About us

JoyMechanix is a designer, manufacturer, and distributor of innovative equipment for television and cinema. Empowering capabilities for video professionals since 2014. The JM product line includes 3D, 2D, and 1D robotic camera motion systems on cords, and gyro-stabilized 3-Axis pan-tilt-roll gimbal. We offer a unique winch solution to provide continuous power transmission to the cable-cam or drone and a video signal from a video camera via hybrid cable. 

JoyMechanix had developed its first 3D motion cable system for studios in 2014 and presented it on the IBC show. This Studio System has found its successful application globally, from Mexico to Australia, including well-known national TV studios and projects. In 2015 JoyMechanix had started serial production of the largest (the diagonal is up to 600m) and fastest (16 m/sec) 3D motion cable systems in the world for major outdoor events, cine, and industrial applications. The R&D team has developed several unique solutions, some of which have become industry standards.

The winches of the studio system have a very compact and lightweight design which allows them to be mounted on trusses, or on/under the ceiling. Consequently, there is a less occupied area on the studio floor, and personnel safety is improved. Engineering development and high-precision calculations made it possible to create an entirely new gimbal suspension dolly system, therefore, reducing the gimbal size by two times. Later, this solution has been successfully used by other manufacturers in the field.

JoyMechanix has made it possible to independently operate any of the JM systems in remote parts of the world by the local teams of engineers. We also offer a specially designed distance online training course that allows specialists to get trained in just two weeks. Another innovation in the industry from JM is a service contract with Maintenance & Technical support that includes solving any problem under 12 hours. Our equipment is based on the «plug & play» principle, which means easy and convenient installation, operation, and maintenance.  

All JoyMechanix Systems and proprietary software provide high precision, accuracy control, safety zones, programmable paths, extremely smooth movement, and many other unique features. JoyMechanix products have proved useful worldwide: from TV channel’s newsrooms to large-scale open-air performances, Cine, and international sports events broadcasting.

Safety

The safety of JoyMechanix systems comes first. The crew of the best engineers developed the highest safety system, which consists of three phases.

First level (Software control):

  •  Programmable protection zones.
  • Program control of all data, from joysticks and winches (reliability control).
  • Program control of power supply.
  • Program control of engine top power.

Second level (Operator control):

  • Operator can always stop the system by pressing the emergency button.
  • Operator can track any possible mistakes in the system on the computer.

Third level (Winch control):

  •  All winches have magnet brakes, which stop if the winch  loses the signal.
  • If any cable is cutted or unplugged during the operation, the system stops working.
  •  If the computer is broken, the system stops working.
  • Winches control their top power and stops, if it exceeds standard level.
  • After losing the signal or power supply, the system won’t start before a person checks all the winches.

Manufacturing quality

Even the most modern and accurate electronics and even the fastest software will not work with low quality mechanisms. Precise CNC machined parts are the fundamentals on which we build our quality. We control all the stages of manufacturing processes, from raw materials until the final stages. The components we buy from side suppliers go through multiple reliability and validity tests to become parts of our products, to bring you the quality that you need.

Paths record

The user of JoyMechanix systems can cut, edit and record about 450 paths of movement (15 locations, 30 paths in each). The system is simple in use, and it is easy to choose between different paths, quick start and stop. The flight accuracy reaches 5 cm.

Software

Our senior software engineer likes to say: «The more simple the code is, the better it works.» «Our team made a great job cleaning the code. We have reached the goal to make it as stable as your calculator.» — This is what I would like to add from myself. Of course, our program consists of thousands of code lines, but each function is well balanced and optimized to meet the same reliability requirements that you wish to see in all of your professional equipment. It doesn’t matter how complicated the system is. It should be easy in operation. This is what we stand for.

Electronics

In the electronic components we focused on stability of operation. In order to achieve it we went a long way, conducting multiple experiments to test all the components and circuits in every possible condition. We ended up choosing the best way that we could rely on. Then we checked its ability to withstand tough conditions of cold Siberian winters and hot South summers. Monitoring of system operation in real rental work gave us even more practical information than laboratory tests. Gathering all this experience we were able to create products, which united outstanding performance and reliability. Now we are proud to present them to you!

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