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
To learn more about Grayhill’s optical encoders, please contact Cover 2 Sales
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.