OTTO Controls and ALDERS: Controls for military vehicles, aviation and construction machines
At ALDERS you receive high-precision control grips for many different application purposes. Whether you want to steer and control heavy construction machines or aircraft, the precise control or steering is of utmost importance. In addition to our own brand ALDERS, we rely on the high-grade products by OTTO Controls. That way we can offer you a broad range of control grips that are suited to applications in several areas:
- agricultural machines
- military vehicles
- construction machines
- cable-based manual remote controls
We will gladly assist you with our experience and our expertise to find the most suitable control grip for your application. So that nothing stands in the way of precise and comfortable control.
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Multi-function grips by ALDERS and OTTO Controls – high-precision control technology
Our own control grips and those from our premium partner OTTO Controls function as the interface between the machine and the operator. Their job is to transfer the movements of the operator precisely to the machine in the most diverse areas such as aviation and in construction machines. That is why precision and high quality are so important for these products. The control grips by OTTO Controls and ALDERS have integrated pushbuttons, mini-joysticks, trim switches, thumbwheels or incremental encoders are multi-functional and all that both for digital and proportional signals. We can adapt each grip plate to your requirement profile, because we are aware that each application area demands other configurations. Due to the modular system the multi-function grips can be installed on already existing hydraulic or electric substructures. And if your machines do not already have the respective devices then we can provide complete solutions including electrical substructures or complete CAN-BUS systems. At ALDERS we also produce multi-function grips, for which we can provide numerous configuration options. This gives you the choice between different thumb plates for the various application areas. The multi-function grips permit two types of controls. So you have the choice between the standard orthogonal type, where you can only move the control grip along two axes. Or you choose the light orthogonal type that permits almost 360-degree movements.
With the control grip AG2006 we are in a position to design and assemble a customer-specific control grip individually. Different colours and models, special coatings, as well as different assembly adapters are possible. Small series are also realisable.
The AG2006 is available for the right and the left hand. In addition, there is a version without a thumb plate.
Heavy Equipment & Material Handling Grips
- Rugged injection molded grip can be outfitted with a variety of OTTO switches
- Ergonomic design for extended use
- Custom designs
- Left or right hand orientation available
- Comfortable Soft Touch Grip available
- Helicopter Cyclic & Collective
- Flight Control
- Throttle Control
The Contour Grip?s ergonomic design was created with feedback from experts in the field including machine operators who tested it in a virtual reality environment. The shape was refined after multiple modifications to come up with the final user-friendly version. The design minimizes muscle strain in the arms and wrists allowing for extended use with minimal fatigue. Virtually any OTTO switch can be used in the grip including Hall effect and electromechanical switches like OTTO?s HTW series thumbwheel switches, K series rocker switches, P and HP series pushbutton switches and T series toggle switches to name a few. This means that you can build your own grip based on application specific needs. Both left- and right-handed versions are available.
OTTO Controls just launched a wired controller.
- Standard USB interface
- Lightweight, modular design
- Readily available options include3 HTL series and P7 switches
- Ergonomic design for comfortable use
- Excellent proportional control
- Electronics sealed to IP68S
- EMI/RFI shielding
- RoHS/WEE/Reach Compliant
Control grips are the interface between the machine and the operator. Our control grips are multi-functional thanks to the integrated pushbuttons, mini-joysticks, trim switches, thumbwheels or incremental encoders, and it does not matter if you require a digital or a proportional signal.
Our control grips are used in a large variety of areas, such as e.g. agricultural and construction machines. Each grip plate cab be individually designed. Thanks to the modular system, the multi-function grips can be mounted on existing hydraulic or electric substructures. However, we also offer complete solutions including an electrical substructure or complete CAN-BUS systems.
With the “operator control module” our premium partner OTTO Controls provides the option to develop and produce customer-specific ergonomic operating units and equip them with joysticks, Hall Effect elements, pushbuttons or illuminated keypads. The markets for such modules are the areas agricultural and construction machines and in other off-road vehicles applications. OTTO Controls is able to create 3D models from plastic so that the ergonomics can be tested already in the early development phase.
The G2 Commander grip is a rugged control grip suitable for demanding applications. The standard G2 offers 9 different faceplate configurations that include pushbutton, toggle, transducer, split trim and Hall Effect switches.
The G2 has been enhanced with a USB option that enumerates as a standard human interface device (HID) joystick. No software drivers are required. The USB device supports up to 18 buttons and 8 analog inputs.
The G2 Commander Grip is suitable for use in military, aerospace and industrial applications and is the ideal solution where durability and dependability are required.
Control grips: Many years of experience in producing electromechanics
Thanks to our excellent network of premium partners, we can offer you a wide range of control grips. OTTO Controls has been our partner since our company ALDERS was founded and we maintain a close and trusting business relationships to OTTO Controls as with all our other sales partners. That is why we know the products such as control grips and joysticks by OTTO Controls extremely well, so that we can provide excellent and competent advice and, on request, we can perform specific configurations. We have over more than 25 years of experience in the field of electromechanics and electronic engineering, so you can rely 100% on our expertise. Our premium partner OTTO Controls has operated in this sector for more than 50 years and produces high-grade and precise control grips for aviation, military technology and also for agricultural and construction machines. The company places great importance on ergonomics because that is the only way that absolute operating safety can be guaranteed. There are versions for right-handed and left-handed operators of OTTO Controls joysticks, control grips and multi-function grips. Put your trust in ALDERS and our premium partners when you need precise control of machines and vehicles!
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