In agricultural, construction, material handling and other off-road vehicles you quite often have some tools or implements that the operator controls with a joystick. Letting go of this joystick to shift gear and maneuver the vehicle is a loss in time and could lead to safety issues. Therefore, it is smart to put the “gearbox” on the joystick, and this “gearbox” is called an FNR directional switch.
The basic needs for an FNR switch are 3 positions, easy-to-use for a long period of time and a long lifetime but there are other design considerations to take before making your final choice:
The answers to these considerations will help you narrow down to which switch range fits your needs best.
In APEM product range there are 5 different product options to choose from.
Rocker switch specially designed for FNR functionality on a control lever or joystick grip. Up to IP67 and IP69K. Ergonomic actuator with “index rest” function available for use on rear side of a joystick.
All these switches can be customized to your exact need, contact us to learn more.
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