches are named after how they function. If the switch is compressed, it will remain in contact until an action is carried out to manually open the contacts again. This is sometimes done by using an unlocking key or by using another switch...