Professional Joysticks for Industrial Applications


APEM Professional Joysticks To complement its range of panel-mount products, APEM introduces a range of professional joysticks for industrial applications. APEM joysticks are easy to use, reliable, and designed for extremely long service lives. Four series are offered based on different technologies: switch joysticks, proportional joysticks, and contactless joysticks.

The 1000 series are robust joysticks based on standard microswitches, which can switch 6A, 10A, and up to 16A. They are designed for screw or bush mounting and are offered as a low cost solution for non-proportional control.

4000 series joysticks employ high quality potentiometers. They have an all-metal mechanism ensuring maximum robustness and a life of over 5 million cycles. These products are the preferred choice for applications requiring proportional control, long life performance, and absolute immunity to RFI/EMI. The 5000 series is also a family of proportional joysticks. Shallower than the 4000 series and cost optimized, they are intended for lighter duty applications such as CCTV keyboard control.

9000 series joysticks operate using a contactless technology to give highly repeatable proportional signals that do not degrade with use. They feature a life over 10 million cycles. They offer self-centering omni-directional functionality, utilizing APEM’s unique "locking cam" system. These joysticks are the ideal interface for complex and safety critical applications such as materials handling or power chair control.

APEM joysticks are offered with a wide range of options, including an array of possible handles, gaiters and electrical outputs. All these joysticks, except the 1000 series, are available with third axis. They feature IP65 sealing and are RoHS compliant.

Digi-Key Part Number Mfg. Part Number Series Description Datasheet
679-1404-ND
679-1405-ND
679-1406-ND
679-1407-ND
2V17F1100
1V15F1100
1D15F1500
1D27F1500
1000 JOYSTICK 1000 MICROSWITCH 16A 1000 Series Datasheet
679-1408-ND
679-1409-ND
679-1410-ND
4R182S1E5500
4R252S1E5500
4R252S1N5500
4000 JOYSTICK 4000 POTENTIOMETER 4000 Series Datasheet
679-1411-ND
679-1412-ND
5S251S0F1000
5T251S0F2100
5000 JOYSTICK 5000 POTENTIOMETER 5000 Series Datasheet
679-1413-ND
679-1414-ND
679-1415-ND
679-1416-ND
679-1417-ND
9SA50AC6500
9SA50RE6500
9SW40RP6559
9MA50RQ6295
9SA50RR6559
9000 JOYSTICK 9000 CONTACTLESS 9000 Series Datasheet
679-1418-ND 909999 9000 JOYSTICK, USB INTERFACE MODULE 9000 Series Datasheet
679-1419-ND 919998 9000 JOYSTICK, USB CABLE 9000 Series Datasheet



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