HMI products: Touch panels, joy sticks add capabilities

Added features and enhancements to two operator interface products are among recent new offerings for automation and control systems.



J4/J5 line of industrial joysticks from Elobau Sensor Technology Inc. is intended for heavy-duty applications


Added features and enhancements to two operator interface products are among recent new offerings for automation and control systems. Included is a film-glass panel from Fujitsu Components America Inc. said to provide improved performance, and joysticks from Elobau Sensor Technology Inc. intended for use in a variety of applications.


With the introduction of a 4.3-in. diagonal film-glass panel said to offer superior performance in finger and stylus-based applications, Fujitsu Components America Inc . expands its resistive touch-panel offering. The company calls the move part of its commitment to supplying OEMs with competitively priced, standard-product touch panels with high performance specifications.


The 4-wire touch panel fits Sharp and NEC 4.3-in. LCDs commonly used in handheld applications, and in fixed applications suitable for small LCD screens. It features 86% transmissivity for improved viewing in high-ambient light conditions. Its design incorporates a double-layer PET film with 5% haze anti-glare hard coat that increases durability for finger and stylus input modes. Fujitsu’s proprietary anti-smudge feature resists fingerprints for a better appearance.


In other industrial HMI-related product news, Elobau Sensor Technology Inc . introduces its J4/J5 line of industrial joysticks . Products are designed for heavy-duty use on vehicles and equipment including machinery, cranes, forklifts, and material handling devices in such industries as oil and gas, construction, forestry, and agricultural. Compatible multi-function levers are available with pushbutton or thumbwheel operation to suit most any application.


The joysticks are offered in analog, digital, or PWM and CAN bus output versions. They resist EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) interferences and are housed in IP67 enclosures. Standard analog version provides a rotating magnetic field over a Hall effect sensor; the digital version uses a reed switch mechanism. Standard angular operating range is6is considered typical. Operating temperatures range from -40 to 85 °C (-40 to 185 °F). Knob configurations are available with up to eight pushbuttons or two thumbwheel pots onboard.


—Edited by Jeanine Katzel , senior editor
Control Engineering Information Control Newsletter
( Register here and scroll down to select your choice of eNewsletters free .)

Elobau Sensor Technology Inc is a CSIA member as of 3/1/2015


No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Choosing controllers: PLCs, PACs, IPCs, DCS? What's best for your application?; Wireless trends; Design, integration; Manufacturing Day; Product Exclusive
Variable speed drives: Smooth, efficient, electrically quite motion control; Process control upgrades; Mobile intelligence; Product finalists: Vote now; Product Exclusives
Machine design tips: Pneumatic or electric; Software upgrades; Ethernet advantages; Additive manufacturing; Engineering Leaders; Product exclusives: PLC, HMI, IO
This article collection contains the 5 most referenced articles on improving the use of PID.
Learn how Industry 4.0 adds supply chain efficiency, optimizes pricing, improves quality, and more.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Cyber security cost-efficient for industrial control systems; Extracting full value from operational data; Managing cyber security risks
Drilling for Big Data: Managing the flow of information; Big data drilldown series: Challenge and opportunity; OT to IT: Creating a circle of improvement; Industry loses best workers, again
Pipeline vulnerabilities? Securing hydrocarbon transit; Predictive analytics hit the mainstream; Dirty pipelines decrease flow, production—pig your line; Ensuring pipeline physical and cyber security

(copy 5)