CH Products Unveils the New MF4 Handle at CONEXPO/IPFE 2011

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MF4 features 21 key LED backlit elastomer keypad

Visitors to CH Products booth #S -14743 at IFPE 2011 will have the opportunity to see the new MF4 handle. Designed for the HFX Series IV Joystick, the MF4 handle features a large oblong faceplate, LED backlit elastomer keypad as well as high input/output CANbus J1939 interface.

The HFX Series IV joystick is a heavy-duty, Hall effect controller designed for use in high operating force, hand-operated applications. Available with several high-function handles and in single, dual or triple axis configurations, HFX Series IV joysticks are custom configured to order.

The new MF4 handle features a large oblong faceplate that can be easily customized for sophisticated machines requiring high switch content. Large enough to accommodate a near limitless combination of devices and designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions, the MF4 handle is ideal for agriculture and construction applications.

The MF4 is the first CH Products joystick to feature an elastomer keypad. The elastomer keypad is constructed of high quality black silicon and features 21 normally open switches, two status LEDs as well as ambient backlit blue LED illumination. The blue backlight optimizes the joystick to be operated in dimly lit conditions.

CH Products’ CANbus J1939 protocol option is used for connecting an HFX Series IV joystick to a central control node and conforms to the SAE J1939 serial bus specification used for communications between electronic control units and vehicle components. The Series IV CANbus option provides I/O extension for up to 51 digital and eight analog inputs.

Located in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 22-26, 2011, IFPE is the leading international exposition and technical conference dedicated to the integration of fluid power with other technologies for power transmission and motion control applications. Held every three years, the exposition showcases the newest innovations and expertise.

About CH Products
CH Products has been a leading manufacturer of advanced motion control solutions for more than twenty-five years. CH manufactures a wide range of resistive and Hall Effect joysticks as well as panel mount and desktop trackballs, engineered to meet the most exacting requirements. CH Products is located in Vista, California, where the company operates an 80,000 sq. foot vertically integrated manufacturing facility. CH Products is a member of the APEM group.

For more information about CH Products and its broad line of products, please visit the website at, or contact (760) 598-2518.


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