JC120 single-axis fingertip joystick gains tactile options
Posted to News on 11th Jan 2010, 11:32

JC120 single-axis fingertip joystick gains tactile options

Penny + Giles is expanding its family of JC120 Single-Axis Fingertip Joystick controllers with the addition of new mechanical features contained within the existing joystick design.

JC120 single-axis fingertip joystick gains tactile options

A new friction mechanism is available that enables the operator to set the joystick lever to a specific position for driving a control system at a constant speed without the need to hold the lever. Also available with this friction option is a centre detent position that provides a tactile indication of the joystick lever's middle position.

A further new feature is a seven-position detent feel that provides the operator with an indication of the progressive movement through the joystick lever's operating angle. There are three detents positioned at 10-degree increments each side of the central position. These detent options are available for the original spring-return-to-centre and spring-return-to-one-end versions of the JC120, as well as the new friction option.

These new features are designed to offer users a cost-effective means of providing mechanical indication of setting when controlling the speed of a system. The life of the new mechanical features is in excess of 1 million cycles.

About the JC120 joystick

The JC120 joystick is a small, compact controller measuring only 26.5mm wide (28.5mm with the optional IP67 protective boot fitted) featuring a pivoting lever design that provides one axis of forward and reverse movement. Two lever heights are available - either 63.75mm (long) or 54mm (short) above the mounting panel.

As standard, the spring-return-to-centre option is ergonomically designed for smooth, precise finger-tip control, making it suitable for repeated operations over long periods. It also features excellent proportional control, stable output, low noise and long life. It is intended for applications including radio remote control 'chest packs,' robotics, remote camera controls, and agricultural and material handling equipment.

Electrical connections are provided through a seven-pin Molex 70553 series latching male connector on the joystick base.

Follow the link for more information about the JC120 Single Axis Fingertip Joystick.

Penny & Giles Controls Ltd (Curtiss-Wright)

15 Enterprise Way, Aviation Park West
Bournemouth Airport
BH23 6HH

+44 (0)1202 0341000

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