A new Isobus-compliant joystick designed to provide more intuitive operation of certain machine functions has been added to the Müller-Elektronik range.
The Isobus-Joystick Pro is a true joystick in the sense that it can be moved in four directions, whereas the standard model is fixed and relies on selector and function buttons to provide on/off operation of different features.
The non-Pro model has the advantage of being shaped to support an operator’s hand and sufficient function buttons – 8 plus a side-mounted selector switch giving capacity to control 24 functions in all – to handle complex machinery such as crop sprayers.
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But while the new Isobus-Joystick Pro can manage up to 18 functions using 9 buttons and a toggle switch, the proportional response in 2 axes available from manipulating the device is better suited to functions such as adjusting the swing out filling pipe of a trailed or self-propelled slurry tanker.
Müller-Elektronik says the Pro model provides rapid access to the functions of an implement-mounted Isobus job computer with the AUX-N auxiliary controller protocol.
Installation requires a “Y” cable with circular plastic connector couplings to connect an Isobus display to the basic vehicle harness.
Name: Isobus-Joystick Pro
Type: Joystick controller
Key feature: Proportional control through 2 axes, next to on/off control
More info: Müller-Elektronik