Industrial joysticks and position feedback sensors

We offer standard industrial joystick controllers and position sensors, but can also help you with a tailor-made measuring or HMI-solution.

Please contact us to help you with the best solution for your application: call us at +31 (0)70 392 44 21, email or use our contactform.

Our Product Scope

Applications where our products are used:

Sensors and Joystick Controllers for Maritime Applications | Image Vessel with Crane - 600

Sensors & Joysticks for the Marine Industry

The maritime & marine industry requires heavy duty sensors & HMI-products for hostile environments. The parts need to be explosion proof, reliable and intrinsically safe (ATEX). Our sensors and joysticks will help you save (maintenance) costs and can be part of your automation and digitalisation program.

Application examples Marine Industry

Sensors & Joysticks for the Offshore Industry

The offshore industry requires explosion proofreliable and intrinsically safe (ATEX) sensors & HMI-products for harsh and hazardous environments. Our sensors and joysticks contribute to sustainable, safer and more cost-effective operations.

Application examples Offshore

Accurate control of devices for medical robotic application

Robocath is a French start-up founded in 2009 by radiologist Philippe Bencteux. His idea? To robotize catheterization and so offer a machine that cardiologists can control their devices remotely from a control station integrating a Command Unit with 2 joysticks.

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Custom designed joystick controllers and position feedback sensors

Human machine interface has become our craftsmanship. Our philosophy goes further than producing joystick controllers and position feedback sensors, we believe in quality and attention for each individual application over quantity and mass production.

Each of our customers is unique, therefore we have developed more than thousand unique joystick controllers and position feedback sensors, each tailored to the application. By co-designing the best possible product for our customers, we believe to offer the ultimate OEM experience modern machine builders are looking for.


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Alten Sensors & Controls Merry Christmas
08 December 2022

Merry Christmas and a very happy 2023

The holidays and the end of the year 2022 are fastly approaching. This year Althen Sensors & Contols will be closed between Christmas and New Year's Day. During the period from Friday 24 December 2022 to Monday 2 January 2023 our offices will be closed, and it will be more difficult for you to reach us.
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12 March 2021

Althen Sensors & Controls BV expands with the acquisition of Metesco BV

Althen Sensors & Controls expands its activities, with the strategic acquisition of Metesco Nederland BV. With the addition of Metesco, Althen gains access to a whole new market segment, namely the rental of sensors, measurement systems and portable measurement & data acquisition equipment. Richard Zwakke founded Metesco BV in 2005 and has since grown it into a renowned name in the world of rental of measuring instruments, measuring systems and innovative on-demand solutions.
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14 December 2020

A new office for Althen Controls

Althen Sensors & Controls BV (The Netherlands) has moved to a new location. For months we have been renovating our new office building, which has been bought earlier this year. Our new premises is combining the exterior of an old industrial building with a comfortable and modern interior.
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27 October 2020

New brochure for 50JCK-ex EX Hand Joystick

Download the new brochure of the heavy duty 50JCK-ex EX Hand Joystick for technical specifications, configurations and EX certifcates.
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16 March 2020

Measures ALTHEN Group because of COVID-19 (Corona)

Following the recent developments surrounding COVID-19 (Corona), we want to provide you with relevant information about the impact it has on our business.
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