Thumb Control suits material handling applications.

Press Release Summary:

Operating from 5 Vdc supply, 3-position FR Series provides analog voltage output at each detent location. Single-axis unit, featuring contactless Hall Effect technology, is available with single or redundant outputs and is rated up to 3 million full forward-to-back lifecycles Environmentally sealed to IP69K, rocker switch operates in extreme temperatures from -40 to +85°C. Series can be specified with 10 in. flying leads or Molex .100 in. pitch connector in bottom of housing.

Original Press Release:

APEM, Inc. Introduces the FR Series Hall Effect Thumb Control

Three position rocker switch is specifically designed for material handling applications

VISTA, CALIFORNIA -- APEM, Inc. a manufacturer of joysticks, trackballs and pushbutton switches introduces the new FR Series, a single axis three position Hall effect thumb control designed for material handling and construction applications requiring a reliable device for “change direction” and “gear switching” functions.

Operating from a 5VDC supply, the FR is a three position controller providing an analog voltage output at each detent location. The FR Series features contactless Hall effect technology to provide long life performance. Available with single or redundant outputs, this three position controller is rated up to three million full forward to back lifecycles.

The FR Series is environmentally sealed to IP69K and designed for operation in extreme temperatures from -40 to +85°C making it ideally suited for material handling, construction and agriculture applications.

The FR Series may be specified with either 10” flying leads or a Molex 2.54mm (.100”) pitch connector in the bottom of the housing. Single output configurations feature a 5 position TE 3-647166-5 connector. Dual output configurations feature a 7 position TE 3-647166-7 connector.

APEM’s new FR Series offers a wide range of configuration options including voltage output range, handle color and mounting style.

About APEM, Inc. For over 60 years, APEM has been a leading manufacturer of high quality miniature and industrial switches, offering one of the broadest ranges of products in the industry. APEM’s portfolio, comprised of an expanding range of MMI interface products, includes switches, joysticks, indicators and keypads.

APEM is a vertically integrated manufacturer with a strong commitment to maintaining its exceptionally high standards in safety, service and reliability, while continuing its emphasis on innovation and product development. For more information about APEM, Inc.’s product line, please visit the company’s website at

CH Products and MEC Switches are trade names of APEM, Inc.

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