Foot switches for operating theatre beds/chairs

The general requirements for control devices for operating beds and chairs are described in the standard IEC 60601-1. Any published, relevant product standards must also be considered.

The main features of foot controls for this application field: a defined minimum requirement for mechanical stability; defined requirements for protection class; partly redundant design of switching elements; an integrated interface on request; use of multifunction elements.

When everybody's hands are full, the patient on the operating bed can be brought comfortably into the optimum position using a foot control.

WF 3-MED GP71
  • Pedal: zinc die cast
  • Console: aluminium die cast
  • Available with protective bracket, LEDs and additional push-buttons
  • Quick change between two functions
MFS-MED GP71
  • Enclosure: aluminium die cast
  • Actuators: OR-approved silicon
  • Available with protective bracket, LEDs and additional push-buttons
MKF 4-MED GP42
  • 4-pedal type
  • Pedal: thermoplastic
  • Enclosure: aluminium die cast
  • Available with protective bracket, LEDs and additional push-buttons
  • Non-contact switching systems
MKF 5-MED GP51
  • 5-pedal type
  • Pedal: thermoplastic
  • Enclosure: aluminium die cast
  • Available with LEDs
  • Non-contact switching systems