180 employees meticulously develop and manufacture foot switches for medical equipment at our facility in Löhne. A large selection of different foot switches has been created in long-term cooperation with manufacturers of electromedical equipment and apparatus, as well as manufacturers from the dental sector. Products from steute can be found in hospitals, operating theatres and doctors' surgeries all over the world. Because of our high standards and specific orientation, steute possesses (among others) a quality management system in accordance with EN ISO 13485. Furthermore, a vast number of steute products are approved by TÜV, UL and CSA
Phacoemulsification demands extreme concentration on the part of the surgeon: he or she has to work with great precision, while at the same time coordinating various device functions via the man-machine interface. The phaco control panel now available from steute takes this complex requirement into full account, having been developed exclusively for phacoemulsification.
Maximum flexibility – maximum ergonomic comfort
Configuration of the switching elements is so flexible that maximum user comfort can be achieved even with differing ergonomic requirements. This is crucial if surgeons are to work with a high level of concentration.
The user's foot rests on a central pedal. The pedal travel, as well as the strength necessary to actuate it, can be set to suit. Surgeons are thus able to configurate the foot control panel according to their own needs and wishes, enabling them to concentrate on their work without tiring.
Four additional actuators can be operated like "rockers" using the tip or heel of the foot, meaning that they can be fitted with eight switches in total. The switchgear can be incorporated within the device control. The individual functions vary depending on the operating mode selected by the user. Thus a total of five actuators provide a multitude of functions – an additional prerequisite for concentrated and intuitive performance.
Optional: wireless signal transmission
One of the options available for the new switchgear series is wireless signal transmission via a wireless protocol developed by steute especially for the requirements of medical technology. Another option is to combine the panel with an additional laser switch for retina treatment. The foot control device can be provided with customised colours, logos, etc.