New joystick controller by Curtiss-Wright is ideal for off-highway vehiclesMarch 4, 2020 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Curtiss-Wright is one of numerous renowned manufacturers that partner with Durham Instruments to make their wares available in Canada. Among the latest of Curtiss-Wright’s innovations is its new JC8000 rugged multi-axis joystick controller. This device is designed for demanding operator-control applications in off-highway vehicles, which require high strength, reliability, and handle functionality.
The JC8000 is available with three distinct grip options – the HE, AMF, or MG – and an extremely robust design for arduous applications.
One or two axis configurations
This joystick controller is highly useful in a wide variety of industries. Durham Instruments deems it suitable for users in general manufacturing, aerospace, automation, food processing, forestry, the medical field, the military, mining, packaging, power generation, alternative energy, transportation, and research and development.
Available with one or two axis configurations, the JC8000 also comes with a non-contact Hall Effect sensing system for maximum operational life. Its compact size, high lever strength, and superb proportional control make it perfect for skid steer loaders controls and other physically demanding work conditions.
Other key features of this unique joystick controller:
- Variety of ergonomic handle designs;
- Analog or digital outputs (PWM or CANbus J1939);
- IP66-level sealing above panel, depending on handle type;
- High proportional control;
- Easy installation;
- Centre detent, for enhanced return-to-centre performance;
- Minimal under-panel depth of 78 millimetres;
- Pivot-point position for minimal grip cable flex;
- Rating for five million cycles;
- “Base-only” option, to enable fitting of custom grips; and
- Interchangeability with Curtiss-Wright’s JC600 and JC6000 models.
Curtiss-Wright has imbued high mechanical strength into the JC8000, as well as a reduction in angular deflection than minimizes wear on base-to-grip wiring, boosting the instrument’s overall reliability. The Hall Effect sensor technology eliminates contact wear and offers safety functionality through the dual outputs, which users can set to positive or negative ramps or a blend of both.
The manufacturer plans to introduce further models with higher grip functionality, CANbus interfaces, and mechanical variation.
For joystick controllers that work for challenging environments and tasks, the brand name to trust is Curtiss-Wright.
To learn more, contact Durham Instruments.