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Agritechnica 2019

Operating solutions for agricultural machinery and commercial vehicles. RAFI presents its innovative control components and operating solutions for agricultural machinery and commercial vehicles at the 2019 Agritechnica trade show in Hanover, Germany, in Hall 17, at Booth B19.

RAFI particularly highlights armrest systems developed for VALTRA tractors and PistenBully snow plows, the extended JOYSCAPE joystick platform, the new touchscreen input technology TWIN TOUCH, the RAFIX 22 FSR series of control and signal components, and the RAMO pushbutton series.


ECU - Embedded Control Units

Customization of GLASSCAPE touch displays and control panels with complete processor units for control and visualization tasks. Using its own embedded control units (ECU), RAFI ensures the time-saving and efficient implementation of customer projects in industrial, automotive, and medical applications. Device manufacturers thus receive complete, ready-to-install touch control solutions including housings and drivers from a single source. The most powerful unit, POWER-ECU, supports high-quality 3D visualizations, multitouch input, and full HD screen resolution for display diagonals up to 24".


FLEXSCAPE

Tactile control elements for industrial touchscreens. For applications that require the operator's constant attention. The FLEXSCAPE tactile control elements are integrated directly into the touchscreen surface. So FLEXSCAPE WHEEL and FLEXSCAPE ONE enable safe blind operation of industrial touchscreens.
 

Caption: GLASSCAPE touchscreen wit FLEXSCAPE WHEEL combined with FLEXSCAPE ONE


LUMOTAST 16

Compact and highly reliableLUMOTAST 16 pushbuttons and illuminated pushbuttons for 16.2 mm mounting holes are especially suitable for handheld control devices, or any application that requires robust switch functions in a low profile. They provide distinct haptic feedback. The series offers various design options and allows for individual labeling, to create appealing customer-specific user interfaces. LUMOTAST 16 pushbuttons have an external diameter of 22.3 mm and fit in 25 mm x 25 mm arrays. They take up very little space inside the housing, featuring a mounting depth of only 18 mm.


TWIN TOUCH

Featuring force as well as touch detection, new Twin Touch panels achieve enhanced functional accuracy

RAFI expands its GLASSCAPE portfolio of industrial-grade capacitive touchscreens, introducing the TWIN TOUCH technology. In addition to touch it evaluates the force of inputs. Combining touch and force detection, TwinTouch significantly increases operational safety. Capacitive fields in the touchscreen can be configured to require a defined pressure force for touch commands. This helps prevent coincidental input through unintended contact with the screen.


Lothar Seybold new RAFI CEO

New RAFI CEO Lothar Seybold seeks to further advance the digital transformation of the company

At RAFI, a new generation of leadership will be guiding RAFI GmbH into a digital future. Long-time managing directors Albert Wasmeier and Gerhard Schenk will leave their executive positions and join the RAFI board of directors in the second half of 2019. Dr. Lothar Seybold, who has held various management positions of increased responsibility at RAFI for more than 10 years, has been named the new CEO and technical director at the beginning of this year.
 

His principal goal as RAFI CEO is to make the company more digital across the board, while keeping it focused on the physical requirements of the design and function of modern operating technology.


bauma 2019

RAFI exhibits at bauma include an armrest HMI for tractors and a touchscreen control unit for municipal service vehicles

At the 2019 bauma trade fair in Munich, Germany, RAFI showcases customer-specific operating, monitoring, and control systems, as well as control components for construction and agricultural machinery, municipal vehicles, and forklifts.
 

Exhibits include operating panels for wheel loaders, concrete mixers, and forklifts, a robust display module for road rollers, and a snowplow input and control interface for controlling the blade, gritter, and sprayer.


RAMO - Key switch series

RAMO - Key switch series 22/30mm

RAFI is introducing the key switch series RAMO with mounting hole diameters of 22 and 30 mm. It is perfect for simple integration in your application. With RAMO EDGE, you can assemble the operating elements and indicators directly on profiles.

Learn more on https://www.ramo-switch.com/

 


electronica 2018/SPS 2018

TwinTouch, capacitive touchscreen with force detection

At the 2018 electronica and SPS IPC Drives 2018 exhibitions, RAFI presents its latest command and control technology innovations. These include TWIN TOUCH 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.


RAFI E-BOX 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.

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