New Joysticks and Hand Controllers

Posted by Irina Tabakina

Bokam also introduced a new line of submersible and hazardous environments joysticks and controllers.  The new line provides both a force or position proportional joysticks and input devices, with a life cycle expectancy of 10 billion life cycles with Bokam’s patented rotational motion mechanism and programmable modular  microprocessor based electronics.   Various mounting interface and enclosure packages are available with configurations range from  IP56 to IP66 (survivability in heavy seas) and IP69K (survivability during/after high pressure, high temperature  wash-down) as well as fully submersible and explosive atmospheres configurations found in marine applications.  Self certified to Class I Div II.
Advantages include:
•    Solid-state all welded force proportional joystick
•    All stainless steel construction
•    Fully submersible system
•    Internally potted zero-volume construction with EB welded evacuated construction
•    Modular removable interface and grip elements that can be changed in the field if required.

(As published in the APRIL 2015 edition of Marine Technology Reporter -

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