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Industrial joysticks: For precise control of all machines

What is the difference between an industrial joystick and a gaming joystick?

In most cases, the term “joystick” is associated with its use in gaming. It was also used for the first time in this field. It was used to control movements in a game precisely and accurately. Additional functions could be assigned through further buttons and the gaming pleasure increased further.

What types of industrial joysticks are available?

The first step is to distinguish between single-axis joysticks and multi-axis joysticks. The intended use determines the number of joystick axes. However, although the intended uses are very different, the two types of joystick have many things in common.

What is the difference between joystick and handle?

The industrial joystick must not be confused with the handle. The industrial joystick is installed as a joystick base from below or from above in the control panel – depending on the space available. The electronics are built directly into the joystick so that the control system can communicate directly with the machine via Can Bus protocol. Depending on the operating conditions of the commercial vehicle, the installed electronics are specially shielded against dust, water or other contaminants.

Robust Joystick J5 Base
Multi-function handles

The protection class: IP67

The IP67 certification indicates that the joystick is dustproof shielded and can withstand a 10-minute immersion in water up to a maximum of 1 metre. This is important as the temperature difference in cold stores could otherwise lead to condensation and water damage.

The handle is mounted on the industrial joystick. The control units for the functions of a front loader or an excavator thus consist of two components. These can be tailored precisely to the task area or to the functions of a construction machine. Whether a multifunction handle with a 2-axis joystick or a 4-axis hydraulic joystick with a handle with 2 buttons – the combination allows all requirement areas to be covered.

What is important about the joystick for an excavator or tractor?

The handle and joystick unit are the interface between the excavator operator and the excavator. In order to accurately transmit the excavator operator’s commands to the machine, the machine operator must work as precisely as possible. However, the joystick and handle can be configured to make handling easier – and excavator operators can control their excavator more intuitively.

The actuation types

The actuation types, latching or tactile, have a supporting effect. The configurator can be used to define whether a multi-axis joystick is to act as a detent or a push-button. The type of actuation can also be defined for each axis.

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