As the inventor of the miniature force joystick, MSI designs and builds the most precise and robust multiple axis controls available. For use as stand-alone components for OEM use with our miniature styles also available for integration into our control grips and hand controls, MSI's selection of force and displacement joysticks provide a wide variety of options to meet customer requirements and application needs.
Miniature force joysticks
When precision and fine control are required, the force joystick often provides the ideal functionality. Though a force joystick may barely seem like it's moving to an operator, the applied force is translated to a voltage signal output through the use of our strain gauge technology. MSI has been perfecting the force joystick since its invention and, as a result, produces the most precise and reliable Miniature joysticks available for applications including:
MSI's force joystick offering provides options based on size, output and mounting.
Force joystick functionality may be incorporated into any of our grip styles as either a component within the grip or as a function of the grip itself.
Miniature displacement joysticks
For those applications that require greater operator movement for actuation, MSI offers a line of miniature displacement joysticks. Originally designed and manufactured using traditional potentiometers and gimbals to provide signal output and operator feedback, MSI has since introduced non-contact sensing Hall Effect technology for increased precision and reliability. Leveraging magnetic sensor technology in place of potentiometers provides MSI's joysticks with a smooth feel, a more reliable return to zero, and improved operator accuracy.
MSI's Miniature joysticks are available with a selection of knobs and handles and many can be configured with additional functionality including z axis and pushbutton operation.
For additional information on MSI's Miniature joysticks and which technology would best suit your precision application, please contact us.