Rotary Switches Online is now stocking the compact multi-function Elma Multi Wheel rotary switch. The Multi Wheel is a miniature encoder with an 8+1 joystick function for one-finger control. This advanced HMI product is a Hall Effect sensed encoder with magnetic indexing over 12 detents and has a centre button with 8 joystick directions and centre push function.
Typical applications for the Multi Wheel rotary switch include medical equipment, test and measurement instrumentation, aviation, transport and construction vehicle cockpits, industrial controls and building automation. The Elma Multi Wheel Encoder is suitable for use in equipment required to be used in outdoor environments.
Sealed to IP66 for rugged applications other standard features include, LED backlit illumination (RGB) which can be programmed to change colour with each switch activation, 3VDC operation, UART output, LED control interface, six positions ZIF or solder pads connection and a full metal front-end in clear or black. Options available include custom front-end shape and colour, alternative connectors, cabling and pinning and IP67 or IP68 sealing.
The ELMA Multi Wheel rotary encoder has an operating temperature range of -20 to +70°C and working life of 1,000,000 encoder revolutions and 500,000 joystick actuations and can be mounted to the front or rear of control panels.