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Customized control solutions from fingertip to full hand operation

With over 40 years of experience we have developed ourselves into a specialized joystick manufacturing company. Reliability and quality are the two words that describe our joystick controllers best. Developed for demanding applications in which you can't allow failures to happen. Althen controls has been developing and manufacturing customized joystick controllers for its unique customers also for small series. Whether you are an OEM company building 10 cranes per year or a mining machine manufacturer building 1000 machines a year, we are your quality partner. Get to know us, and be ready to co-develop your next generation of controls. 

Mechanical perfectionism

Our joystick controllers are crafted with the highest tolerances on mechanics. By holding the controller you will feel the smoothness, or stiffness of the handle which is controlled by different type of springs. With options such as high torque, spring return or light spring you will get the sensitivity suitable for your application

Rotary sensors & Switches

There are many ways to configure the brains of the joysticks using hall sensors, potentiometers and optionally directional switches. Depending on the application it is possible to have double, triple or even 4-double sensors to be able to give independent outputs on each axis. You want to have a special electrical angle? No problem. 

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Digital communication protocols

Digital interfaces that meet industry standards are ready and can be configured to integrate all your functionalities into a specific pcb board. Whether it is CAN Bus, J1939, CAN Open, USB, or other interfaces. 

 

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Custom designed handles

Every machine and every application has it's unique set of functions to be fitted into an industrial joystick controller. Therefore one joystick handle is often not the same as another joystick handle. See below more exotic examples of some of the customized handles we have crafted. 

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Applications where quality matters

Our joysticks are manufactured and designed to last a long time. With less than 0.01% return of our products we can be proud on our quality status. Have look on our industry specific category of products such as the Marine joysticks or the ATEX joysticks. Be aware; what you see is only a fraction of what you can get! Get in touch

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