Industrial Foot Switch Operates Robot

Industrial Foot Switch Operates Robot.

Over at Presair we discovered a new application for our foot switch in an industrial application that was too good not to share!

Industrial Foot Switch

A customer has a piece of equipment that needs to operate when movement passes a sensor in a hazardous environment. The goal of the project was to automate the process as much as possible by pairing a robotic arm to operate the equipment. Using our hard foot pedal paired with an air switch, an object passes over the foot pedal, applying air pressure to the switch which signals the robotic arm to operate the equipment as the object is in position. Because the object is located in a wet, hazardous environment, using the industrial foot switch is a safe alternative to operate the equipment to avoid damage when contact is made.

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Industrial robot Foot Switch Product Details foot pedal operates robot

Presair’s industrial foot switch is a pneumatic foot pedal paired with an air switch. The pneumatic foot pedals create shockproof, explosion proof and waterproof system as there is no voltage at the point of actuation. When the foot pedal is pressed it sends a pulse of air through a tube to our air switch which then operates a piece of equipment.

Presair’s foot switches are used in a range of applications including medical, industrial machinery and for the home. Learn more about how others are using our industrial foot switches.


For more information about our industrial foot switch, please contact our technical support, or view the catalog pages here!

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