FOR MULTIPLE TASKS
Multifunctional elements are the ergonomic solution for complex control and data entry units. They make data input intuitive and multi-dimensional. Simply ask us and we’ll design your multifunctional elements precisely to your requirements.
Your options include:
- For customer-specific joysticks, see the JOYSCAPE range
- Rotary / push encoders
- Joycoder (rotary / push encoder with integrated digital joystick)
- Jog dial
- DMS joysticks (trackless joysticks)
RAFI also offers platforms for multifunctional elements that enable rapid, flexible adaptation to your designs. Alternatively, you can order complete, customer-specific solutions. Every RAFI multifunctional element is adjusted before shipment to eliminate the effects of component tolerances and thermal drift over the specific temperature range.
Jog dial/rotary encoder/push encoder
The RAFI Jog Dial is a roller or wheel-type operating element. Easily turned or pressed by a finger, the rotary /push encoder is integrated in a device for ergonomic adjustment of a value or position.
One example of this form of input is in steering wheels.
The RAFI Joycoder is a combination of rotary/push encoder and digital joystick. The rotary function is captured by Hall sensor technology. In addition, the Joycoder features a pressure function for rapid, simple confirmation of inputs. The tilt function of the digital joystick is implemented using snap-action contacts.
Wherever you want a joystick handle that does not move, the RAFI DMS joystick is the answer. The input is measured and evaluated with 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. That ensures our DMS joystick withstands even the most severe environmental conditions.