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Thumbstick Industrial Joystick available now from Foremost

27th October 2010
ES Admin
Foremost Electronics announces the introduction of the “Thumbstick” Hall-Effect miniature proportional joystick from CH Products.
The Thumbstick is a proportional two axis joystick in a miniature package. Featuring non-contact Hall-Effect technology for long life performance, the TS Series Thumbstick is available with multiple linear output options including single and dual (redundant) outputs. Designed in a rugged industrial package, typical applications include pendant and remote controls as well as joystick handle and arm-rest integration for industrial controls, cranes, all-terrain, military and commercial vehicles.

Key features of the Thumbstick include control over 1 or 2 axis, non-contact hall-effect technology, submersible to 1m per IP68, pressure washable to IP69K, redundant outputs available and rear or drop-in mounting options.

Alan Cook, managing Director of Foremost Electronics comments;”This new industrial joystick is a good fit into the range of products Foremost designs in to high quality, high reliability markets. The Thumbstick fits well with our existing joystick and TACT switch ranges for industrial control applications.”

Requiring a 5VDC power source the Thumbstick has a self-centring action with reliability of greater than 1,000,000 operations, an operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C, is sealed to IP68, IP69K and meets EN61000-4-3 for EMC immunity and EN61000-6-3:2001 for immunity, the Thumbstick is also ESD rated to EN61000-4-2

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