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electronica 2018 - Industrial touchscreen with force detection

Illumination: TwinTouch, capacitive touchscreen with force detection

At the 2018 electronica exhibition, RAFI (Hall A2, Stand 101) presents its latest command and control technology innovations. These include TwinTouch touchscreen technology, new touchscreen control solutions from the FLEXSCAPE program, and the expanded line of  RAMO pushbuttons. In addition, RAFI showcases new emergency stop buttons for use in handheld remote control units that clearly signal their active or inactive state.

RAFI expands Eastern Europe sales team

Kai Zinnäcker (left) from RAFI's and Donat Wachowiak, CEO of Wachowiak & Syn s.c., shake hands over their new partnership

Wachowiak & Syn s.c., a Poznań-based distributor of electronic and electromechanical components, became RAFI's sales partner for Poland in January 2018. The company and its partner ZIA employ a total of 13 people. Wachowiak & Syn has been a RAFI customer for several years. The new partnership was formally agreed upon after RAFI's international sales meeting in early 2018. Founded in 1987, Wachowiak & Syn possesses considerable expertise, has been growing quickly and maintains an excellent network of business contacts in the Polish market. 

LUMOTAST 16 - E-Stop kill switch

RAFI extends its LUMOTAST 16 range of compact Emergency Stop buttons, adding a version for detachable or wireless control units that actively signals whether it is connected to the Emergency Stop function of a machine or plant.

Until now, machine operators had to find ways to make inactive or unconnected Emergency Stop switches (E-Stops) inaccessible, for example by covering them up or even utilizing mechanical padlocks prohibiting activation.

A new, illuminated Emergency Stop button offers a more practical and attractive solution. Only when the control device is actively connected, the pushbutton made of transparent colorless plastic is lit up by a red LED. The combination of an illuminated mushroom and a yellow enclosure ensures that the device complies with color regulations for Emergency Stops according to DIN EN ISO 13850. When inactive, the light is off. Lacking the typical red coloring, the clear plastic mushroom indicates it is not in control of an Emergency Stop shutdown. 


RAFI E-BOX now with M12 connector

E-BOX as a pre-configured unit with an M12 connector

RAFI's E-BOX, a particularly slim housing for one or two RAFIX 22 FS+ control devices, is now also available as a pre-configured unit with an M12 connector. No wiring is required for this ready-to-use solution that provides emergency stop buttons or simple ON/OFF switching functions at remote locations. E-BOX features a very compact size of merely 109 x 40 x 27 mm and is suitable for mounting on 40-mm profile rails or, for instance, on protective barriers.

RAFI at Agritechnica 2017: award-winning HMI solutions and implement tracking for commercial vehicles

STAY CONNECTED - User Behaviour Monitoring - Implement Tracking - Applications

RAFI presents new HMI systems for smart farming at the Agritechnica exhibition in Hanover, Germany (hall 17, stand D41). Showcases include armrests for Valtra tractors and Kässbohrer PistenBully vehicles, the Bach onboard unit manufactured by RAFI for Openmatics, agricultural tracking systems for tools and attachments, as well as solutions for continuous machine and user behavior monitoring.

RAFI client VALTRA receives the Red Dot Design Award for its tractor armrest

Finnish tractor manufacturer VALTRA has won the Red Dot Design Award 2017 for its SmartTouch armrest, which was presented at the SIMA in Paris in February. The armrest, which was developed together with RAFI and is produced at RAFI for VALTRA, is a core feature of VALTRA’s new S series tractors.

Go to VALTRA website

Go to SmartTouch armrest video


LUMOTAST 16 pushbuttons are extremely compact and switch reliably thanks to high-quality MICON gold contacts. That makes them ideal in many industries. Our family of compact pushbuttons is available as pushbuttons, illuminated pushbuttons, and emergency stop buttons.

Download LUMOTAST_16 brochure


E-BOX now also with protective collar for emergency stop pushbutton
The E-BOX protective collar prevents accidental actuation of emergency stop buttons. The E-BOX is an exceptionally flat, slim housing for one to two RAFIX 22 FS+ series actuators. You can use it to install emergency stop and pushbuttons – e.g. for simple lifting/dropping or on/off functions – at remote locations. The compact dimensions match the edge dimension of 40-mm profile rails.

Download E-BOX brochure as PDF

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