4THEC5 SIL2 Joystick

Bosch Rexroth introduces its 4THEC5 SIL2 joystick which complies with the new European Machinery Directive.

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The 4THEC5 SIL2 joystick from Bosch Rexroth helps OEMs to comply with the new Machinery Directive and the IEC 62061 and ISO 13849 functional safety standards.

  • Fully SIL2 and Performance Level d capable including handgrip functions (on/off push buttons and rockers, proportional rollers)
  • Design features improvements in robustness, safety and ergonomics
  • Electronic module manages signals from joystick and provides interface with the machine wiring on a single four-pin connector
  • Validated for 5 million cycles
  • Compatible with BODAS, CANopen and J1939 protocols
  • Can be used alongside existing Rexroth multi-function handgrips to achieve any Human Machine Interface configuration an OEM may require
  • Contactless sensor technology ensures maximum reliability
  • Internal product architecture features total redundancy for all data flows
  • For each control element, two position sensors send separate signals to two microcontrollers which check consistency of information using Bosch Rexroth software
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