- 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 HMI 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 www.apem.com.

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

TS Series Thumbsticks

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APEM's TS Series Thumbstick is a proportional two axis joystick in a miniature package. Learn More

Hall-Effect Joysticks

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APEM's CJ series joystick features an ergonomic multifunction handle purposely designed for safety critical hand-operated applications.Learn More

HF Series Hall-Effect Joysticks

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APEM, Inc. introduces four new handle options for the Hall-effect HF series joysticks.Learn More

Featured Products

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Navigation Solutions

MEC, a leading manufacturer of premium pushbutton switches and wide-variety of switch accessories, proudly offers navigational solutions for menu and selection applications. Learn More

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Hall-Effect Joysticks

APEM offers a large variety of Hall-Effect joysticks. Learn More

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IH Series Hall Effect Switches Publish Date: 2011-05-25

APEM's IH series switches are low-maintenance, contactless, sealed pushbuttons in OFF-MOM and proportional output versions.

BF Series Paddle Control Publish Date: 2011-09-26

CH Products BF Series Paddle is the very latest generation in high precision contactless controls.

Based LEDs Publish Date: 2012-06-29

APEM's based LEDs' options include a high-intensity single-chip LED, cluster, or multi-chip.

Super Bright LED Indicators Publish Date: 2012-06-29

APEM's super bright LED indicators are sunlight readable, providing up to 10,000 mcd of light and a life expectancy of 100,000 hours.

5000 Series Toggle Switches Publish Date: 2012-06-29

APEM Components' 5000 series miniature toggle switches are available in 1- to 4-pole configurations and three types of finish including military black.

Professional Joysticks for Industrial Applications Publish Date: 2012-06-29

APEM's professional joysticks include the 1000, 4000, and 9000 series based on technologies including switch, proportional, and contactless joysticks.

Tools and Support

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Product Selection Guide

Search and view APEM’s Selection Guides for panel mount switches, PCB switches, industrial joysticks and LED indicators. Learn More

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Shortform Catalog

View APEM’s 2014-2015 shortform catalog for APEM and MEC switches. Learn More

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Corporate Brochure

APEM’s Corporate Brochure offers an overview of its major product lines. Learn More

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General Technical Information

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Recent PTMs View All (13)

Joysticks Hall Effects Based Publish Date: 2009-03-04

Sensitive linear movement sensing makes these joysticks ideal for long term use in interfaces with complex and safety critical applications.

Duration: 10 minutes
Joysticks Microswitch Based Publish Date: 2009-03-04

Offers a versatile range of low cost joysticks that are ideal for many light to medium duty environments where proportional control is not necessary..

Duration: 10 minutes
I Range Overview Publish Date: 2010-12-03

The I range family of sealed pushbutton switches options include front or rear mounting, 12mm or 16mm diameter bushings, and 4 electrical functions.

Duration: 10 minutes
Switches Publish Date: 2011-12-06

MEC offers high quality switches that have more than 10 million actuations, an IP 67 sealing and robustness of 100 N.

Duration: 5 minutes

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Q Series LED indicators

Steve Blackwell, Global product manager for LED indicators, introduces APEM's Q range.

QH Series

APEM presents the QH Series, or HALO indicators. The HALO is designed for use with panel mount switches in 16, 19, and 22mm switches such as the 16mm and 19mm AV Series Anti-Vandals or the 22mm AOS-ES Series E-Stops.

FD Series

APEM’s Product Manager, Samuel Reunif, presents 24mm and 30mm FD Series. Designed as a traditional illuminated pushbutton, integrating a series of filters and legends that react with Red and Green Illuminations.

NV Series

– APEM’s Product Manager, Samuel Reunif, presents the 16mm NV Series micro joystick capable of 4 or 5 Directions, enhanced tactile feedback, robust, and precise control. The NV Series, sealed to IP69K, is available in several actuator options.

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