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Industrial Joystick's have moved! 2014-05-06


Our Industrial Joystick website has moved!

Looking for our TS or CW series thumb controls, or our fingertip or heavy duty hand controllers?   Our expanding Industrial Joystick product line can now be found at   Find out more about our joysticks, as well as our extensive switch products at APEM, Inc.  

New options available for the Hall effect Thumbstick series 2013-11-08


APEM Inc. launches the TS Series new pushbutton option, making it one of the only “micro” Hall effect joysticks available with a tactile “selection” option.  Similar in size and operation to “gamepad” controls, the Thumbstick with pushbutton is ideally suited for military robotics, material handling and UAV and UGV operator control units.

Inside its sleek miniature package, the TS Thumbstick utilizes contactless Hall effect technology to provide long life proportional control up to one million lifecycles.  Featuring a miniature tactile switch protected under an elastomer boot, the new pushbutton feature provides an off-momentary validation or selection feature.  The new pushbutton handle is specified as the “Option 6” handle in the “Option Selection” guide.

The TS Series may also now be specified with a black oxide coated brass threaded D-flat housing, making for simplified drop-in panel installation.  The threaded metal body provides full EMC protection; including EMI, ESD, and is environmentally sealed up to IP69K. The new metal housing may be specified with a “T”, in the “Mounting Hardware” field of the TS Series’ “Option Selection” guide.  Mounting accessories for the new housing option include a stainless steel lock washer and hex-nut.

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New Miniature Hall Effect Control Wheel 2013-10-10


The CW Series uses proven non-contacting Hall-effect technology to provide highly reliable and accurate linear output.  Designed for integration into joystick handles and control grips, the CW Series enables system designers to optimize the ergonomics and efficiency of their control systems.

Featuring spring return to center mechanism, the CW Series is ergonomically designed for precision finger-tip control making it ideal for repeated operations over long periods. It also features excellent proportional control, stable output, low noise and long life and is designed for panel mount applications as well as joystick integration.

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The SN Series T Bar Fader Controller 2013-06-24


The SN Series is a precision T Bar fader controller. 1. Contactless hall effect technology, using the latest generation sensor, results in reliable, noise-free operation. 2. A smooth consistent feel is achieved by utilising steel ball races and PTFE bearing surfaces. 3. The SN Series is available with analogue linear voltage or PWM outputs, having a range of factory configured gain settings. 4. 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. 5. The mechanical design is complemented by two aluminium handle options in ‘Barrel’ and‘Bullet’ styles

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The new NZ - series of compact switch joysticks 2013-06-19


The NZ Series is a very simple addition to the broad APEM product line, bridging the gap between joystick and switch.

The NZ Series can be supplied with a half sealing boot to mimic the look of a toggle switch or with a full sealing boot to more readily appear like a joystick.

The NZ Series can be supplied with no harness allowing the user to make their own connections with traditional cables and soldered joints.

The NZ Series may also be supplied with a tail connection, pre-fitted by the factory to provide a quick method of connection.

Functionality is MOM-OFF-MOM on each axis.

The NZ Series may appeal to a wide range of applications :

• Menu navigation of a computer based menu system.
• Simple machine controls where the joystick controls a single speed or direction
• Where two functions can be combined into one joystick

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