REDwire Single-axis joystick enables smooth control in heavy-duty applications

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The JC1500 joystick, from Penny + Giles, utilizes contactless rotary position sensor technology combined with a rugged, low-profile design.

There’s a new single-axis joystick controller on the market that enables use in heavy-duty applications without compromising on smooth proportional control. The JC1500 joystick, from Penny + Giles, utilizes contactless rotary position sensor technology combined with a rugged, low-profile design.

Available from Pickering, Ont.-based Durham Instruments, the joystick provides reliable and accurate output signals, and includes a second output to enable error checking of the system integrity. The JC1500 is intended for use in the off-highway specialist vehicles market, particularly where reliability and strength are paramount — in aerial work platforms, for example.

The new joystick complements the company’s existing range of JC150 potentiometer track joysticks, and has the same panel-mounting details — allowing for replacement or upgrade with no panel modifications. The joystick is designed to share the same range of handles and grips used in the JC150 and JC6000 models.

Key features include: it’s contactless; single-axis control with spring to centre or friction hold lever action; lock and detent features; choice of handles and grips; five VDC or nine to 30 VDC supply; dual-channel output with optional ramp directions; analog or digital outputs; extremely low signal noise (less than one mVrms); operating temperature ranging from -40 to 85 degrees C; environmental protection to IP69K above the panel; and 53-mm under-panel depth. In addition, it’s electrically interchangeable with potentiometers.

Contact Durham Instruments for more information about this product. 

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