Tuesday 8 February 2011

Foot switch!

Foremost Electronics is distributing the Marquardt Mechatronik GmbH foot switch.

Suitable for use in harsh industrial environments, including high dust and water areas, the footswitch is protected to IP 65 and IP 67 levels. Employing user-friendly ergonomics the footswitch is a compact robust design with clear tactile feedback and an anti-skid surface with a screw hole option for fixing to the floor.

The 2420 footswitch is a modern, attractive design with many colour choices available on demand, either painted or dyed plastic depending on volumes and customer specific logos may be printed on the rocker. The reliable snap action switching system has a proven high lifetime of over 100,000 operations and a wide range of switching options ranging from low level signals up to powerful 21A currents. The footswitch is available with or without a connecting cable. An optional metal protection cover enables use in heavy duty environments for user and equipment protection.

Alan Cook, managing Director of Foremost Electronics comments;”This new rugged footswitch has applications in a wide range of markets including industrial, security and the music industry. Marquardt are a much respected manufacturer with an enviable reputation for quality and reliability required by a product such as this. The range of options available for the footswitch continues our drive to provide high quality, flexible switching products to our customers.”

The 2420 footswitch can switch control signals up to 100.000 actuations and is rated at 16(8)A/250VAC (> 10.000 actuations) and 16(4)A/250 VAC (> 25.000 actuations) for Europe and 6A/125 - 250 VAC, ½HP for the USA. Additional switch ratings available on demand include 21(8)A/250VAC and 21A/250VAC, 2 HP.

Standard switching functions are available single or double pole with functions of off/ on, off /on (latching) and on/on. Also available to special order is a 2 x single pole option with switch functions of off/ on/on or on/on/on with further options available on request.

The 2420 footswitch is approved to IEC/UL 61058 (ENEC, UL and CSA), is protected to IP 65 and IP 67, meets the flammability requirements of UL 94 V-2 and is suitable for use with appliances of protection class II. The footswitch has a mechanical life endurance > 100.000 cycles, an operating temperature range of -20 to +85 °C and termination options of standard connection clamps or a cable harness.

Applications for the Marquardt Mechatronik GmbH foot switch include medical, laboratory and office equipment, industrial control systems, music and lighting products, CCTV, materials handling and conveyor technology.

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