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Footswitches with Guards

Footswitches with Guards

At Herga, we have a huge range of footswitches with guards. Some with guards built into the footswitch and some guards which are compatible with many of our footswitches and can be sold additionally.

Why it is important to use Footswitches with Guards

Footswitches with guards are used to provide additional safety to the user. The guards on our footswitches are large enough to fit a safety shoe, they are aimed at applications in industrial and manufacturing environments where there is a requirement for added protection for the user.

Our footswitches with guards are drop tested with a 20kg weight so we can measure their capability. In particular our 6256 Industrial Footswitch has been proven to survive well in these conditions with minimal damage - take a look at the video here.

Although the guard is not a protective safety device it can offer the user some comfort as it can help to prevent injury when used correctly and to the correct specifications, if it were subject to falling debris within the workplace.  

The footswitch guard can also be used to prevent accidental compression meaning that there is less chance that the footswitch will be actuated unnecessarily. The guard forms a barrier preventing anyone or anything from pressing the footswitch accidentally.  

Footswitches with Guards from Herga Technology 

6256 series - this is our newest series; suitable for applications in industrial manufacturing, machine welding, metal bending etc. unlike many footswitches for this sector, the 6256 is constructed of plastic making it lightweight and more cost effective but still as robust and safe as metal alternatives.  

Our 6256 also has additional features including an emergency stop function and a manual release - for more information see our product page or contact us directly.

The 625x series - this footswitch series has a metal guard. These have been used within the medical industry and have the required IEC 60601-1 approval. This series is also waterproof to IP67. 

6201 and 6202 footswitch guards - these metal guards are compatible with many of our footswitches and can be purchased additionally. They are available as single or double size so they can accommodate multi-pedal switches.

6203-001 - our latching safety guard has been designed to protect the footswitch and can be clipped down over the switch when it is not in use. 

6251, 6252, 6253 and 6255 footswitch series - these footswitches have optional built-in metal guards. The guards primary function on these footswitches is to give added user protection. These footswitches have a long life expectancy, they are rugged and robust so well suited to industrial applications. 

For more information on any of our footswitches with guards or to discuss your application, please contact us.

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

Article date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 15:46:49 +0000 GMT

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