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 06, 2015

New Drum Rotation Indicator System

By OEM | June 08, 2015 |

Categories: Blog, Latest Products


Drum Rotation Indicator System

The Drum Rotation Indicator System for mobile cranes and boom trucks puts precise control over drum rotation and rate of movement right at the operator’s fingertips with unparalleled durability and reliability. By...

07 05, 2015

New Thumper Solenoid

By OEM | May 07, 2015 |

Categories: Blog, Latest Products


OEM Controls New Design “Thumper” Solenoids for our Drum Rotation Indicator (DRI) and Machine Feedback Systems

OEM Controls has been providing Drum Rotation Indicator (DRI) and Machine Feedback Controllers and Systems with “Thumper” solenoids...

10 02, 2015

New Handle Configurator

By OEM | February 10, 2015 |

Categories: Blog, Latest Products



We are pleased to introduce the launch of our new Interactive product / handle-grip configuration software for our Hall Effect and Can bus line of controllers. This is a web-based software which allows you to configure your controller with our...

16 01, 2015

We regretfully announce the passing of Beth N. Simons

By OEM | January 16, 2015 |

Categories: Blog, Latest Products


On behalf of S. Brian Simons, CEO and Founder of OEM Controls, Inc., we regretfully announce the passing of Beth N. Simons.  Loving and caring wife to Brian; mother to Sam (President Data-Delivery Division), Keith (President of Controls Division),...

22 09, 2014

Functional Safety Design Training Completed

By OEM | September 22, 2014 |

Categories: Blog, Latest Products


On June 27, 2014, OEM Controlssuccessfully completed Functional Safety Design Training to EN ISO 13849 & IEC 62061, with reference to IEC 61508. The participants learned the defined requirements for design, including proof of functional safety of...

13 06, 2014

In Memory of Deborah P. Simons

By OEM | June 13, 2014 |

Categories: Blog


Sam Simons and the team at OEM Data Delivery are deeply saddened to share the news that Deborah Powell Simons has passed away. She died peacefully on June 11 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford, Connecticut, surrounded by her devoted family and dear...

20 05, 2014

A Message

By OEM | May 20, 2014 |

Categories: Blog


It is with great sorrow that I must advise that Linc Schoenberger has passed after more than a year fighting cancer.   For over 35 years, Linc has been a pillar of our company.  His strong leadership and guidance has been an invaluable asset to OEM...

17 04, 2014

Product Announcement: Boot AA/168

By OEM | April 17, 2014 |

Categories: Blog, boot, product announcement, Latest Products


The top boot for all full flange & reduced flange RG handles are being changed from AA/4 to AA/168.

01 04, 2014

The New Wave: Micro Controllers

By OEM | April 01, 2014 |

Categories: Blog, OEM, s9, Latest Products, Micro Controllers


I wanted to provide you with a brief overview of our latest micro controller additions. S9 is a single axis hall effect devise similar to the MS10 controller, but smaller in mounting dimensions.  Made primarily as a component to put into our MG...

24 02, 2014

OEM Robot - ConExpo/IFPE 2014

As a proud sponsor of our local FIRST Robotics competition team, Shelton High School, Shelton, CT, we are very excited to be showcasing an example of the capabilities and skills this program is helping to develop for the future engineers and...

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