XD Series Joysticks
APEM’s high-strength modular joysticks measure less than 60 mm below panel while withstanding horizontal loads up to 400 lbf
APEM’s XD series joystick, a multi-axis hand grip joystick specifically engineered for demanding vehicle applications. Featuring non-contacting Hall effect technology to provide up to 10 million operations, the XD series is a compact yet highly reliable joystick ideally suited for off-highway vehicles and machinery.
The XD series joystick measures just 60 mm below panel, yet withstands horizontal loads up to 400 lbf. The strength of the XD series has been achieved by utilizing all metal construction along with optimizing the wall thickness and diameter of the joystick’s lever. The result is a compact joystick with the mechanical integrity of a much larger, heavy duty joystick.
The XD series’ handle utilizes a unibody construction with modular inserts to provide design flexibility. This allows customers to purchase base joysticks which may then be configured as required. Insert options include an index trigger switch, operator presence paddle, and a customizable faceplate. The one-piece handle also limits ingress points and enables IP67 above panel environmental sealing.
The XD series provides SAE CAN bus J1939-71 outputs. All axis and button data are delivered on a CAN 2.0B compliant physical interface. Two additional signals allow configuration of the controller source address. The XD series can accommodate a 6 VDC to 35 VDC power supply and will operate between -40°C to +85°C.
- SIL 2 compatible
- Redundant Hall effect sensors
- Resists high axial load 1780 N, 400 lbf
- Shallow mounting depth of <60 mm
- Rated for 10 million life cycles
- SAE CAN bus J1939-71