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Curtiss-Wright Launches New JC4000 Joystick

Single- or dual-axis joystick for use on Aerial Work Platforms.

Christchurch, U.K. – Tuesday 16 August, 2016 – Curtiss-Wright’s Industrial division today announced the launch of the JC4000, a joystick designed specifically for use in the diverse environments of the Aerial Work Platform (AWP) market.

jc4000_442x442pxThe robust joystick base and accompanying range of grips – from the Industrial division’s Penny & Giles brand family – 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 an impressive lifespan of over 6 million operating cycles. It is powered from a 5Vdc supply voltage and offers analog output options of 0.5-4.5V or 1.0-4.0V.

Other key features of the JC4000 include:

  • Load performance of 50Nm horizontal, 1100N vertical and 6Nm rotational
  • Dual outputs on each axis
  • Center-reference signal
  • Under- or above-panel mounting
  • Enclosure sealing to IP67
  • EMC performance to 100V/m
  • MTTFd > 100 years

Commenting, Senior Vice President & 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. Success relied on applying our long industrial heritage and setting ourselves tough targets, in order to offer our customers an industry-leading solution.