A metal mechanism, separately configurable axes, a wide range of output options and the highest quality: these are the features that distinguish MEGATRON's 826 joystick. Proven technology and high-quality feel predestine the joystick for applications in heavy industry, special machine construction and the offshore sector.
The standard version of the Joystick 826 is a potentiometer joystick with all the advantages of this established, reliable technology. The simple interface provides flexibility in operating voltage, low power consumption and makes the joystick insensitive to electromagnetic interference and X-ray or gamma radiation.
The 826 joystick is an all-rounder because it is located in the size range between hand and finger joysticks. The joystick serves both fields of application and offers the greatest flexibility. For operating concepts with finger control, a ball knob and a conical knob are available. For applications with manual operation, MEGATRON supplies the joystick with a handle that can optionally be equipped with a pushbutton. In both cases, the metal mechanism ensures a very high-quality feel. Sealing above the panel is possible up to IP65 if the optional mounting plate is also ordered. The joystick knobs are made of high-quality synthetic resin and the shaft is made of stainless steel. Including the rubber cover, these materials above the panel are even resistant to salt water. In addition to the high stability, the joysticks of the 826 series also offer different axis options: The user can choose between spring return and friction brake for the X and Y axis.
There are also various options for the sensor technology. For example, MEGATRON supplies the series with contactless Hall sensors on request, which have either a voltage or a current output with a supply voltage of 5 V or 24 V (with converter). In this way, applications in industry and shipping can also be served where a current interface is often required. For use in mobile machines or special applications, the joystick can also be equipped with electronics for USB and CANopen interface.
As a joystick specialist, MEGATRON offers additional services for standard applications that go beyond the standard selection. For example, the joysticks are modified according to the customer's wishes from small quantities - for example, by cable assembly or by creating customer-specific knobs. On request, MEGATRON adapts almost every one of its sensor products to the respective application in terms of function, design and electrical interfaces.