Thumb Joysticks

Miniature joysticks for handheld, control panel and hand joystick applications

Thumb joysticks are mostly used when the hand is already helping in the application to support the control task. Therefore, only the thumb is available for control, as it is often implemented in a classic remote control. But thumb joysticks are also used in large hand joysticks for additional control tasks.

Thumb joysticks are integrated in applications with very limited space that require compact and small control devices. Thumb joysticks are therefore to be regarded as miniature joysticks. In addition to miniaturization, the thumb control mode also has an impact on functionality. It is usually limited to one or two control axes and a maximum of one pushbutton. A special form is the TRY20 with three axes, where the Z-axis is controlled with the fingers.

In many applications a technical adjustment is required and MEGATRON offers the solution. We have the claim to provide each customer individually with the best functional and economical result. With high delivery reliability and assured quality products, we focus on long-term partnerships and accompany you throughout the entire lifespan of your application.


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Thumb joystick-TRY20
Thumb Joystick TRY20
The smallest 3-axis joystick on the market thanks to the rotatable knob
  • 3 axes due to rotatable knob (2-axis version optional)
  • Particularly low height above the panel (21 mm without seal, 28 mm with seal)
  • Outstanding quality of mechanics and sensors for many years of reliable operation
  • Contactless, wear-free Hall sensor technology for consistent signal quality over the entire service life
  • Redundant output signals optionally possible for particularly safety-critical applications
Thumb joystick-PW30
Thumb Joystick PW30
Proportional rocker input element with conductive plastic potentiometer or Hall sensor
  • 1 axis rocker (proportional output, non-latching)
  • Potentiometer or Hall sensors
  • Spring return to centre (or to end position on request)
  • Ergonomic handle design
  • Optionally redundant
Thumb joystick-TRY13
Thumbwheel TRY13
Small thumb wheel joysticks with Hall sensors
  • Ergonomic thumb wheel / Single axis joystick
  • Up to 5 million cycles
  • Contactless, wear-free Hall sensor joysticks
  • With spring return
  • Sensitive response to user operation
  • Wheel available in colours red, grey, black or blue
Thumb joystick-TRY13M
Thumb Joystick TRY13m
Miniature single axis joystick - the smallest thumb wheel joystick
  • 1-axis miniature joystick / Thumb wheel
  • Return-to-centre (spring return)
  • Hall-effect sensor with proportional signal output
  • Easy snap-In mounting
  • Optionally PWM signal available
Thumb joystick-TRY14
Thumb Joystick TRY14
Modern miniature thumb joystick with a broad selection of handles and options
  • Broad selection of handle shapes
  • Good cost/performance ratio
  • Installation depth from 13 mm
  • Contactless Hall sensors, optionally redundant
  • Waterproof, IP class 68 (1 metre) / or even resisting steam jets (IP69K)
  • Optional dual outputs, or even redundant with independent power supply
  • Pushbutton in handle available
  • Analogue voltage output, PWM or USB interface
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