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Joystick___Keypad
3/3/17
Grayhill, Inc. will be introducing its new Keypad and Vehicle Display Controller at CONEXPO 2017. The second generation of these CANbus devices has been...
 
3D104_angleA_Original_Screen
3/2/17
Grayhill, Inc. will be launching a revamped 3D104 Display series at CONEXPO 2017. With more inputs ports, improved display performance, extended memory...
 
04JT
2/23/17
Grayhill, Inc. introduces the Series 04JTJoystick with direct tactile feedback, a rugged design, and reliable functionality. The 04JT is designed and manufactured...
 
Series_14
2/15/17
At CONEXPO 2017, Grayhill, Inc. will be releasing its new 14 Series surface mount pushbutton that combines an IP67 dynamic dust seal and LED illumination....
 
Hall_Effect
2/8/17
LaGrange, IL – Grayhill, Inc. will be introducing new products that utilize Hall Effect Technology at CONEXPO 2017. This enables the products to have long...
 
 

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

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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Series_68B 68B

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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 >1M 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  
Series_67A 67A

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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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