Application

Application

Foot switches are mounted on machines and plants in cases where operation using the hands is not possible. They are used to start and stop operations and production processes. Depending on the environmental conditions and mechanical duty, differing versions of foot switches are used.

The robust GF, GFS, GFI and GFSI range switches are generally used in the engineering industry, e.g. on presses, punching and bending machines, as well as in sheet-steel processing.

Design and mode of operation

The GF and GFS range foot switches are available in versions with multiple pedals. GFS and GFSI range switches are mounted with a shield to protect against unintentional actuation. All foot switches are equipped with slow or snap action contacts. Different versions are available with pressure point, potentiometer, Hall sensor and latching element. Foot rests, carrying handle and pedal covers are also available.

The foot switches bear the CE mark according to the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU.

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Foot switch at a drill machine
Foot switch at a CNC machining centre