Multi rotary switch for real-time process feed-back applications

19-10-2016 | Foremost | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

Elma's Cyber One multi rotary switch is now available from Foremost Electronics. The versatile splash-proof switch features a force feed-back encoder with push button function and RGB backlit illumination. The innovative switch targets diverse applications requiring real-time process feed-back. The firmware offers various pre-set 'feels' and its electro magnetically generated output torque can also be directly (real-time) controlled in the range of 0 to 6Ncm. The versatile switch's active force feed-back encoder suits inter-active HMI controls in applications including medical (respirators, imaging, monitors, laboratory equipment), cockpit (commercial vehicles, farming, construction), industrial (machine tools, process controls) and entertainment (lighting and audio-broadcast). The switch can be supplied with customer-specific pre-set feels and individual control knobs. Key features include pre-set feels or direct, real-time torque control, 8 to 64 detents, end-stop, spring effect, vibration feels and more, integral push button with RGB backlit illumination, 384 CPR (clocks per revolution) encoder output, UART control input, 24 VDC supply, 1.9A peak current consumption, 36mm x 40mm body size (behind front panel), operating temperature range -20C to +70C, and is splash-proof to IP54. Commenting, Alan Cook, managing director, Foremost Electronics, said: “The new ELMA Cyber One is a market leading HMI solution for a wide number of applications and offers customers a very flexible and stylish control solution for cutting edge end products.”

By Craig Dyball