As a technology leader, we want to offer our customers the right solution for every project. We achieve this with our platforms. We have revolutionized touch control in an industrial environment with GLASSCAPE. FLEXSCAPE revives the tactile experience on a smooth touch surface and JOYSCAPE is the platform for ergonomic and flexible joysticks in various sizes and for a range of applications. ECU processor units round off the platform portfolio and provide the appropriate intelligence and computing performance in your application.
GLASSCAPE is the leading technology for capacitive input and intuitive operation. We are particularly proud of our touch sensor production in Germany. This ensures that our customers get the highest quality, short supply chains and, above all, supply security. Whether standard sensors with a touch-controller board, individual designs, or touchscreens with force feedback: We are your partner from sensor design to the finished product – tailored to your application.
The touchscreen has revolutionized the human-machine interface. But haptic input and the operating accuracy you get from mechanical input elements is still in demand. With the FLEXSCAPE platform, we offer you a selection of operating elements which can be individually and very flexibly positioned on touch interfaces. So FLEXSCAPE combines the benefits and operating comfort of a touchscreen with haptic input. The result: greater operating security, more precision, and trouble-free blind operation.
Ergonomics and intuitive operation are without doubt the most important properties of a joystick. The challenge: both aspects depend on the intended use and are just as varied. That is why we developed JOYSCAPE, which ranges from very small to heavy-duty joysticks. The platform allows us to implement individual designs and customer-specific functions in the handle – perfectly suited to the end application.
RAFI Embedded Control Units (ECU) are designed to provide a good balance between computing power and graphics performance. Whether energy-saving or high-performance, together we find the right computer platform for every application – naturally fan-less and with an extended temperature range for industrial use. The computer platforms are available as plug-in modules or can be individually integrated.
Today’s trend is increasingly toward central processor units. However, to save space, a CPU is often no longer installed in the HMI display panel, even though the HMI panel is controlled by the CPU. The problem is that the CPU and the HMI display are often further than 10 meters apart and standard connections do not cover such large distances. This is why RAFI created the EXTENDED DISPLAY LINK platform.
Working from your specifications, we develop and produce electromechanical systems complete with all the necessary interfaces. These include short-travel keyboards with overlays or keycaps – put together from the RAFI range of tactile switches. Also available are long-travel systems with keycaps and membrane keyboards. Finally, we offer multifunctional elements such as input panels with input technologies including rotary/push encoders, joycoders, or trackballs. Whatever your requirements, our data input systems are available with a wide variety of features: installed in housings and front panels or with integrated visuals, bus interfaces, and displays. Fully integrated electronics and controls from a single source.