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!

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 goal...

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...

27 06, 2017

Hall Effect: From The Start To The Present

By OEM | June 27, 2017 |

Categories: Hall Effect


 The simple definition of Hall effect is: reading magnetic force to create a proportional output, or proportional signal to create a specific output. In our industry, Hall effect technology is the latest and greatest state-of-the-art application...

25 05, 2017

1st Annual Linc Schoenberger Hot Dog Fundraiser

By OEM | May 25, 2017 |

Categories: Insider, Latest Events


Once a year, we have a fundraiser benefitting Relay for Life, the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

03 05, 2017

Waste Expo 2017

By OEM | May 03, 2017 |

Categories: Blog


Waste Expo 2017

OEM Controls, the leader in design and development of electrohydraulic controllers and control systems for 50 years, is excited to announce their participation with Waste Expo at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center from May 9-11,...

01 05, 2017

APEX Amsterdam 2017

By OEM | May 01, 2017 | | 0 Comments
25 04, 2017

OEM Attends Local Annual Career Fair

By OEM | April 25, 2017 |

Categories: Blog


Engineering Education in CT

On April 4, 2017, OEM Controls participated in the Annual Career Fair held at Emmett O’Brien Technical High School in Ansonia, Connecticut. Our Engineering Manager along with 2 Junior Engineers explained the importance...

29 03, 2017

Fluid Power World Interviews OEM at IFPE 2017

By OEM | March 29, 2017 |

Categories: Hall Effect/CAN Controllers, Rotary & Foot Pedals


 Fluid Power World contributing editor, Ken Korane speaks with Keith Simons, President of OEM Controls at IFPE 2017. Korane and Simons talk about the challenges the fluid power industry has recently faced and why things are looking up.

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