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Durable, Long-Lived, Explosion-Proof Joysticks

Bokam Joysticks are based on Bokam solid state sensor technology and provide both position and force proportional man-machine interfaces. The joystick range in size from miniature single and multi-axis thumb controls to large multi axis multi-channel hand and palm operated joysticks. The devices come with either stand alone or embedded electronics and provide a wide range of system interfaces and options, as well as multi-channel redundancy and Built-In-Test outputs.

Key Features and Advantages:

  • Configurable and re-programmable interfaces, sensitivities, calibrations and functionality
  • Most products provide multi-channels of output including multi-channel redundancy
  • Both force input and position proportional configurations available
  • System specific outputs available ranging from: USB, Ethernet, Analog, CAN and others
  • Customized grips with multiple inputs available in large devices
  • Push and hold or spring to zero mechanical configurations available in miniature and large joystick configurations and linear input devices such as throttles

All Welded Submersible Explosive Environments Joysticks

All Welded Submersible Explosive Environments Joysticks
All Welded Submersible Explosive Environments Joysticks
All Welded Submersible Explosive Environments Joysticks
All Welded Submersible Explosive Environments Joysticks
All Welded Submersible Explosive Environments Joysticks
All Welded Submersible Explosive Environments Joysticks

Controls that you cannot blow-up, drown or gunk-up regardless of the environment

Construction:

  • Solid-state all welded force proportional joystick (position proportional options available)
  • All stainless-steel construction
  • Fully submersible system with output through a submersible interface connector or gland
  • Internally potted zero-volume construction - certified to MSHA zero volume
  • (meets reqs. for Class I Div I environments, self-certified to Class I Div II) comes with Class I Div I connector
  • Modular removable interface and grip elements that can be changed in the field if required

Advantages and Features:

  • Solid-state input devices without moving or rubbing parts provide over 1,000,000,000 cycles of operation without degradation in performance
  • Meets/exceeds Automotive EMI/RFI susceptibility requirements and MSHA certification standards
  • Increased reliability and substantially longer life capability than potentiometer and optical joysticks
  • Meets the most stringent environmental requirements including diver depth rating, drop and shock loading and temperature extremes
  • Programmable microprocessor-based electronics allow unit to be re-programmed from the outside of the unit through the external output connector - complete change of sensitivity and functionality is possible through new firmware installation using this process
  • Potted and evacuated interior cavity with an electron-beam welded configuration provides for an explosion proof configuration
  • Externally potted cavities prevent debris gathering under the knobs
  • Modular construction allows for use all welded base unit with a multitude of various knobs and input devices

DS-Series MINI Joysticks

DS-Series MINI Joysticks
DS-Series MINI Joysticks
DS-Series MINI Joysticks
DS-Series MINI Joysticks
DS-Series MINI Joysticks
DS-Series MINI Joysticks

Construction:

  • Miniature Joystick configurations include Force Proportional and Position Proportional Options
  • All configurations contain a solid-state sensor with sensing element containing no moving or rubbing parts with output proportional to either the force applied or the position of the grip
  • Bokam proprietary embedded strain element technology allows for reliable non-contacting non-rubbing output with survivability and life in the billions of life cycles
  • Rugged anodized aluminum housing and construction
  • Customizable ergonomic grip with various grip mounted options
  • Bokam proprietary embedded strain element technology allows for reliable non-contacting non-rubbing output
  • Embedded or external signal conditioning electronics with various system interface options
  • Optional ½ axis push-button control in grip

 

Advantages:

  • No moving or rubbing parts in main working element
  • Meets/exceeds Automotive EMI/RFI susceptibility requirements
  • Modular design allows for incorporation of various additional components and features
  • Increased reliability and substantially longer life capability than potentiometer and optical joysticks
  • Meets the most stringent environmental requirements
  • Incorporates all of the precision and advantages of a non-compliant input device with a compliant feedback grip

Configuration Options:

  • Force or position proportional input options in the same mechanical interface model
  • Push-button on top of the grip element optional and can be integrated to the electronics or as pass-through input control
  • Unit can be provided without the bottom housing and outside electronics for minimum incursion below mounting
  • Post and overall height adjustable per customer requirements
  • Either internally or externally mounted signal conditioning electronics available with various standard and custom output options:
    • USB Cursor or HIM / Game
    • 0 - 5 V (in stand-alone electronics version)

Gadol Joystick

Gadol Joystick
Gadol Joystick
Gadol Joystick
Gadol Joystick
Gadol Joystick
Gadol Joystick

Configuration and Features:

  • Joystick configurations include Force Proportional and Position Proportional Options
  • All configurations contain a solid state sensor with sensing element containing no moving or rubbing partswith output proportional to either the force applied or the position of the grip
  • Bokam proprietary embedded strain element technology allows for reliable non-contacting non-rubbing output with survivability and life in the billions of life cycles
  • Rugged anodized aluminum housing and construction
  • Customizable ergonomic grip with various grip mounted options

Output and Internal Electronics Features:

  • Various outputs available ranging from USB, Analog, CAN and others
  • Internal electronics allow for multiple redundancies and multiple channels of output. 
  • Programmable and calibratable system allows for re-programming of functionality and range, sensitivity and calibration
  • Versatile building block construction allows addition of features and components and variation in system interface outputs
  • Error and Build-In-Test reporting outputs and drivers available

Advantages:

  • No moving or rubbing parts in main working element
  • Meets/exceeds Automotive EMI/RFI susceptibility requirements
  • Modular design allows for incorporation of various additional components and features
  • Increased reliability and substantially longer life capability than potentiometric and optical joysticks
  • Meets the most stringent environmental requirements
  • Incorporates all of the precision and advantages of a non-compliant input device with a compliant feedback grip

Contact us for industry specific configurations and specifications.

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