Electro-mechanical input devices are used throughout manufacturing, automation and industrial processes. The devices combine electrical and mechanical components to convert physical actions or movements into electrical signals that can be interpreted by industrial systems.

Electro-mechanical input devices greatly speed up the process, offering operational business benefits:

  • Precise control
  • Enhanced efficiency
  • Automation integration
  • Real-time monitoring
  • Ergonomics and user comfort
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Safety enhancements
  • Troubleshooting and maintenance

Examples of electromechanical input devices commonly used in the industrial industry include:

  • Control panels featuring a combination of buttons, switches, knobs, sliders, and indicators.
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), which are widely used in industrial automation systems to control and monitor machinery and processes.
  • Human-machine interfaces (HMIs), which are graphical interfaces that allow operators to interact with industrial systems using touchscreens or control panels.
  • Joysticks and control grip for precise control and manoeuvrability.
  • Potentiometers, or variable resistors, are used as electromechanical input devices to provide analogue control signals.
  • Keyboards, used for data entry, system configuration, and control purposes, featuring a rugged construction, sealed design, and specialised function keys for industrial applications.

These are some of the key features Devlin can offer to your custom product:

  • Device Integration - integrating devices within the product can help to reduce the footprint and simplify cabling e.g. incorporating a bar code scanner within the product.
  • Ruggedised - products are designed to withstand the everyday use experienced within the industrial environment.
  • IP Rated - products can be designed to prevent ingress of liquids and dust, whether this is due to accidental spillage, through the regular cleaning process or as part of the environmental use e.g. outdoors.

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