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Herga multi-pedal switches are just what the doctor ordered

Herga multi-pedal switches are just what the doctor ordered Australian Medical Couches Pty. Ltd (AMC) manufactures a wide range of manual and actuator adjustable examination tables and couches. With a reputation for extremely high quality hand-crafted manufacture, the company uses application customised Herga Technology multi-pedal bellows footswitches in many of its motor assisted product lines. Supplied through K. D. Fisher & Co. Pty. Ltd, the Adelaide based electrical equipment provider specialising in safety and control systems, the footswitches are typically custom adapted in stylish moulded housings to suit the number of adjustable actuator axes as well as matching the colour of the table or couch specified by AMC's customer. Similarly, AMC logos and labelling are also part of the scope of supply.

AMC has worked closely with Herga Technology and K.D. Fisher since 2009, preferring the compactness, durability and reliability of the Herga design to switches supplied by its electric actuator supplier. A dermatology treatment couch design that includes three electric actuators uses a customised Herga 6241 6-way footswitch which provided the perfect option for AMC.  So much so that when a variant of this model was introduced with 4 actuators, AMC preferred a Herga developed special 8-way bellows footswitch in the same bespoke design. As is standard for Herga, they provided several prototypes even though the anticipated production volumes were relatively small at around 25 per year.

The 6241 series is available in single or customised multi-pedal configurations and may be used as durable footswitches or palm operated switches. With lightweight operation over the entire top surface, which can be supplied flat or domed, this IP67 rated switch has a SPST N/O contact configuration with a 12 or 24 VDC rating. With IP68 available on request, a wide choice of fixing options, colours and cordset cable lengths available, as well standards approvals including UL and IEC 60601, the 6241 series is a versatile switch for applications across the industrial and medical equipment markets and particularly suits electric motion control.

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