A compact, two axis, force operated, precision fingertip or thumb joystick control which converts the input force of the operator to analog output voltages proportional to applied force and input voltage. This piezo-resistive joystick technology was first patented and introduced by Ultra MSI (U.S. Patent No. 3454920). These devices have found hundreds of applications in a number of industries and are in extensive world-wide use today.
Model 462C-1 precision joystick controls can be used as stand alone devices for customer integration, can be installed in Ultra MSI Control Grips for a thumb operated grip control, or integrated into custom input systems and panels per customer requirements.
Their extra-small size and weight make them ideal solutions where precision control is required but larger devices are not practical.
This force type, finger operated joystick has numerous extra charge options available as follows:
Mounting: Various mounting configurations include front mount, servo mount, grip mount and bushing mount; ask for specification control drawing 344072.
Fingertip Handles, Thumb Knobs and Boot Seals: A variety of handles, knobs and boot seals are available; ask for drawing 364068.
High Output Voltage: Unit designed for applications where a high sensitivity is required and a ±28 VDC supply is available; output voltage range is 0 to 9 volts, sensitivity is ±3.0 V/lb. and output impedance is 4K ohms; this feature is available on most configurations.
Dual Redundant: Each output is provided in two channels, A and B; mechanical configuration per standard Model 465 units.
No Foldback: Option 3220 allows the maximum output to remain relatively constant as increased force beyond 3.1 pounds is applied; sensitivity after stop is less than ±10m V/lb.
Aerco stock the model 462C for immediate delivery, along with a selection of the most popular control knobs.