AWP joystick launch

By Euan Youdale17 August 2016

Curtiss-Wright’s JC4000 joystick for aerial work platforms.

Curtiss-Wright’s JC4000 joystick for aerial work platforms.

Curtiss-Wright’s Industrial division has launched the JC4000, a joystick designed specifically for use with aerial work platforms.

The robust joystick base and accompanying range of grips, from the Industrial division’s Penny & Giles brand, provide options for single- or dual-axis operation making the product suitable for both scissor lifts and boom applications.

Three dual-axis gates are available, round, square or plus, while the ergonomically-designed grip offers the choice of one or two top switches, as well as a person-present lever, meaning the unit can be used across a wide variety of machines. These carefully-chosen configuration options are designed to offer an optimal combination of performance and cost.

The JC4000 employs a long life bearing system and non-contacting, Hall-effect sensing technology to achieve a lifespan of over 6 million operating cycles. It is powered from a 5Vdc supply voltage and offers analogue output options of 0.5-4.5V or 1.0-4.0V.

Other features of the JC4000 include: load performance of 50Nm horizontal, 1100N vertical and 6Nm rotational; dual outputs on each axis; centre-reference signal; under- or above-panel mounting; enclosure sealing to IP67; EMC performance to 100V/m; MTTFd > 100 years.

Senior vice president and general manager of the Industrial division Kevin Rayment said, “The way we approached the development of the JC4000 was different from previous products. We focussed the specification on a particular industry and its applications, thereby ensuring we achieved an attractive combination of performance and price.”

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