- For over 60 years, APEM has been a leading manufacturer of high quality miniature and industrial switches, offering one of the broadest ranges of products in the industry.  APEM’s portfolio, comprised of an expanding range of HMI interface products, includes switches, joysticks, indicators and keypads.

APEM is a vertically integrated manufacturer with a strong commitment to maintaining its exceptionally high standards in safety, service and reliability, while continuing its emphasis on innovation and product development.  For more information about APEM, Inc.’s product line, please visit the company’s website at

CH Products and MEC Switches are trade names of APEM, Inc.

TS Series Thumbsticks

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APEM's TS Series Thumbstick is a proportional two axis joystick in a miniature package. Learn More

Hall-Effect Joysticks

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APEM's CJ series joystick features an ergonomic multifunction handle purposely designed for safety critical hand-operated applications.Learn More

HF Series Hall-Effect Joysticks

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APEM, Inc. introduces four new handle options for the Hall-effect HF series joysticks.Learn More

Featured Products

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Navigation Solutions

MEC, a leading manufacturer of premium pushbutton switches and wide-variety of switch accessories, proudly offers navigational solutions for menu and selection applications. Learn More

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Hall-Effect Joysticks

APEM offers a large variety of Hall-Effect joysticks. Learn More

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Q10/14/16/19/22 Series RGBs

APEM's RGB indicators allow the user to create a large variety of unique colors and tones. Learn More

Multimec™ 10C Caps

MEC Switches' Multimec™ 10C caps have a diameter of 19.2 mm and a slightly concave surface for good ergonomic feel. Learn More

JC Series Multi-Axis Hall Effect Joystick

APEM's JC series joysticks are designed specifically for keyboard integration, making them ideal where space is limited and precision control is required. Learn More

Q12-7P/Q12-7F LED Indicators

APEM's Q series half-inch panel-mount LED indicator is an excellent option for replacing any half-inch indicator currently on the market. Learn More

Emergency Stop Switches and Accessories

APEM's emergency stop switches feature many different actuator options including a push to lock, pull or twist to release function, and two pole positive break. Learn More

XD Series Joysticks

APEM’s XD series joystick, a multi-axis hand grip joystick specifically engineered for demanding vehicle applications. Learn More

Tools and Support

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Product Selection Guide

Search and view APEM’s Selection Guides for panel mount switches, PCB switches, industrial joysticks and LED indicators. Learn More

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Shortform Catalog

View APEM’s 2014-2015 shortform catalog for APEM and MEC switches. Learn More

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Corporate Brochure

APEM’s Corporate Brochure offers an overview of its major product lines. Learn More

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Find the latest news from APEM. Learn More

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General Technical Information

Search and view general technical information about APEM’s products. Learn More

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Review safety standards, product qualifications, quality standards and more from APEM. Learn More

Recent PTMs View All (13)

TS Series Miniature Hall Effect Joysticks Updated: 2018-09-06

TS Series features contactless hall effect technology, analog output, and 1 million lifecycles.

Duration: 5 minutes
PC Series Pendant Controller Publish Date: 2016-03-18

APEM Inc.’s PC series is an innovative and ergonomic game style pendant controller

Duration: 5 minutes
HF Series of Hall Effect Joysticks Publish Date: 2015-11-25

Four new handle options for the HF series of Hall effect joystick.

Duration: 10 minutes
LED Indicators Overview Updated: 2015-08-24

LED indicators construction, applications, and design options along with APEM's part number configuration.

Duration: 5 minutes

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APEM TS Series with LED Backlighting | Digi-Key Daily

APEM expands its TS series Thumbstick range to include an LED backlighting option. The TS series is a miniature joystick featuring contactless Hall effect technology to provide long life proportional control.

LED RGB Indicators

Discover APEM's range of RGB LED Indicators!

APEM XD Series Joystick | Digi-Key Daily

APEM’s XD series joystick, a multi-axis hand grip joystick specifically engineered for demanding vehicle applications.

APEM PZ Series Keypad | Digi-Key Daily

The PZ series keypad from APEM is intended for applications requiring high reliability. Due to its closed surface, the PZ series keypad is sealed up to IP68, preventing the ingress of liquids and other contaminants.

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