Joystick switches NK/RK
The RK/NK joystick operators offer a unique non-contact switching system using low-wear reed contacts. The RK/NK joystick switches withstand ambient temperatures of between -40 °C and +80 °C. They are also characterized by high degrees of protection, IP69 in front of the front plate and IP67 for the contact chamber.
One particular feature of the NK/RK range is the sealing system with up to three barriers to prevent the ingress of liquids, even if the sealing bellows are damaged. This increases plant availability, as there is sufficient time to replace the bellows without the reed contacts or machine being damaged.
The RK/NK joystick are easy to install using a central nut using a standard pipe wrench. The electrical connection is via a standard M12 connection which guarantees simple, error-free installation. This new series of joysticks also has a variety of uses: because of their hygiene-compliant design, the NK joystick switches are perfect for the food processing industry. The RK joystick switches are ideal for use in the outdoor sector and under difficult environmental conditions, such as systems in process technology, utility vehicles, aircraft tractors and lifting platforms.
The NK joysticks for the food industry use blue sealing material so that they can be identified as foreign bodies by optical systems in the event of a device error. Grey sealing material is used on the RK joysticks for industrial and outdoor applications.
The spring-returned RK/NK joysticks allow operators to move in up to four directions: forwards, backwards, right, and left. Installers must be aware of the orientation of the base for the correct actuation directions of the application. The direction of actuation is clearly marked on the base of the joystick with the letters A, B, C, and D. Consult the operating instructions for the correct association of the direction label and wiring pins.