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!

08 05, 2018

Fluid Power Technology Conference

By OEM | May 08, 2018 | | 0 Comments

OEM Controls will be attending and exhibiting at the Fluid Power Technology Conference May 14th – 16th at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) Kern Center in Wisconsin. The Fluid Power Technology Conference brings professionals and academics...

19 04, 2018

Custom Solutions in Motion: Helping Keep Our Water Ways Clean

By OEM | April 19, 2018 | | 0 Comments

Marine litter is a very serious environmental issue. Over six million tons of debris enter the world’s oceans every year. Every day, ships throughout the world discard 5.5 million pieces of debris into the oceans. If that doesn’t make you cringe,...

02 04, 2018

OEM Controls Takes On Waste Expo 2018

By OEM | April 02, 2018 | | 0 Comments

OEM Controls is always working on ways to expand and enhance our current products. As our ideas come to life we become eager to share it with industry professionals and the rest of the world. We are happy to announce that we will again be attending...

22 03, 2018

Introducing the OEM Compass!

By OEM | March 22, 2018 | | 0 Comments

As in the four directions of a controller or points on a compass, the OEM compass not only points out our most important values to keep us in the right direction, but it’s also an important feature of our identity. Together, the four points are...

14 03, 2018

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

By OEM | March 14, 2018 |

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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 housing,...

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 Milling...

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 |

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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 realized...

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