Herga Technology Ltd

Leading UK designer and manufacturer of footswitches and hand controls for medical and industrial applications

Herga have a comprehensive range of electric and pneumatic actuated foot and hand switching controls that meet a wide range of international approvals, including IEC/UL 60601. With extensive manufacturing facilities including plastics moulding and electrical assembly, the company has also pioneered switching solutions using infrared and Bluetooth technology.

Working with Herga we can give you access to over 3,000 standard products. We can also support custom designed switching solutions, from your choice of cable, connector, electronics and packaging, to a completely new product design.

 

Foot air valve switches

Foot air valve switches

  • Average life expectancy of 1 million operations
  • Rugged high-performing, heavy-duty footswitch
  • Choice of colour combinations and valve options, including valve port threads
  • The guard is large enough to allow operator to wear industrial protective shoes
  • Competitively priced for OEM users
  • Available with and without footguard
  • IP67 waterproof versions available
  • Single or multipedal configurations
 

Electronic foot potentiometers


Electronic foot potentiometers
  • Variable voltage output proportional to position of pedal
  • Uses a solid-state optical sensor with no moving parts or tracks which can wear out
  • Ideal for repetitive use with office equipment, domestic / medical appliances and general industrial applications
  • Low-cost foot potentiometer
  • Customer colours and logos available



 

Footswitch bellows

Footswitch bellows

  • Tough plastic footswitch bellows
  • Twin footswitch bellows
  • IPX7-rated footswitch bellows
  • Aluminium or plastic base plates for added stability or permanent fixing with anti-slip rubber or foam pads
  • Customer colours and logos available
  • Designed to withstand heavy loads
 

General purpose footswitches


General purpose footswitches
  • Light-duty footswitches, ideal for OEM applications
  • UL and IEC 60601-1 approved, and IPX2, IPX7 and IPX8 rated for medical applications
  • Tough, compact footswitches with steel construction for long life and reliability
  • Low-profile footswitches (only 10mm thick) for prolonged use
 

Heavy-duty footswitches

Heavy-duty footswitches

  • Rugged, high-performing, heavy-duty footswitches
  • Average life expectancy of 1 million operations
  • Customer colours and logos available
  • Available with a guard for extra user safety
  • BG approved to EN 60204-1 / EN 60947-5-1
 

Light-industrial footswitches


Light-industrial footswitches
  • Ideal for general industrial applications
  • Increased operating temperature range of -20°C to 80°C
  • Improved sealing IPX7
  • All plastic construction with raised tread pattern and anti-slip pad
 

Multi-pedal footswitches

Multi-pedal footswitches

  • Available in both plastic and metal bases
  • Available in different colours
  • Compact / easy storage
  • Low-profile, rear-hinged design for improved comfort
  • Can comply to differing international standards
 

USB footswitches


USB footswitches
  • Compatible with Windows Linux and Mac operating systems
  • Can emulate keyboard, mouse or game-control functions
  • Both single and multi pedal USB footswitches available
  • Plug-and-play, no additional drivers needed
 

Bluetooth footswitches

Bluetooth footswitches

  • Popular in medical applications
  • Battery powered
  • Battery life up to 5 times longer that comparative manufacturers’ offerings
  • Secure Bluetooth smart closed network
 

Medical footswitches


Medical footswitches
  • UL and IEC 60601-1 approved, and IPX2, IPX7 and IPX8 rated for medical applications
  • Low-profile footswitches (only 10mm) for prolonged use
  • USB, Bluetooth, bellows and multi-pedal footswitches available
 
 

Low-pressure airswitches

Low-pressure airswitches

  • Compact, versatile switches
  • Easily adjustable settings
  • Ideal for long tube lengths
  • Ideal for switching low power circuits
  • Temperature compensation versions available
 

General-purpose airswitches


General-purpose airswitches
  • Mid-sized switches
  • Variety of contact and connection options available
  • Mounting plate available
  • Fixing holes to suit

 

Compact airswitches

Compact airswitches
  • Compact and economical switches
  • Choice of switch actions
  • UL/CSA approved versions available
  • Ideal for OEM applications
  • Back- or side-entry spout
  • Choice of momentary and latching actions
 

PCB-mount airswitches


PCB-mount airswitches
  • Designed for direct mounting onto PCBs
  • Custom configurations available
  • UL versions available upon request
  • Low pressure switching
  • Switches can be factory set within specific tolerances
 
 

Electronic hand-control switches

Electronic hand-control switches

  • Ergonomic design
  • Large buttons for ease of use
  • IPX7 rating
  • Lightweight
  • Various colours and button options

 

Infrared hand-control switches


Infrared hand-control switches
  • Choice of 1, 2, 4 or 8 channels
  • Compact plastic transmitter or heavy-duty versions available
  • Coded signals for system security
  • Line of sight operation
  • For use with 6311 controls
 

Pneumatic hand-control switches

Pneumatic hand-control switches

  • Ideal for medical patients
  • ‘V’ shape available
  • 2-, 4- and 6-way variants
  • Ergonomic design for comfort
  • Choice of curly or straight tubing
  • Various colours and layout options

USB hand-control switches


USB hand-control switches
  • Emulates single or multi-pedal functions
  • V-shaped design
  • 2.5m cable length
  • Available with 1 to 3 buttons
  • Plug-and-play operation using OS drives
  • Ergonomic design
 

Medical hand controls

Medical hand controls

  • Ergonomic design
  • Large buttons for ease of use
  • IPX7 rating
  • Electrical, pneumatic and USB versions available
 

Bellow hand controls


Bellow hand controls
  • IPX7-rated palm-switch bellows
  • Lightweight operation over the entire top surface
  • Designed to withstand heavy loads
  • Customer colours and logos available
 
 

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