MULTIFUNCTIONAL ELEMENTSFOR SOLVING ANY INDIVIDUAL PROBLEM
Multifunctional elements are actuating and data entry units for complex and ergonomic operation. They make intuitive and multi-dimensional inputs possible. Our multifunctional elements can be designed individually on request – entirely according to your requirements.
Our multifunctional elements also include the following:
- For customer-specific joysticks, see the JOYSCAPE series Rotary / push encoders
- Joycoder (rotary / push encoder with integrated digital joystick)
- Jog dial
- DMS joysticks (trackless joysticks)
RAFI also offers platforms for implementing multifunctional elements that enable rapid, flexible adaptation to customer designs. Complete customer-specific solutions are also possible. Every RAFI multifunctional element is adapted individually before shipment in order to eliminate the effects of component tolerances and thermal drift over the entire temperature range.
JOG DIAL/ROTARY ENCODER/PUSH ENCODER
The RAFI Jog Dial is an operating element in the form of a roller or a wheel. The rotary /push encoder can be rotated or pressed by the finger and is integrated with the equipment to enable ergonomic adjustment of a value or a position. This form of input is used in steering wheels, for example.
The RAFI Joycoder is a combination of rotary / push encoder and a digital joystick. The rotary function is captured using Hall sensor technology. In addition, the Joycoder offers a pressure function for rapid and simple confirmation of inputs. The tilt function, digital joystick, is implemented using snap-action contacts.
The RAFI DMS joystick is suitable for use wherever it is desired that the joystick handle not to move. The input is measured and evaluated using strain gauges (DMS/force evaluation). Because of its trackless operation, the unit is not subject to any mechanical wear, and does not need a folding bellows. Therefore, our DMS joystick can withstand the most severe environmental conditions.