Linemaster Switch Corp.

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Considerations for Medical Grade Foot Controls

Many factors should be considered when choosing a medical foot control for your device. Design Engineers must know that the operation of a foot switch is often very critical to a procedure, so the look of the pedal can not be the only consideration. Switch integrity and reliability has to be the mos...

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Digital vs. Linear Foot Controls

When referencing the word 'digital' as a characteristic of a foot control it simply means an on/off actuation. The digital on/off actuation of a foot pedal can be either a momentary actuation (step on, foot presses down to activate the pedal) or a maintained actuation (step on to actuate and remove ...

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Electronic vs Mechanical Foot Controls

An electronic foot control is a pedal consisting of electronics versus mechanical components such as gears, potentiometers, and snap switches. In the world of foot controls the use of electronics is the wave of the future. The advantages of using electronics in the physical makeup of a foot switch g...

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FDA 510(k) Clearance

The FDA is arguably the most powerful governing body that regulates the medical industry in the USA. Linemaster has achieved FDA 510(k) Clearance on the IR Wireless foot control product line to prove to our customers that we are dedicated to providing a product that meets or exceeds the requirements...

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Foot Switch Functions

When determining that a foot control is required for a particular application, one of the first questions that must be answered is "how many functions does the foot control have to perform?" The application often dictates this, which makes the decision for a designer fairly simple. The challenge ari...

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Guards and Shrouds

Some medical applications, such as the medical laser industry, require that the foot pedal have a guard-shroud that covers the pedal to help prevent inadvertent actuation. Most applications don┬┐t have such requirements, but users may benefit from having a guard-shroud to cover their foot as it will ...

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IP Rating Considerations for a Foot Control

Ingress Protection (IP) ratings are developed by the European Committee for Electro Technical Standardization (CENELEC) (NEMA IEC 60529 Degrees of Protection Provided by Enclosures - IP Code), specifying the environmental protection the enclosure provides.

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Material Makeup of a Foot Control

The material makeup of a foot control assembly can be very simple depending on the application or very detailed if a more sophisticated solution is required. Some single pedal foot control enclosures can be comprised of one type of material, polymeric plastic for instance, and other single or multip...

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Medical Standards

When designing a medical foot control there are many things that must be into account. Certain criteria must be followed in order to produce an interface that meets the standards set forth by the Medical world. Deciding on things such as paint type and the weight of the foot switch may seem minor, b...

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Physical Attributes of a Foot Control

When designing a new foot switch there are many things that you must factor in, but surprising the simplest things could end up being the most important to the end user. The ergonomics, weight, and measurements of a foot control should weigh heavily in the beginning stages of the design.

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Wired versus Wireless foot controls

Wired foot controls have been around for decades. Linemaster created its first wired foot switch in the 1950's and have been adapting to customer requirements and incorporating technological advances ever since. To date, using copper conductors (physical wires) to transmit electronic signals is the ...

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