New low cost Herga electronic foot potentiometer offers variable operator control

Bury St. Edmunds – UK – December 2013: Switching and sensing solutions leader Herga Technology has added a new low cost all-electronic foot potentiometer that provides a variable voltage output proportional to the position of the pedal. Aimed at applications across medical equipment, domestic appliance, office and industrial machinery, the robust 6210-VO features a solid state optical sensor for wear free operation with extremely long and reliable life of more than one million operations. The unit is designed for use on manually operated equipment with control input ratings from 4.5 to 12 VDC at 10 mA, enabling precise adjustment for functions such as motor speed or torque for lifting, mixing, dispensing, cutting and sealing – and all areas where a low cost means of providing manually controlled variable functions is required for maximum productivity.

The 6210-VO meets EN 60950 low voltage directive standards and has EN 60529 IPX2 protection rating. A durable thermoplastic pedal housing includes a spring return mechanism that provides a high level of operational comfort. The compact unit measures just 105 x 140 x 40 (w x d x h) and the scope of supply – even for low quantity applications – includes fully customised colours and logos as well as choice of connection method to customers’ requirements.

Herga Technology, a part of the Variohm Holdings Group, manufacturers a comprehensive range electrically and pneumatically actuated foot and hand switching controls in standard or custom designs that meet a wide range of international approvals including IEC/UL 60601.

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