Industrial Joystick Controllers, Footpedals, Rotary Position Sensors and Linear Position Sensors
Modern operating concepts for the interface between human and machine
Joysticks are becoming increasingly important as input devices in operating concepts for the human-machine interface. From simple operations in which one switch is operated per direction of movement, up to multi-stage configurations.
As you specialized partner, Althen offers a comprehensive selection of robust joysticks with state-of-the-art, non-contact Hall sensors and classic potentiometers. Designed for applications in tight spaces to heavy industry applications. Our joystick program is based on high-quality components that ensure a long-lasting function of up to 10 million movements. Basically, we adapt the joysticks to your specific requirements and, if necessary, equip them with ATEX components for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.
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Custom made control solutions
This is what makes us tick. Our in-house design and engineering capabilities allow us to develop customized controllers. We can turn every technical challenge into a working solution.
Based on our experience with many different type of Joystick controllers we are able to offer the best solution for your application.
If you provide us with the application and your requirements, we look forward to help you with a standard controller or to develop a tailor made HMI-solution for you.
We offer a grat variety of different joysticks: mini joysticks, finger joysticks, hand joysticks, multi-operational cobra joysticks and joysticks for marine and hazardous environments (Atex certified). Our specialized joystick program offers long life time joysticks with a life expectancy up to 10.000.000 movements.
Designed for applications with narrow spaces up to heavy duty industries. Various models with various output signals.
We offer various footpedals from low cost o the high-performance market. Our footpedals are equipped with potentiometers, hall effect sensors and/or switches. Our footpedals are equipped with potentiometers, hall effect sensors and/or switches.
These footpedals are suited for use in all kind of industries and applications. From industrial applications such as mining vehicles and winches, up to medical instruments and studio equipment.
Our precision Rotary potentiometers use conductive plastic technology (infinite resolution), are available as wirewound models with larger power dissipation and longer lifetime or use hybrid (combined advantages) technology. A wide choice of resistive outputs is offered.
Besides the different contactless models we offer a great variety in types such as Single-turn/Multi-turn, specials such as Sinus/Cosinus potentiometers, oil-filled types, multiple gang types, motorised potentiometers and a number of turns-counting dials.
Our Linear Potentiometers are specifically designed to measure and control linear displacements in absolute mode. They are absolute detecting systems, that keep the actual position data at power off.
That makes them perfectly suited for applications in industrial operating machines where it is difficult to reset the axis zero point at the system power on, for instance if the material machining lasts for long.
Advantages of our controllers
- Fingertip, palm grip or hand operated joystick controllers for smooth and precise control in the harshest environments
- Ergonomic and smart handle designs, pushbuttons, switches and selectable options tailored for your application
- Precision potentiometer output, optional CAN open interface
- HALL effect IC contactless output available
- Rugged mechanics and high IP rating for long lifetime
- Special joystick designs: with ATEX components (EEx d)
- or Dynamic Positioning for maritime applications