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08 November 2010

CH Products' Thumbstick available now from Foremost Electronics
CH Products' Thumbstick available now from Foremost Electronics

A thumbstick industrial joystick is now available from Foremost.

Foremost Electronics, the Essex based distributor of electromechanical components, has announced 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 as per IP68, pressure washable to IP69K, redundant outputs available and rear or drop-in mounting options.

Requiring a 5V DC 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, 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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