Joysticks Gain Add-Ons

June 13, 2019


APEM, Inc. introduces new configuration options for their XD series joystick including single axis operation, higher operating torques, and dual Hall effect rollers.  Accompanied by new configuration options, the XD series is now more suitable for use across a greater variety of vehicle application. Single axis joysticks are widely used in scissor and boom lift applications. Higher operating torques are common requirements for construction applications including hydraulic excavators and mining vehicles. Both single axis operation and higher operating torques can be specified from the XD series configuration guide.


As an additional new offering, the XD series may now also be specified with dual HR series Hall effect thumbwheels. Utilizing proven non-contacting technology, the HR series provides precise linear voltage outputs for over five million lifecycles. In combination with the primary X and Y joystick axis, the XD series can provide up to 4 axes of proportional control. Common applications include telehandler and articulated loaders.


The XD series is rugged Hand Grip joystick engineered for demanding vehicle applications. Featuring non-contacting Hall effect technology to provide more than 10 million operations, the XD series measures just 60 mm below panel yet withstands horizontal loads up to 400 lb/f. The result is a compact yet robust joystick ideally suited for off-highway vehicles and machinery.