Professional Joysticks for Industrial Applications

APEM offers a wide range of professional joysticks for different technologies: switch, proportional and contactless joysticks

Image of APEM's Professional Joysticks for Industrial ApplicationsTo 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 6 A, 10 A, and up to 16 A. 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.


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1V15F1100 datasheet linkSWITCH JOYSTICK 6A 250V1V15F1100SWITCH JOYSTICK 6A 250V112 - Immediate
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2V17F1100 datasheet linkSWITCH JOYSTICK 16A 250V2V17F1100SWITCH JOYSTICK 16A 250V68 - Immediate
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5S251S0F1000 datasheet linkJOYSTICK 5K OHM 2 AXIS PNL MT5S251S0F1000JOYSTICK 5K OHM 2 AXIS PNL MT28 - Immediate
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1D27F1500 datasheet linkSWITCH JOYSTICK 6A 250V1D27F1500SWITCH JOYSTICK 6A 250V27 - Immediate
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4R252S1E5500 datasheet linkJOYSTICK 5K OHM 2 AXIS PNL MT 1W4R252S1E5500JOYSTICK 5K OHM 2 AXIS PNL MT 1W5 - Immediate
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4R252S1N5500 datasheet linkJOYSTICK 5K OHM 2 AXIS PNL MT 1W4R252S1N5500JOYSTICK 5K OHM 2 AXIS PNL MT 1W11 - Immediate
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5T251S0F2100 datasheet linkJOYSTICK 5K OHM 2 AXIS PNL MT5T251S0F2100JOYSTICK 5K OHM 2 AXIS PNL MT05T251S0F2100 product page link
Published: 2012-06-29