Operating machines with foot switches

Foot switches have asserted themselves as controls in many different types of machine throughout industry. They enable operators to trigger processes and still have their hands free for other tasks.

Operating machines with foot switches


An ergonomically comfortable design is expected, as is the possibility to position the foot switch anywhere. In addition, controls must be mechanically robust.


Bearing this in mind, wireless foot switches are advantageous. Their position is not restricted by the length of a cable, for example. And thanks to a clear assignation during the teach-in process, several wireless foot switches can be operated in parallel within one wireless area.

Customer benefit

The freedom of movement of the operator is increased. Tripping hazards caused by cables are avoided. And foot switches are also the better solution where hygiene is concerned.

Operating machines with foot switches