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News

1/17/18
Grayhill's Hall Effect Joystick Joysticks and Rotary Switches were featured in Lift & Hoist International Magazine. These joysticks offer precise cursor...
 
3D70_Press_Release
1/10/18
Grayhill's 3D Displays were featured in the Autonomous Vehicle Technology magazine. The displays are built for the rugged conditions and harsh environments...
 
Re-Imagine
1/4/18
Grayhill's Touch Encoder was featured in the Highways Today magazine. This device combines touchscreens, pushbuttons, trackballs, and rotary switches in...
 
Series 77
12/21/17
Grayhill's 77 Series Rotary Switch was featured in Wireless Design and Development magazine. The 77 series switch is the smallest rotary switch in Grayhill's...
 
Series_20
12/18/17
Grayhill's 20 Series Concentric Mechanical Encoder Switch was featured in Medical Design Technology. This rugged seal switch performs flawlessly in harsh...
 
 

Hall Effect

Hall effect technology provides contactless operation, facilitating a long operational life. The Hall effect sensor magnetically detects the position of another moving part such as the shaft in a joystick or encoder. This relational position can be outputted from the device in a variety of formats, including I2C, open collector or push-pull output. Hall effect technology has the advantage of working in low voltage applications and often features a sleep mode to conserve power. Grayhill is implementing this technology across several switch types, including joysticks, toggles and rotaries.

Typical applications include:

  • Work vehicle controls, including material handling equipment
  • Medical electronics, including bed and table positioning
  • Audio/video equipment, including professional editing
  • Robotic and industrial automation controllers
  • Automotive GPS, climate control, and entertainment

 

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Customization can include:

  • Various housing and mounting options
  • Multiple termination and cabling options
  • Custom electronics

 

Paddle

Series 68B is unique among Grayhill human interface components. It is similar to a single-axis joystick in that it provides ratiometric output along a single axis. The redundant Hall effect sensor recognizes the absolute position along a +/- 40°axis.

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Single-Axis with
Proportional,
Redundant
Output
  • Dynamic IP67 Seal
  • Available with 26°detent and 36° latching
  • Available with friction hold or spring return
  • Long operational life

 

Rotary

These rotary switches share the same sensor technology: Hall effect. But their outputs differ substantially. The 68A provides digital quadrature output, similar to other Grayhill encoders. The 68P provides a proportional analog output, similar to a potentiometer. Both benefit from non-contact Hall effect technology.

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High Resolution

Redundant Output
 

  • Quadrature Output with push / pull circuitry
  • Low power consumption - available in 3.3Vdc or 5Vdc
  • Long operational life >1M cycles
  • Integrated pushbutton
68P-NC 68P

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Ratiometric Analog
Output mimics
Potentiometer

 

 

  • Sealed against liquids and dust to IP 67
  • Compact format: <14mm behind panel
  • Long operational life: 7M cycles
  • Redundant hall effect sensor

 

Joysticks

These compact joysticks can provide precise cursor control where other pointing devices are impractical, such as on test and measurement equipment or medical electronics. Other applications include CNC positioning, industrial / robotic control and work vehicles / aerial platforms.

Product Image Series Link Features  
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Compact Footprint with
Proportional Output
User Manual

  • Proportional digital output - I2C bus
  • Long operational life >1M cycles
  • Compact footprint - 1 inch square
  • Environmental seal - IP67

 

67B

67B

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Momentary Z-axis
Rotation

User Manual

 

  • Center shaft pushbutton & momentary z-axis rotation
  • Minimal depth required behind panel - just 0.6 inch
  • Stainless steel shaft for use in harsh environments
  • Available with or without knob and sealing boot

 

67C


67C


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Joystick with Integrated Encoder and optical encoder

  • Proportional joystick, pushbutton & optical encoder functions from a single shaft
  • Analog joystick outputs are proportional to angle of shaft deflection
  • Long life, high reliability
  • Choices of cable length and termination
  • Customized solutions available

 

 
 
 
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