Magnifying class


In this example, we explore how a foot pedal can turn on a lighted magnifying glass. Often times, a magnifying glass is used in a workshop setting for closer inspections. This necessary process can quickly become annoying. Despite being in the middle of working on something, you now must scramble with dirty hands to find a small switch along the cord to turn the magnifying glass on. Then you must repeat the process to turn it off. Although it’s a relatively simple task, it slows you down and adds a bottleneck to your workflow.

Presair’s pneumatic-electric converter box (PBA-01) paired with a foot pedal (F800BA) eases the angst. A pedal can now be placed directly below the magnifying glass or any other convenient place for quick control. Whenever you need to inspect something, just walk over and step on the pedal. The magnifying glass is immediately ready to perform. No more setting things down, no more bottlenecks. Additionally, despite the dirty and tough environment, a durable Presair foot pedal stands up to the harshness. 

Any improvements to your workflow add value. Presair’s foot pedals can improve the speed and convenience as you work. Although this example focused on a magnifying glass, it can be used for anything that requires quick, hands-free switching. This simple yet helpful product can make a difference.

Pneumatic Foot Pedal Air Switch Description

Let your feet control the power. Plug the air switch converter box into a grounded outlet then plug your lighting equipment into the converter box. The converter box connects to a soft foot pedal, when pressed actuates the alternate action air switch turning on your lights. Alternate snap-action design means that you press down with your foot to turn it on and press the pedal again to turn off for complete hands free patio lighting!

  • Alternate snap-action design
  • Creates a hands-free environment
  • Completely isolated from electric equipment, indoors and outdoors

The Foot Pedal Air Switch Kit can also be used to power fountains, heat lamps, fans, and a multitude of power tools such as router tables, scroll saws, bench top sanders, and grinders.

Kit Includes:

  • Plug-in Air Switch Converter Box
  • UL Rated 15A@125VAC
  • Soft heavy duty foot pedal
  • 10 foot air tubing (1/8″ I.D., 5/16″ O.D.)

Custom options and different actuators are available! Contact us for more details!

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Pneumatic Switches

Presair pneumatic switches are great for safe, economical control of consumer, industrial, medical or other products and appliances in wet, chemical or explosive atmospheres, or just for added safety.

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Presair switches are 100% testing before leaving our facilities.

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Products are designed & manufactured in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA.

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