Hall Effect Joysticks

Industrial joysticks based on contactless Hall effect technology.

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Hall Effect Joysticks

Industrial Hall effect joysticks are similar to the traditional potentiometric joysticks as they both give a proportional electrical output signal that corresponds with the position of the joystick lever. The difference is that the operating principle of Hall effect joysticks is based on contactless Hall effect technology where a magnet underneath the moving joystick lever affects the electromagnetic field that is generated by an Hall effect sensor beneath the magnet.

Hall effect technology has some advantages over potentiometric echnology. The contactless Hall effect technology implies that there is no contact between the sensor and the moving magnet. Therefore the sensor element does not wear out by repetitive movements and heavy vibrations which results in a long life expectancy.

Hall effect joysticks are available as 1-axis, 2-axis or multi-axis joysticks (3-axis or more).

Advantages of Hall Effect Joysticks

  • Long life expectancy due to contactless operation
  • Not sensitive for heavy vibrations
  • Suitable for safety critical applications due to redundant output option
  • Pre-programmable analog outputs
  • Miniaturization
  • Cost-effective

Please let us know what your requirements are. We look forward to help you with a standard Hall-Effect Joystick, develop a custom made Hall Effect joystick or a complete HMI-solution for you. Call us at +31 (0)70 392 44 21, email sales@althen.nl or use our contactform.

 

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