APEM HR Series Friction-Hold

Precision Proportional Output Control.

Distinctive features
The APEM HR series thumbwheels allow reliable and precise proportional control. Developed to equip the handles of joysticks, remote controls and armrests in harsh environments, they are available with FOUR different actuators. Backlighting and detent options (click in preset positions) are also available.

  • Long life
  • IP68 Sealing against water and dust
  • Backlighting and detent options
  • EMI/RFI Shielding

Typical Applications

  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Material handling
  • Road maintenance

Complementary products APEM TW Series, CW Series, KR

  • + expand all
  • - collapse all



Mechanical Operating Angle ±35° (versions S/G/L) ±20°(version k)
Spring to Center Y -
Operating Force at Center 2N ± 0.5N (without detent position) 4N ± 0.5N (with detent position)
Mechanical Life 5 million cycles (without detent) -


Hall Effect Sensor Y -
Supply Voltage 5Vdc ± 0.5v -
Reverse Polarity −10V max. -
Overvoltage +20V max. -
Return to Center Voltage (no load) ±0.2V -
Consumption 11mA max. (single output) 22mA max. (dual output)
LED Supply 6Vdc 10mA -


Operating Temperature Range −30°C to +70°C -
Storage Temperature Range −40°C to +85°C -
Environmental Protection Sealed to IP68S According to IEC 60529


Materials Wheel Polyamide with coloring
Support Polyamide, black
Electronics Sealing, epoxy
Connector Polyester (Molex 0510210700)
Multiwire lead AWG28

Market Applications

Track-mounted Rock Crusher

Traditional open pit mining required either costly fixed rock crusher installations or very limited mobility portable plant systems. The development […] Read More

Water Sprayer

In many remote work sites, water is a rare and expensive resource that must be conserved. Maintaining precise control over […] Read More

Self-Leveling Scaffold

This power scaffold is used in large building construction projects. The scaffold can be loaded with up to 20,000 pounds […] Read More

Modular Causeway System

The Modular Causeway System is the Army’s means for offloading war-fighting equipment when no port facility is available. The system […] Read More

Agricultural Machinery – Electromechanical HMI Control (APEM)

APEM Offers a Complete Range of Electromechanical HMI for Agricultural Machinery: Joysticks, Paddles Rockers, Pushbuttons Micro Joysticks, Panel Switches …and more […] Read More


Can't find what you are looking for or need more information? Contact us