OEMs are increasingly turning towards CANbus systems to enable them to improve control systems. The JC6000s can now be connected easily to a Bus network and communicate with add-on sub-systems and equipment.

There is also a CANbus facility where additional input pins are provided in the joystick mating connector, enabling non-CANbus features to be connected directly to the Bus network without an extra node being required.

This, according to Penny and Giles, enables a system integrator to design smaller, neater joystick interfaces for applications such as machine armrests.

The CANbus option uses two Hall sensors in each of the XY axes to provide “safe and reliable” operation with the added “long life” benefits of this contactless technology. Penny and Giles added: “This safety is further enhanced as signal integrity checks are carried out within the joystick.”

The CANbus option benefits from the use of a moulded plastic cover with integrated connector providing an IP66 sealing rating below the panel when the appropriated sealed mating connector is used.

Penny and Giles offers a range of standard configurable handle designs including additional axes of control, momentary and person present switches that can be integrated into the CANbus output.

Thanks to the modular ‘designed-for-manufacture’ format of the JC6000, Penny and Giles said it is able to offer OEMs the “flexibility of a wide range of options cost-effectively, making this a highly competitive choice, particularly for high volume users.”