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Improved Mine Safety Input Devices

Bokam is proud to serve multiple industry verticals throughout, including mining. We engineer and manufacture input devices for the industry that are designed to improve mine safety and performance. We make sure your mine safety input devices are ready to be used within any explosive environment.

Bokam offers a unique explosive environments man-machine interface product line used in a wide range of applications: joysticks, mice, trackballs, and more. All units are solid-state technology with programable interfaces and zero-volume all housings, which prevent any sparking or egress of explosive gases. Some of the products are MSHA approved for coal mine applications and are all self-certified to Class 1 Div. 2 applications.

Key Features and Advantages:

  • All-welded zero-volume enclosure
  • USB and other digital and analog outputs available
  • Various ergonomic hand interfaces available
  • Force or position proportional inputs
  • Programmable and re-calibratable interfaces

From Explosion-Proof Joysticks to Submersible HMI Devices, We Manufacture It All

Bokam designs and builds explosion-proof joysticks, switches, and mice that last. Below are just some of the tools that are ideal for submersible, mine safety, and other explosive environment applications.

All-Welded Submersible Explosive Environment Joysticks

All-Welded Submersible Explosive Environment Joysticks
All-Welded Submersible Explosive Environment Joysticks
All-Welded Submersible Explosive Environment Joysticks
All-Welded Submersible Explosive Environment Joysticks
All-Welded Submersible Explosive Environment Joysticks
All-Welded Submersible Explosive Environment 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 the unit to be re-programmed from the outside 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 for an explosion proof configuration
  • Externally potted cavities prevent debris gathering under the knobs
  • Modular construction allows for use with all-welded base unit with a multitude of various knobs and input devices

High REL explosive environments Mouse

High REL explosive environments Mouse
High REL explosive environments Mouse

Construction:

  • Solid-state welded (hermetically sealed) mining and underwater mouse
  • Solid-state stainless-steel construction
  • Internal electronics can be provided with either cursor control, game control, or digital outputs
  • Package provides up to four axes (8 directions) of control
  • Light industrial packages come in lightweight aluminum sealed configurations
  • Force proportional or user feed-back position proportional input buttons available
  • Meets MSHA and Class 1 Div. 1 requirements

Advantages:

  • Solid State input devices and sensors without moving or rubbing parts for ultimate life, survivability, and 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
  • Programmable microprocessor-based electronics

Options:

USB interface output on all models with optional:

  • USB Cursor
  • USB Game
  • Custom serial interface output
  • Programmable Interface can be configured to re-program over USB or with programming cables brought out to connector

High REL submersible mouse / HMI Device

High REL submersible mouse / HMI Device
High REL submersible mouse / HMI Device
High REL submersible mouse / HMI Device
High REL submersible mouse / HMI Device
High REL submersible mouse / HMI Device
High REL submersible mouse / HMI Device

Construction:

  • Solid-state welded (hermetically sealed) underwater mouse.
  • All stainless-steel construction
  • Submersible interface connector
  • Internally potted zero-volume construction
  • Force-proportional input devices

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, enabling complete change of sensitivity and functionality through new firmware installation
  • 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

Contacting Bokam is the best way to learn more about our equipment, and you can place an order during the consultation. Our nationwide service can have a product that meets all relevant safety and explosive environment standards promptly shipped anywhere in the U.S. Reach out to our team today.

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