News

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4/2/18
Grayhill has launched the second generation 3K Keypads and 3J Man-Machine-Interface (MMI) Controllers. These CAN-based devices have been entirely reengineered...
 
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3/29/18
Grayhill Celebrates our 75th Anniversary. Started in 1943, Grayhill's first switch was an engine governor control switch for a submarine in World War II....
 
Series 77
3/21/18
Requiring less than 0.2 inches behind panel and having a minimum diameter of 0.5 inches, the Series 77 rotary switches are designed for small devices that...
 
TE New Bezel
3/15/18
GrayhillTouch Encoder is a great choice for armrest, dashboard, and marine applications, which benefit from the Touch Encoder’s no-look operation, impact...
 
04JT-duo
3/9/18
The Series 04JT Discrete Joystick features direct tactile feedback, a rugged design, and reliable functionality.
 
 

Engineering Expertise

Grayhill-Engineering-ExpertiseDesign and Engineering Capability
A key strength is our unparalleled experience and ability to construct a turn-key solution that best suits each customer’s specifications. Our working knowledge of the latest technology and the knowledge gained from our R&D investment in new award winning standard operator interface products can be put to use on your project.

Grayhill's in-house design expertise includes the following disciplines:

• Industrial Design - size, shape, texture, and finish selection  
• Ergonomics - human factors, haptics, screen layout, and audible feedback considerations
• Mechanical Engineering - structural design, material, seal and component selection
• Electrical Engineering - analog and digital circuit design, component selection and PCB layout
• Software Engineering - software and firmware design and testing, Win CE and Linux expertise
• Test Engineering - development of custom tester hardware and software
• Manufacturing Engineering - process design, work instructions, efficiency optimization and lean strategy
• Supplier Quality Engineering - supply chain audit and development, PPAPs, and vendor ranking
• Process Quality Engineering - design and process FMEAs, control plan development and monitoring
• Reliability Engineering - product analysis lab and product qualification labs

Human Interface Design Center
Early in the concept development phase, we encourage customers to visit our Design Center in LaGrange, IL. In the center, we have collected an assortment of products and samples showing the trade-offs in specifications, haptics, aesthetics and cost of using various solutions for:

• Touch or push input devicesDesign Center Technologies
• Turn or rotate input devices
• Joysticking or other multi-function input devices
• Backlighting techniques
• Piezo and vibratory motor haptics generators
• Monochrome display technologies
• Color display technologies
• Single touch, two touch and multi-touch technologies
• Wired communications
• Wireless Communications
• Plastic and metal formed piece parts
• Styling, texturing and finishes

After spending time in the Design Center, Industrial Designers and Engineers can quickly settle on the look and feel of the Human Interface for their new product that carefully considers cost, features and intuitive operation. There is no faster way to reach these decisions. Contact us to schedule an appointment to bring your design team in at any time.
 

 
 
 
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