Ruffy Controls

Founded in 2013 and based out of Carlsbad, California, USA Ruffy controls are a newer company to the joystick industry who are quickly making waves due to their impressive line-up of high-quality precision products and unparalleled technical service. Founded by Charles Hayes, Tom Wirbelauer and Joe Elliot Ruffy Controls have amassed over 100 years of combined experience in the design and manufacture of precision joysticks.

Ruffy Controls’ decision to ensure all innovation, design, tooling and manufacturing is controlled under one roof in their Carlsbad facility has guaranteed they are able to offer exceptional products with incredible functionality and superior service levels whilst still offering the shortest possible lead times. If you are after a precision high-end joystick look no further than Ruffy Controls.

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FNR Series – Hall Effect Single Axis 3 Position Finger Joystick

The FNR series of hall effect single axis 3 position finger joysticks from Ruffy Controls are available with X or Y direction limiters with a scooped cap that is 0.97” high. Designed to fit cut outs of 0.985” diameter the FNR series is electrically rated for a supply voltage of 5VDC with a mechanical life of 3 million actuations and sealed to IP67.

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HCK Series – Hall Effect Control Knob

The HCK series of hall effect control knobs from Ruffy Controls have a knurled knob actuator with a height of 0.89” from the panel an angle of movement of 90°, 45° in each direction. Designed to fit cut outs of 1.25” with two squared sides the HCK series is electrically rated for a supply voltage of 5VDC with a mechanical life of 5 million actuations in both directions and is sealed to IP67.

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HE1 Series – Hall Effect Joystick

The HE1 hall effect joysticks from Ruffy Controls are available in 2 or 3 axis with options of 2 open or 4 gated limiters. Designed to fit cut outs of 1.63” or 1.75” diameter depending on mounting style the HE1 series has a choice of 21 handle styles including options for 1 or 2 top buttons and standard or z-axis handles. Electrically rated for a supply voltage of 5VDC with a mechanical life of 5 million actuations in all directions and sealed to IP50, IP54 or IP67 depending on handle options.

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HE2 Series – Hall Effect Joystick

The HE2 Series of hall effect joysticks from Ruffy Controls are available in 2 or 3-axis with options of 2 open or 3 gated limiters. Designed to fit cut outs of 1.63” or 1.75” diameter depending on mounting style the HE2 series also has a choice of 6 handle styles including options for 1 or 2 top buttons and standard or locked z-axis handles. Electrically rated for a supply voltage of 5VDC with a mechanical life of 5 million actuations in all directions and sealed to IP67.

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HE3 Series – Hall Effect Joystick

The HE3 series of hall effect joysticks from Ruffy Controls are created with built in redundant sensors and are available in 2 or 3 axis with options of open square or guided feel gates. Designed to fit cut outs of 1.625” or 2.25” diameter depending on mounting style the HE3 series also has a choice of 6 handle styles including options for 1 or 2 top buttons and standard or locked z-axis handles. Electrically rated for a supply voltage of 5VDC with a mechanical life of 5 million actuations in all directions and sealed to IP67.

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HED Series – Desktop Camera Controller

The HED series of desktop camera controllers from Ruffy Controls come complete with 4 or 10 tactile buttons and a 3-axis joystick with the choice of 0, 1 or 2 top buttons. Ergonomically designed with a low-profile joystick next to a raised cushioned rest allows users to comfortable operate throughout their shift. Electrically rated for a supply voltage of 5VDC with a mechanical life of 5 million actuations whilst offering excellent EMC and ESD immunity.

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HS1 Series – Miniature Hat Switch

The HS1 series of miniature hat switches from Ruffy Controls are available in 4- or 8-way configurations with castle caps or alternatively in 5- or 9-way configurations by including a top button with a choice of castle or round cap. Designed to fit cut outs of 0.74” diameter the HS1 series is electrically rated to 50mA at 24VDC with a mechanical life of 100,000 actuations and sealed to IP67.

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MFD Series – Multi-function USB Desktop Controller

The MFD series of multi-function USB desktop controllers from Ruffy Controls come in complete units with a choice of switch layouts for the left and right side of the unit offering a blank plate, single button or 3 button layout which can be different for each side. Available with either a potentiometer joystick, hall effect joystick or hall effect control knob the MFD series is highly customisable.

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MH Series – Fingertip Hall Effect Joystick

The MH series of fingertip hall effect joysticks from Ruffy Controls are available in 2 or 3-axis configurations with a choice of slim, standard, low-profile or low-profile slim actuators with Z-axis or locked Z-Axis and a choice of 1 or 2 top buttons if required. Designed to fit cut outs of 1.56” or 2.36” diameter depending on mounting style the MH series can also be fitted into a riser box.

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MR Series – Fingertip Resistive Joystick

The MR series of fingertip resistive joysticks from Ruffy Controls are available in 2 or 3-axis configurations with a choice of 2 handle heights for 2 axis models with the ability to add a top button if required. There is also the choice of 2 handle heights for 3 axis models with the ability to include 1 or 2 top buttons. Designed to fit cut outs of 1.56” or 2.36” diameter depending on mounting style the MR series can also be fitted into a riser box.

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