Joysticks Industry & Mechanical Engineering

Wide selection of industrial joysticks

Elma offers a wide variety of industrial joysticks and control handles manufactured by Spohn & Burckhardt. Small joysticks are developed for applications where space is limited. For heavy industrial applications robust joysticks are available. The joysticks made by Spohn & Burkhardt have a very long lifespan and guarantee minimally 10 million mechanical operations. Each joystick can be tailored to your specific needs and be provided with ATEX components for use in explosion sensitive environments. If needed an industrial joystick can be customized to a specific application or to specific demands. Elma sales engineers can assist you with the selection of the right joystick.

Joysticks and control levers from Spohn & Burkhardt:

Important features of industrial joysticks

  • All-round joysticks offering precise control in all situations.
  • Ergonomically & cleverly designed handles that integrate different options such as pushbuttons, switches and sensors.
  • A great number of outputs: precision potentiometers, HALL sensors, contactless potentiometers, absolute encoders, various BUS protocols.
  • Robust mechanical construction
  • High IP values
  • ATEX versions (EEx d).

Applications, Custom-made Solutions, Specific Requirements.

Spohn & Burkhardt’s industrial joysticks are used in many applications and markets: port cranes, construction machinery, agricultural technology, ships, conveyor set-ups, drive technology, in transports & logistics and plant constructions. They are highly functional and can be equipped with all sorts of practical accessories.

Almost every customer wants to rely on the durable, safe and reliable operation of a joysticks or control handle. At Elma we implement Spohn & Burkhardt control units on a daily basis. Their have a long service life

Experience over several decades has taught us something important: a joystick never is ‘just a joystick’. Consultation with users is absolutely necessary in order to supply a fitting and reliable joystick solution. We would like to know exactly how and where the device will be used. Which are the special details that should be taken into account? Which are the prevailing conditions in the work environment? Spohn & Burkhardt’s wide assortment of joysticks, handles, buttons and electrical components offer almost endless possibilities. As a result, very special and complex customer requirements can be met, quickly and without complications.

Questions to ask when selecting a joystick or control handle

  • Functionalities: how often is the joystick used? Which functions should it be used to perform? How may switch stages are used? How many axes do you want to control: 1, 2 or 3?
  • External conditions: must it withstand extreme temperatures? Should it be weatherproof or saltwater resistant? Does it come into contact with oil, ozone or UV radiation?
  • Workload: in which market is the joystick going to be used? How large or heavy can the controler be? What is the installation situation like? How precise are the control tasks?
  • Electrical components: which attachments, connections and installations are necessary? Is the joystick going to be used in an Atex/Ex environment? Should dead man’s function be integrated? Which output signal should be used?
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