HR Series


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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.

Main features

  • Spring to center return
  • Sealed to IP68 against water and dust
  • Backlighting and detent options available
  • 5 milion lifecycles (without detents)
  • EMI/RFI shielding

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978-372-1602 East Coast
760-598-2518 West Coast

Monday – Friday 8am to 4pm

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Ergonomics 2


General specification

• Spring to center return
• Backlighting and detent options available
• EMI/RFI shielding
• APEM SAS patented design

Environmental specifications

• Operating Temperature: -30°C to +70°C (-22°F to +158°F)
• Storage Temperature: -40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F)
• Sealing to IP68 against water and dust
• Shock resistance: 50g during 11ms
• Vibration resistance: 10-500Hz
• Salt spray: IEC 512-6, test 11f
• EMI/RF shielding: 100V/m, complies with IEC 61000- 4-3 and ISO 11452-2
• ESD: Complies with 16KV EN 61000-4-2

Electrical specifications

• Sensor type: Hall effect
• Supply voltage: 5VDC ± 0.5V
• Reverse polarity: -10V max
• Overvoltage: +20V max
• Return to center voltage (no load): ±0.2V
• Consumption: 11 mA max (single output), 22mA max (dual output)
• LED supply: 6VDC 10mA


• Wheel: polyamide with coloring
• Support: polyamide, black
• Electronics sealing: epoxy
• Connector: polyester (Molex 0510210700)
• Multiwire lead: AWG28

mechanical specifications

• Operating Force at center:
2N±0.5N (without center detent)
4N±0.5N (with center detent)
• Return spring to center
• Mechanical operating angle:
±35° (versions S/G/L)
±20° (version K)
• Mechanical Life: 5 million cycles (without detent)

Over 65 years of experience

International customer support

Broadest offering of HMI solutions

Integrated industrial processes

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