The J6 line of industrial joysticks from Elobou Sensor Technology (Lake Bluff, Ill.) is designed for heavy-duty use on vehicles and equipment including machinery, cranes, forklifts, and material handling devices. They are offered in standard analog (Hall-effect) or digital measurement styles, with voltage, current, PWM, and CAN-bus output versions.

Housed in IP67 protection class enclosures, the joysticks are available in multiple mechanical configurations. Each has a static load capacity of 750N in both the X- and Y-axis and can withstand a maximum actuating force of 12N. The units feature zero actuation or cross rate.

Standard angular operating range is +/-25° in the X- and Y-axis. Operating temperatures range from -25° to +75°C. The joysticks are available with or without a multi-function lever.

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This article first appeared in the April, 2008 issue of Motion Control Technology Magazine.

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