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New robust finger-tip joystick launched

Penny + Giles, designer and manufacturer of high precision position sensors and controllers has launched its new robust, finger-tip JC3000 joystick controller suitable for various applications including Radio Remote Controls and general off-highway vehicle applications. The compact joystick comes with a range of user-defined features, enabling OEMs to integrate it with safe and reliable control systems.

The JC3000 joystick controller has been designed for applications requiring fingertip control, where strength and reliability are important. It is robust, having been manufactured using mainly metal components and OEMs can benefit from its long operational life.

It can be specified as a dual or single axis controller and features optional mechanical detents in both axes, which allow operators to determine the angular position of the joystick lever easily.

The JC3000 is available with up to five switched outputs per half axis, or with an analogue potentiometer output with switched centre or directional signals. With the switched option, the outputs relate to the mechanical detents on the joystick and the switches activate sequentially as the joystick lever is operated from centre to the end stop in all directions.

The joystick is simple to adapt into OEM’s systems having been designed to fit inside enclosures and control panels easily. It offers IP66 protection above the mounting flange for protection against the ingress of dust and liquids.

The joystick lever can accommodate a choice of many different handle types, so the controller can be tailored further. If customer specific handle shapes or designs are preferred a ‘no handle’ version can be selected with either a plain or threaded operating rod as a means of interfacing with the joystick.

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