Sure Grip Controls Inc. (Sure Grip) announces the expansion of its portfolio of miniature thumb controls. Complementing its extensive line of joysticks, handles, switches, control electronics and other components, Sure Grip has added SIL 2/PLd compatible versions of its miniature thumb controls.
The new redundant configurations increase Sure Grip’s already broad range of configuration options that include proportional, switched, momentary, maintained, and friction options. For manufacturers who must comply with IEC61508 or ISO13849 for safety, Sure Grip’s miniature thumb controls are now available in SIL 2/PLd compatible versions. Unlike many other SIL 2/PLd redundant controls, Sure Grip’s miniature thumb controls feature small and narrow designs that fit into more control applications. Their quick-mount, slide-in brackets also simplify installation.
“Our customers expect the highest quality from Sure Grip Controls and they can now have that quality with even greater functionality,” said Mark Vandersluis, Product Manager. “The new SIL 2/PLd compatible versions of our miniature thumb controls give manufacturers more options to solve their problems.”
Every Sure Grip slider and rocker switch is designed and built to robust standards that help keep equipment running longer. They are constructed from wear-resistant polymer, feature contactless, Hall effect sensors, and are tested to over 4 million cycles. With IP67 waterproof seals, they are rugged and reliable under virtually all conditions. Their ergonomic design provides optimal operator comfort, and their extended travel range provides a higher degree of precision other types of thumb controls.
Sure Grip Controls, A Bailey Hydraulics Co.