APEM joysticks are used around the world in a large variety of applications from snowplows, scissor lifts and wireless remote controls to cranes, harvesters and so much more!
The TW Series Thumbwheel is a minimum width, low profile joystick that provides smooth, precise fingertip control in one axis. Featuring non-contacting Hall effect technology for long life performance, the TW series offers excellent proportional control, stable output, long life and is designed for panel mount applications and joystick integration. The TW series includes a wide range of configuration options including voltage output range, wheel color and style.
The NV series is 4 or 5-direction switch-based joystick (4 directions + pushbutton). Contrary to most navigators currently on the market, the NV series provides enhanced tactile feedback in 4 directions plus pushbutton. This results in improved haptics and extremely precise control associated with a compact size (bushing dia. 16 mm). With its chrome plated metal case and IP69K sealing level, the NV series withstands all types of adversity including water, frost, dust, sand, and hydrocarbons. Designed for the harshest environments, the NV series is extremely robust and maintains its tactile effect even during excessive shock or vibrations.
The CW Series is a revolutionary Hall effect control wheel providing proportional control in one miniature axis. A spring return device, the CW is available with your choice of linear output options and wheel colors. Ideal applications include joystick, gamepad, armrest and panel mount integration.
- U.S. Patent #D767,685 S
- U.S. Patent #D740,886 S
The APEM FR series is a single axis 3-position thumb controller, offering a Forward-Neutral-Reverse operation ideal for material handling, construction and agriculture applications. Featuring contactless Hall effect technology, the FR series is available with single or redundant outputs and is environmentally sealed to IP67.
The FR series is designed for applications in extreme temperatures and is offered in a wide range of configuration options including voltage output range, handle color and mounting styles.
HR series thumbwheels uses proven non-contacting Hall effect technology, providing long life, precise linear voltage output. Designed for joystick handle and control grip integration, the HR series miniature size enables system designers to optimize the ergonomics and efficiency of their control systems.
Building on the experience gained with the HR series, this version meets the needs for greater precision and comfort when driving special vehicles in difficult environments (dust, humidity, cold, etc.).
Integrated on a joystick or control panel, the infinite wheel function replaces the encoder with a quadrature output , making it easier to browse menus or use tools with precision. The end user gains a control tool that is reliable, ergonomic and easy to handle: a service life of over one million cycles, a flush-fitting design with infinite scrolling (24 detents per rotation), and a soft-touch elastomer membrane.The wheel is backlit to maintain maximum visibility even when working in dusty or poorly lit environments.
The TS Series Thumbstick is a proportional two axis joystick in a miniature package. Featuring non-contacting Hall effect technology for long life performance, the TS Series Thumbstick is available with multiple linear output options including single and dual (redundant) outputs. It is similar in size and operation to gamepad controls, but in a rugged industrial package. Typical applications include pendant and remote controls as well as a joystick handle and arm rest integration.
- U.S. Patent #D816,169
- U.S. Patent #D732,047 S
- U.S. Patent #D734,138 S
HR series proportional thumbwheels with friction hold allow for ultra-precise movement while permitting the user to hold the selection in a set position. Developed to equip the handles of joysticks, remote controls and armrests in harsh environments, they are available in 2 friction versions and with 2 different actuators. Backlighting option is available.
When looking for a small joystick with proportional control for precise navigation of functions, choose from our Fingertip joystick selection. These compact products feature long life cycle with their contactless Hall effect, resistive, and inductive technologies. These joysticks are available from single to three-axis control and are used in a wide range of applications, e.g. CCTV, medical equipment, belly boxes, and wireless industrial controllers.
The HF Series joystick is a contactless, multi-axis controller providing long life finger positioning control. A compact, low-profile joystick utilizing non-contact Hall effect technology, the HF Series joystick is designed for low operating force, clean environment applications requiring enduring accuracy and precision.
The JC series is a compact finger operated Hall effect joystick ideal for keyboard integration. Measuring at just 26mm below panel, the JC series is the perfect solution where space is limited and precision control is required. With over a dozen handle options, the JC series may be configured with up to three axis and two pushbuttons and features a precision spring centering mechanism that provides an optimal return-to-center voltage of 80mV.
APEM’s Resistive Joystick is a low profile potentiometric controller providing unwavering multi-axis finger positioning control. Available in two sizes, the Standard & Miniature Resistive Joysticks are ideal for applications requiring a compact and reliable, low operating force controller. Featuring several ergonomically designed handles and available in single, dual or triple axis configurations.
The SN Series is a precision T-Bar fader controller. Contactless Hall effect technology, using the latest generation sensor, results in reliable and noise-free operation. A smooth consistent feel is achieved by utilizing steel ball races and PTFE bearing surfaces. The SN Series is available with analog linear voltage or PWM outputs, having a range of factory configured gain settings. Magnetic shielding ensures the SN Series is not adversely affected by other magnetic devices that are typically positioned close to it, such as reed switches.
The XF Series joystick is a ruggedized finger operated joystick controller specifically engineered for vehicle applications. This new series is designed per the ISO 25197 standard and is rated to withstand 80lbf pull force across the X/Y axis and over 5Nm torque in the Z axis. With contactless Hall effect sensing, the XF Series provides long life proportional control for over five million lifecycles and is sealed up to IP67.
The 9000 Series is ideal for those applications that demand proportional control with the lowest possible profile below the panel. This joystick offers self-centering, omni-directional functionality, and utilizes the exclusive ‘locking cam’ system to rigidly secure the highly repeatable mechanism around the precision ground steel operating shaft. High precision air wound coils are mounted directly onto the SMT circuitry, delivering enviable accuracy whilst further minimizing the installed depth of the joystick.
The BF / BD Series Paddles are the very latest generation in high precision contactless controls. It combines the features of a contactless single axis joystick and a switch, in one controller. Long trouble-free life is assured with the latest Hall effect technology, providing a range of analog, switched or custom PWM output options. The all new design with its innovative mechanism and ergonomic styling is specifically designed for robustness, strength and performance.
The BHN Series paddle control is the latest generation in high precision controllers, combining the features of a non-contact, single axis joystick with a smooth responsiveness at your fingertips. Hall effect technology ensures a long, trouble-free life for analog and switch outputs.
This all new design with its innovative mechanism is ergonomically styled for ease of use and is available in five trim colors.
The BL series paddle controls features the same exciting new design as the BH series, but in a smaller package... measuring at just 48 mm above panel. The compact footprint of the paddles allows for closer group installation of multiple paddles, perfect in applications such as vehicle arm rests, remote control portable boxes and various agricultural applications.
The 3000 Series is the very latest generation in high precision contactless joysticks. With a class leading installed depth of <20mm, it is available in 1,2, or 3 axis formats. Long trouble-free life is assured with the latest Hall effect technology, providing a range of analog signals or custom PWM output options. The 3000 Series also delivers a radically improved mechanism construction that is specifically designed for increased robustness, strength and performance.
The NZ Series is a family of ultra-compact switch joysticks, designed for the control of either machine functions or menu navigation. With above panel options that mimic the look of either a joystick or a toggle switch, the NZ series offers an IP67 panel sealed, two-axis control, in a compact below panel housing.
The 1000 Series is a versatile range of low-cost switch joysticks, ideal for light to medium duty environments where proportional control is not a necessity. Configurable with either single or double pole switching, the 1000 Series can also be specified as screw or bush mounted. There are two construction options, based on the use of either V3 or V4 switches. V4 switches may be specified with 6A or 10A operation, yielding a smaller joystick than the construction employed for V3 switches which yield up to 16A operation.
The 1000HE series is a switch based joystick that is designed to work in harsh environments and applications. Typical applications include truck lift gates and electric vehicle controls. 1000HE Series joystick configuration delivers a product with two sealing boots as standard (an inner and an outer) for a double seal for such harsh environments.
Building on our experience and know-how with handgrip and fingertip joysticks this new group of mid-size handles meets the requirement for smaller, robust, and compact applications suitable for a wide range of hand sizes. They are ideally placed to assist with the integration of electronic proportional controls in material handling, construction, and special vehicle applications.
The XP Series is an innovative& ergonomic mid-size palm joysticks, which meets the requirement forsmaller robust and compact applications. It is ideally placed to assist withthe integration of electronic proportional controls incorporating our new wraparound gaiter as standard offering panel seal up to IP67. With an all metalbody construction the XP Series is well suited for indoor and outdoorapplications.
The MS Series joystick is a contactless, Hall effect controller developed for demanding operator control applications that require a rugged, yet compact hand-operated positioning device. Available with several ergonomic multi-axis handles. Utilizing only five square inches of surface area, the MS Series joystick is ideally suited for off-highway enclosed cabin vehicles. Striking the perfect balance between size and durability, widely used applications include watercraft, agricultural, forestry, and material handling vehicles.
The PC series is an innovative and ergonomic game style pendant controller. Molded from high impact glass filled nylon for durability, this handheld device easily accommodates APEM’s TS series miniature proportional Thumbsticks and I series pushbutton switches. Available with USB or analog outputs, the PC series is configured to order and provides an immersive and intuitive method for controlling unmanned vehicles, robotics and other remote controlled applications.
The CJ Series joystick features an ergonomic multifunction handle purposely designed for safety critical hand-operated applications. Available as a one or two axis joystick, the CJ Series utilizes non-contacting Hall effect technology. The CJ Series features an industry common mounting cutout and hole pattern, allowing it to easily replace early generation third-party joysticks in existing OEM applications. The CJ Series is ideally suited for construction vehicles including cranes, loaders, and excavators.
The Fixed Grip™ FG Series controllers provide rugged, yet ergonomic operation for the most demanding applications. Custom configured to order, the FG Series may be equipped, for example, with a miniature thumb operated two axis joystick, index trigger guard, and USB interface. The FG Series controllers are ideal for off-road vehicles, marine, and military applications subject to high vibration.
The HJ Series joystick is a hand operated Hall effect controller designed for in-cab vehicle applications requiring proportional multi-axis positioning control. Available with several high-function handles and CAN bus J1939-71 and CANopen protocol options; typical applications include refuse handling trucks, snow removal and street cleaning vehicles.
The TH Series single axis throttles are a heavy duty friction clutch joystick delivering proportional control. Designed for prolonged use and durable enough to withstand rough operation, commonly used applications include material handling and mobile equipment. The TH single axis throttle utilizes non-contacting Hall effect technology. Configuration options include mechanical detents and electronic microswitches.
The XD Series joystick is a multi-axis Hand Grip controller specifically engineered for demanding vehicle applications.
Featuring non-contacting Hall effect technology to provide up to 10 million operations, the XD series is a compact yet highly reliable joystick ideally suited for off-highway vehicles and machinery. The XD series measures just 60 mm below panel, yet withstands horizontal loads up to 400 lbf. utilizing an all metal construction. The XD handle utilizes a uni-body construction with modular inserts to provide design flexibility. Inserts include an index trigger switch, operator presence paddle and customizable faceplate and enables IP67 above panel environmental sealing against the ingress of dust and liquids.
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The network surveillance industry's #1 selling USB joystick, the IP Desktop features a two button, three axis Hall effect joystick, 10 tactile pushbuttons and USB 2.0 interface. Recommended and used by the most innovative companies in network surveillance, the IP Desktop has become the industry standard for security professionals.
The IP Desktop Launch is a three axis resistive joystick featuring ten programmable pushbuttons and is an economical option for security professionals. Easy to operate and install with a USB interface, the IP Desktop Launch is a joystick solution for any size security installation.
The IP Desktop Ultima features a premium soft touch blue coating, 10 vibrant high efficiency LED pushbuttons as well as a precision two button, three axis Hall effect joystick. Featuring USB 2.0 HID compliant interface, the IP Desktop Ultima brings sophistication and comfort to PTZ network camera control.
The VM Desktop provides advanced features such as a 3 axis Hall effect joystick, jog/shuttle dial, 27 user-defined pushbuttons and USB 2.0 interface for powerful control of video surveillance, recording and video management functions. The VM Desktop is designed for critical security installations including airport, casinos, transit stations and stadiums.
p/n 100-590 with LED backlighting
p/n 100-600 with tactile switches
APEM's RS Desktop offers superior control for PTZ cameras and supports standard USB plug-and-play connectivity. The RS Desktop USB joystick offers the latest generation Hall effect positioning sensor, three axis of control and 12 bit resolution, making it an ideal choice for professional surveillance monitoring applications.
- p/n 100-350
- U.S. Patent #D706,268 S
MJ and FJ Desktop joysticks are ideal for PC applications requiring accurate multi-axis fingertip positioning control. Built to your specifications, these USB desktop joysticks are available with several button configurations as well as a resistive or Hall effect joysticks. The MJ and FJ Desktop Joysticks are available in black or gray and with optional rotary trims and spring release tabs.