Grayhill‘s Touch Encoder is a revolutionary human-machine interface technology that replaces many traditional user input devices, such as switches, keypads and pushbuttons. The Touch Encoder supports tap, swipe and turning gestures with a high-resolution display optically bonded to a PCAP touchscreen. Hundreds of unique screens can be stored, built using user images. Communication with the host system is performed via either USB or CAN (J1939) bus interfaces. And the touch encoder is robust, with high impact resistance and IP67 water resistance.
With an ever-growing library of configurable standard widgets (and custom ones also available), custom user interfaces are easily developed. The intuitive tablet-based development platform allows interfaces to be created, modified and even field-updated.
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Grayhill designs and manufacturers intuitive human interface solutions that make life simpler, safer and more efficient. Standard products include optical encoders, rotary switches, keypads, joysticks and pushbuttons; all with finely tuned haptics. Grayhill specializes in creating ergonomic panels and product shells that integrate various interface technologies, including displays, touch technology and motion sensing.
Since their founding in 1943, Grayhill has been committed to providing top-quality human interface solutions for a wide range of applications. They were the first in their field to achieve ISO 9001 certification. More recently, Grayhll was among the first to be certified to the SAE AS9100 Revision D Quality Management System (QMS) for defense organizations. Grayhill is known for premium grade components and reliability. In-house electrical, mechanical, and environmental testing labs are keys in ensuring top quality products.
Grayhill also specializes in creating solutions that integrate multiple interface technologies, including displays, their own HMI components, and gesture-recognizing multi-touch technology.
If you’re designing a human-machine interface that absolutely REQUIRES durability, your best options are Grayhill’s 62SG, 62AG and 62NG optical encoders. Grayhill’s encoders are known for their reliability, long-life, seal integrity, and reducing shaft wobble.
Designers use optical encoders for many reasons. One main reason is that they employ non-contact switching technology. This technology results in an exceptionally high operational lifetime for the device. In addition to their reliability, Grayhill’s optical encoders are often chosen because of the quality tactile feedback they provide to users. Grayhill’s encoders can be single, stand-alone devices. Or they can employ concentric shafts, joysticks and/or pushbuttons integrated into single, compact devices. Custom shaft and threaded bushing sizes are available.
Typical applications for optical encoders include:
- Healthcare: patient monitors, ventilators, imagers and diagnostic equipment
- Communication systems: two-way radios, software-defined radios
- Navigation for ground vehicles and avionics
- Precision test and measuring equipment
- Sound mixing and editing consoles
- Automotive climate control and entertainment systems
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Earlier this year, Grayhill released the second generation of their 3K Keypads and 3J Joysticks. Both of these CAN-bus components have been re-engineered to allow installation without tools. They simply snap in to control panels!
Primarily targeting ISO 13849 safety-rated vehicles their feature set offers advantages to numerous industrial applications as well:
- Shock resistance
- Long mechanical life
- Built-in diagnostics
- Low-current sleep mode (<1.5 mA)
Both devices can be customized with different backlight and indicator colors. And the indicators are located on ridges for the widest viewing angles.
Are you looking for a new approach to human-machine interface (HMI) design and implementation? Grayhill‘s new Touch Encoder may be your solution. The Touch Encoder is Grayhill’s newest innovation, allowing designers to reduce their product’s HMI footprint by consolidating multiple interfaces components, such as touch displays, keypads, buttons, trackballs, joysticks and switches, into a single device.
With a simple tablet-hosted development suite, the Touch Encoder can be programmed to support a multitude of languages, configurations and applications. Key advantages of the Touch Encoder include:
- Consolidation of multiple HMI component functionalities
- No look operation
- USB and CAN bus interfaces
- Support for many gestures, including tap, swipe, and rotation
- Sealed construction
- Impact resistant
- Support for multiple configurations
- Easy implementation of multiple languages
Watch the following video to see application examples of the next generation in product design and to learn how simple it is to create an intuitive user experience.