Foot Switch Controls Microscope

Foot Pedal Switch Turns On Microscope

In this example, we explore how a foot pedal switch can be useful for turning on a lighted microscope. Often times, a microscope 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 microscope on and then typically it gets left on leaving you with a burnt out light bulb. Although it’s a relatively simple task, it slows you down and adds a bottleneck to your workflow.

Presair’s air switch (PBA-01) paired with a foot pedal (F800BA) eases the angst. A foot pedal switch can now be placed directly below the microscope or any other convenient place for quick control. Whenever you need to inspect something, just walk over and step on the foot pedal. The microscope 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 microscope, it can be used for anything that requires quick, hands-free switching. This simple yet helpful product can make a difference and lower production costs.


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 foot pedal again to turn off for complete hands free patio lighting!

  • Alternate snap-action design
  • Foot pedal 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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