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

Industrial joysticks: important features

  • 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 an industrial joystick or control handle

  • Functionality: how often will you be using the joystick? Which functions are necessary for optimal performance? What is the number of switch stages you would like to use? How many axes are needed for control tasks? (1 – 2 – 3?)
  • Operational environment: is your joystick exposed to extreme temperatures? Do you need a weatherproof or saltwater resistant device? Is the joystick or lever exposed to oil, ozone or UV radiation?
  • Workload: what is the market andor application the joystick going to be used in? Is there a maximum allowed size and/or weight for the controler? What is the installation situation like? What is the precision of your control and positioning tasks?
  • Electrical components: which installations, attachments, connections are necessary? Is the joystick going to be used in an Atex/Ex environment? Is there a need for a dead man’s function? What is the desired output signal?
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