Steute engineers design the foot switches through what the company says is a unique custom design program. Foot switches are designed with a mix and match of a variety of tools that are tested field-proven components for an “off-the-shelf custom built foot switch.”
The foot switch designs were made to address a number of questions:
- What is the switch controlling?
- What analog or digital control functions are needed?
- How long will the procedure last?
- Are there size limitations and how can switch graphics make it easier to use?
After considering the questions, Steute engineers decide which components would best match the needs of foot switches. They pick a base plate that defines the shape and size of foot switch actuators. The actuators are chosen so that they’ll perform the required control functions, like an on/off switch. Engineers then select the actuating force needed. They determine which output connector is needed for select device compatibility.
Consumers have the choice to change the colors of actuators, add carrying handles, foot rests, pressure points and IP ratings to their foot switches.
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