OTTO’s Operator Control Module

March 14, 2014
OTTO designers and engineers utilized an optimized product development process to develop this CAN driven operator control module, meeting customer requirements for a forestry tractor application. This control module includes indicator lights, a custom backlit keypad, and Hall effect switches such as a JHM joystick, an HTL toggle and a U2 rocker.   The module’s plug and play CAN environment ensures that all messaging, error handling and prioritization hierarchy is specified, guaranteeing that the unit will work as soon as it is plugged into the network.   With OTTO’s rapid product development infrastructure in place, the engineers work on the components and interfaces while the machine shop provides rapid prototypes of your  conceptual product. This 3D printing capability provides production-grade thermoplastic models from CAD designs that are accurate and repeatable, providing you with the ability to refine the ergonomics and design requirements and produce multiple prototypes prior to spending valuable time and money on standard tooling. 

OTTO’s Operator Control Module is a great example of a multi-use device with joystick and keypad functionality combined into one active assembly using a variety of controls such as:

  • Hall effect joysticks
  • Hall effect and electromechanical toggles
  • Hall effect and electromechanical rockers
  • Hall effect and electromechanical pushbuttons
  • Indicator lights
  • Backlit keypads