Mini-Joystick targets industrial applications.

Press Release Summary:

Measuring 1.62 x 1.62 x 1.62 in., J1 Mini-Joystick can be incorporated into larger manual joystick for secondary tasks or into control panel with limited space. Operated by thumb or fingertip, unit features non-contact sensor actuation. Magnet rotates around Hall Effect sensor located in sealed housing with connector and lead wire, providing IP67 class protection for onboard electronics. Limit position, with maximum deflection of ±15°, is proximity-actuated or latching.

Original Press Release:

Elobau Introduces Mini-Joystick for Industrial Applications

Elobau Sensor Technology Inc. introduces its J1 mini-joystick for various industrial applications. This new joystick can be operated by thumb or fingertip actuation
and is designed to be incorporated into a larger, manual joystick for secondary tasks or into a control panel with limited space. Typical applications might include vehicle uses such as crane control, remote wireless controls, teach-in functionality on industrial robots or single special use functions on printing presses, packaging equipment, machine tools or other machinery.

The Jl joystick from Elobau measures on only 41 mm W x 41 mm D x 41 mm H
(-1.62" W x 1.62"D x 1.62" H). Similar to other Elobau joysticks, the J1 features
reliable non-contact sensor actuation. A magnet rotates around a Hall Effect sensor,
located in a sealed housing with the connector and lead wire. This arrangement provides
the high IP67 class protection for the onboard electronics. Furthermore, the mechanical
components of the J1 meet the stringent requirements of IP56, since the encapsulation
design prevents penetration by solid objects into the mechanical motion components of
this Elobau joystick, even those models supplied without bellows.

The non-contact technology ensures a longer service life, guaranteed to two
million switching operations. The limit position, with its maximum deflection of ±15°, is proximity-actuated or latching. Customer-specified angle limits are available on request. The J1 joystick operates in a range from -25°C to +85°C (-13°F to +175°F).

Elobau is a vertically integrated manufacturer that performs all circuit and cable
assembly, plastic molding, assembly and hll performance testing at its factories. Thus,
modifications to suit virtually all industrial and commercial requirements are achieved
quickly and in a cost-effective manner, through the design and engineering talent resident at Elobau.

Interested parties should contact Elobau for full details on these and other
controls, sensors and machine safety products.


Contact: ELOBAU SENSOR TECHNOLOGY INC., 900 North Shore Drive, Suite 215, Lake Bluff, IL 60044. Phone: 847-615-0828. Fax: 847-615-0989. Email: Attention: Francois Mortier, Managing Director.

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