Penny + Giles Controls/Penny + Giles GmbH exhibiting at Bauma 2013 Germany

Christchurch, UK – Penny + Giles – a leading designer and manufacturer of position sensors, solenoids and joysticks - will be partnering at this year’s BAUMA show in Munich with fellow Curtiss-Wright Controls Industrial (CWCI) group companies Williams Controls and PG Drives Technology. 

Products from all three CWCI division businesses will be on show together for the first time, split between stands 121A and 234 in Hall A3. They include position sensors, joystick and throttle controllers, solenoid actuators and programmable controllers for electric-powered vehicles. The products are suitable for a wide range of specialty vehicle applications including agricultural vehicles, heavy trucks and buses, powered access platforms, backhoe excavators, airport fire and rescue vehicles, pallet trucks and floor care machines.

The latest product from Penny + Giles, and another first for the show, is the NRH275DR rotary position sensor, which features a slim, low-profile sensor housing and separate permanent magnet assembly. This new sensor is ideal for specialist vehicle applications in extreme and hostile environments where installation space may be limited. Examples include tip control for articulated dump trucks, bin lift control for garbage and refuse collection vehicles and four-wheel-steer function for city road sweeping vehicles. The lightweight, low-profile design of the sensor also means it is suitable for throttle position sensing and feedback for motorsport applications.  

Another recent introduction is the JC8000, a new heavy-duty electronic joystick that has been specially engineered with a number of high-strength features. This makes it ideal for applications in physically demanding working conditions such as skid steer loader controls or where operators traditionally use hydraulic joysticks. The increased strength of the new JC8000 has been achieved by increasing the body material around the area supporting the operating lever; increasing the operating lever’s diameter; and changing its pivot geometry. These fundamental changes have enabled the joystick to handle increased torque and improved the lever’s bending and applied loads.

Designed for the most challenging applications, the JC8000 can withstand a 380Nm overload on the X and Y axes and 2000Nm on the vertical. It has also been tested to more than 60 million operations (15 million cycles) under laboratory conditions.

For hydraulic systems, Penny + Giles will also introduce the new ICT800/820 In-Cylinder linear transducer range. These are the next generation contactless linear displacement sensors that include integrated electronics in the sensor head. The 8mm diameter sensor body contains an inductive coil that is activated by a moving core attached to the cylinder piston rod. 

Designed for rugged mobile hydraulic systems, these linear position sensors can be configured to provide analog voltage (0.5 to 4.5Vdc) or CAN SAE J1939 output over a cylinder stroke range from 25 to 1000mm, and operate from 5Vdc or 8-30Vdc.

There is a choice of external or internal flange style to suit various cylinder types and the sensor can operate in pressurized hydraulic systems up to a working pressure of 670 bar (10,000psi).

Further information on the recent CWCI acquisitions of PG Drives Technology and Williams Controls can be found at Details of the latest products from each company can be found at, or

For further information, sales and reader service enquiries contact:
Mike Iles, Business Development Manager, Penny Giles Controls Ltd. 15 Airfield Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 3TG, United Kingdom. Tel: 44 (0)1202 409499, Email: Web:

For press information contact:
Simon Cantillion, Cantillion King Advertising. 16 The Cornhill, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2JT, United Kingdom. Tel: 44 (0)1453 755551 Fax: 44 (0)1453 751525 E-mail: Web:

About Curtiss-Wright Controls Industrial, Penny + Giles
Penny + Giles is a global leader in the design and manufacture of specialist position sensors, solenoids and control hardware for industrial and defence markets. Headquartered in Christchurch, Dorset, United Kingdom, Penny + Giles is part of Curtiss-Wright Controls Avionics & Industrial, a business unit of Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. For more information visit

About Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc.
Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Curtiss-Wright Controls is the Motion Control segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation and a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technologies for niche actuation and drive applications, integrated sensors and electronic subsystems internationally for the aerospace and defense markets. For more information, visit


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The Curtiss-Wright Controls Industrial ( business unit is formed from a group of established specialist companies who are experts in the design, testing, manufacture and marketing of a range of components and systems for the safe and reliable operation and control of mobile and static machinery - especially advanced electric-powered vehicles, heavy trucks, buses, off-road and military vehicles and motorsport. Penny & Giles Controls ( rugged component level solutions using the latest non-contact sensing technologies, and specializes in rotary, linear and tilt position sensors; joysticks; solenoid actuators and associated electronic signal conditioning. The business was first established in 1956 and pioneered aerospace sensing and data recording technologies with a reputation for quality, performance and reliability. The aerospace business continues today within other Curtiss-Wright business units. The company joined Curtiss-Wright in 2002. PG Drives Technology ( rugged subsystem solutions including programmable controllers and drives used in a wide variety of advanced electric-powered vehicles such as forklifts, pallet loaders, mobility scooters and wheelchairs, serving the industrial and medical markets. These products deliver precise variable power from batteries to electric drive motors, and are fully programmable to suit various motor profiles, voltages and power levels. The business was first established in 1976 and was originally part of the Penny & Giles group of companies. The company joined Curtiss-Wright in 2012. Williams Controls ( rugged component level solutions and is a leading designer and manufacturer of highly-engineered electronic sensors and electronic throttle controls for heavy trucks, off-road equipment, and buses. The business was first established in 1937 and pioneered the development of the first electronic throttle control for large diesel engines, quickly becoming the world leader in the design and manufacture of electronic throttle controls for trucks and buses. The company joined Curtiss-Wright in 2012. Further information is available from the Curtiss-Wright Controls Industrial website ( or by calling +44 (0)1425 271444.