Posted on June 19, 2012
Williams Controls has added joysticks to its product line with the introduction of the WM-580 CANbus joystick. Available in over 50 different variations, the WM-580 can be configured with up to six momentary pushbuttons. It integrates Hall effect non-contact sensors and has a fully configurable button panel. The encapsulated CANbus circuit board provides resistance to shock, vibration and chemical exposure. The WM-580 has sealed control buttons and a life cycle that exceeds 5 million cycles, Williams said. The joystick also has a 24 hour dust exposure resistance and a passed humidity test cycles and 96 hour salt spray exposure.