Medical-Grade Foot Switches support broad customization options.

Press Release Summary:

Manufactured in accordance with EN ISO 13485 certified QM system for medical products, custom foot switches meet ergonomic comfort and accessibility standards. Options include choice of actuator styles; up to 14 digital and analog control functionality; cable and connector; and wireless operation. Along with powder-coated, pressure die-cast, aluminum consoles, other features can include ratings up to IPX8 and mechanical life expectancy of >1 million actuations.

Original Press Release:

NEW Medical-Grade Foot Switches

Whether in diagnostics, the operating theatre or doctors’ surgeries, medical equipment must be operated intuitively if physicians and other medical staff are to be able to concentrate fully on their patients.

In this field of very demanding man-machine interfaces, Steute possesses comprehensive expertise. Steute Meditec produces not only a standard range of foot and hand controls for medical devices, but also numerous tailor-made actuators for highly complex and now often wireless customer-specific applications, e.g. for surgery or ophthalmology.

All Steute control units for medical equipment meet the highest standards of ergonomic comfort and accessibility. They are manufactured in accordance with the EN ISO 13485 certified QM system for medical products.

Custom Features Include:

Choice of actuator styles... pedals. pushbuttons, rocker switches, joysticks, and joypads

Digital and analog control functionality

Choice of cable and connector

Molded-in colors

Powder-coated, pressure die-cast, aluminum consoles

Ingress protection up to IPX8

Mechanical life expectancy: > 1 million actuations

Operating temperature range:  -10°C to +60°C

Certifications: CE, cCSAus and FCC

Wireless Operation

Typical Applications:

High-frequency surgical equipment


PHACO surgery systems

Surgical microscopes

Ultrasonic diagnostic systems

MRI systems

X-Ray equipment

Orthopedic surgery equipment

Endoscopic surgical equipment

Wound management systems

Examination tables and chairs

Dental equipment

Biopsy systems

STEUTE's broad range of ergonomically-optimized, medical-grade foot switches can be custom-configured to meet the OEMs specific application needs ... without incurring any engineering or tooling costs.  Available with up to 14 digital and analog control functions.  CE, cCSAus and FCC compliant.

For additional information and complete specifications on the full line of Foot Switches, go to


Maurizio Lauria

Telephone: (203) 244-6302


901 Ethan Allen Highway, Suite 102

Ridgefield, CT 06877


Telephone: (203) 244-6302



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