OEM Controls Blog

OEM Controls has been the leader in design and development of electrohydraulic controllers and control systems since our establishment in 1966. We configure each product to individual customer specifications using field-proven components, a long list of available options, and state-of-the-art engineering expertise. Our core products include single and multi-axis joysticks and controllers, ergonomically designed multi-grip handles, electronic valve driver boards, microprocessor-based logic controllers and integrated panel systems.  We provide what our customers want, not just what we have in our catalogs.

OEM’s headquarter is in Shelton, Connecticut and we employ over 200 people. Our blog is an easy way of keeping new and existing customers updated on our latest products and in the loop with current events!


Recent Posts

14 03, 2018

Custom Solutions In Motion: Multi-Function Grip Handles With Keypads

By OEM | March 14, 2018 |

Categories: Blog


OEM Controls has been working tirelessly in engineering to expand our line of push buttons. One of our designs remedy the problem of a limited life span that most mechanical buttons have. Customized keypads are switch contacts used to complete...

12 02, 2018

Ergonomic Handles: An OEM Solution

By OEM | February 12, 2018 |

Categories: Blog


OEM Controls creates our products with the future in mind. OEM's ergonomic handles are designed to last and make the job easier for your team of operators. Our goal is to create a product that resolves the issues you have faced in the past and...

16 01, 2018

New HJS24 Dual Axis Controller

By OEM | January 16, 2018 | | 0 Comments

We are proud to introduce the new HJS24 dual axis controller. Its primary purpose is used as a friction or hold in place position for throttle type applications. The construction is similar to our other products with heavy duty cast metal...

14 12, 2017

Machine Shop Upgrade: The CNC 5 Axis Milling Machine

By OEM | December 14, 2017 | | 0 Comments

Employees in the machine shop have been busy adjusting the layout of the machine shop floor to make room for the highly anticipated installation of a brand new machine: a CNC 5 Axis Milling Machine! Prior to this addition, we had two 3 Axis...

14 12, 2017

New 3-D Printer Provides Improvement for Engineering Department

By OEM | December 14, 2017 | | 0 Comments

We are excited to announce an addition to our engineering department: another new 3-D printer!

30 10, 2017

Systems & Chairs: Value Added Assemblies Since the Early 80's

By OEM | October 30, 2017 |

Categories: Blog


Since the start of OEM Controls in 1966, the focus was to provide high quality equipment needs. The company grew and OEM Controls has been providing custom enclosures, control system assemblies, arm chairs, and pods since the early 80's. We...

25 10, 2017

RS Controller: The Unsung Hero

By OEM | October 25, 2017 | | 0 Comments


08 09, 2017

Blood Drive

By OEM | September 08, 2017 | | 0 Comments

Recently OEM Controls coordinated a Blood Drive with the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross “prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors”. Their...

01 09, 2017

Annual Company Picnic

By OEM | September 01, 2017 |

Categories: Blog


On August 11th, we hosted our Annual Company Picnic; a tradition we have been celebrating for over 30 years. Employees enjoyed games, a pizza truck, drinks, dancing, as well as a huge water balloon fight! Five years ago, the passing of our Vice...

05 07, 2017

Hall Effect: The Ins and Outs, Ups and Downs, of Switching Over

By OEM | July 05, 2017 |

Categories: Hall Effect



The utilization of a joystick with Hall effect technology entails changing over from a basic mechanical controller into an electronic system. It’s not easy; going from potentiometer to Hall effect is a quantum leap...

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