Technical Blog Archive

Emergency Stop Footswitch

When compressed, an emergency stop foot switch will cut the power to the machine it is connected to by breaking the electrical circuit. This function is often required in industrial applications where people could become in danger and the machine needs to be switched of as quickly as...

Hand Controls for Patient Handling

These types of hand controls have an ergonomic design for user comfort. They have a choice of up to six buttons, either a curly cable or straight and an optional hook fitted to the back of the hand control which is useful for hanging the hand control on to a bed or hoist. ...

What does a Footswitch do?

Footswitches are used to operate machines or devices. Compressing a footswitch will often turn a device or machine off or on depending on the application and circumstance. They are a type of switch and are used to either make or break an electrical circuit.   Footswitches can be either...

What are Micro Switches Used for?

Micro switches have many uses, some more industrial and others more common place.   The Micro switches that we can offer have been successfully used in; ·         Building, Automation and...

Footswitch Uses

Footswitches are available in many shapes, sizes and colours using different technologies. Footswitches are often selected for use for a number of reasons. They are more hygienic if being used by multiple users; they offer hands free operation – allowing the user to multitask and are a...

Industrial Footswitches

With over 70 years’ experience in developing, manufacturing and distributing industrial foot switches we have the experience and knowledge to produce footswitches which offer all the characteristics suited for industrial use.   Characteristics of our Industrial Footswitches Our...