Abrams M1A2 Gunner Controller Assembly

Essex Industries is a leading manufacturer of platform controls supporting our partners with 75+ year’s defense supplier experience, lean MBE manufacturing, in-house testing, rapid prototyping/in-house 3D printing and an overwhelming drive to take care of our customers and the end user. Essex manufactures some of the most complex human-machine interface controls for the most advanced ground, and air combat vehicles in the world.

Abrams M1A2 Commander Controller Assembly

Essex Industries is a leading manufacturer of platform controls supporting our partners with 75+ year’s defense supplier experience, lean MBE manufacturing, in-house testing, rapid prototyping/in-house 3D printing and an overwhelming drive to take care of our customers and the end user. Essex manufactures some of the most complex human-machine interface controls for the most advanced ground, and air combat vehicles in the world.

Abrams M1A2 Weapons Controller Assembly

Essex Industries is a leading manufacturer of platform controls supporting our partners with 75+ year’s defense supplier experience, lean MBE manufacturing, in-house testing, rapid prototyping/in-house 3D printing and an overwhelming drive to take care of our customers and the end user. Essex manufactures some of the most complex human-machine interface controls for the most advanced ground, and air combat vehicles in the world.

DUAL CURSOR GRIPS

Right and left slew grips, mounted on the console to provide sensor control.

LM-100J

The LM-100J control yoke is identical to that of the C-130J. This system handles pitch and roll flight control, as well as the control of various aircraft systems such as pitch trim, communications and other on-board avionics.

AMBIDEXTROUS CURSOR GRIP

The Ambidextrous Cursor Grip is designed for applications where there is not sufficient room for both right and left slew grips.  This single control is suitable for use by the right or left hand and mounts on the console between the seats for use by both pilot and co-pilot.

ERGONOMIC COLLECTIVE GRIP

The Ergonomic Collective Grip has a unique shape that provides the optimum hand position for long-range comfort, reducing fatigue during flight.  The patent-pending design incorporates additional switches to eliminate hand repositioning or dual seat inputs.

The new Ergonomic Collective Grip enables pilots to fly the aircraft while maintaining control of all electronic switch functions.

Essex developed the Ergonomic Collective Grip for the UH-60 Black Hawk with eight different switches, including a Cursor Slew Switch and HUD Switch, which are not typically available on a collective grip.

The Ergonomic Collective Grip can be modified to fit any rotary platform and is particularly suited to those applications that require a wide range of functionality.  Switches can be changed, as needed, to include uses such as weapon or sensor control.

We are proud to provide some of the most complex man-machine interface controls for the advanced military air and ground vehicles.

F-35 JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER THROTTLE GRIP

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Throttle Grip is machined from a high-strength aluminum alloy casting.  It contains a transducer, optical encoder and several single and multi-function switches. In addition to engine power control, these features allow for display cursor control, menu scroll/select, speed brakes, countermeasures, communications and weapons system functions. Along with the stick grip, Essex conducted a comprehensive qualification program for the F-35, including full environmentals, vibration, shock and EMI testing.

Essex manufactures some of the most complex human-machine interface controls for the most advanced ground, and air combat vehicles in the world.

F-35 JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER SIDESTICK GRIP

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Sidestick Grip, along with the throttle grip, is the main pilot/aircraft interface for flight, avionics and armament systems. Manufactured from precision cast aluminum, this grip is resistant to environmental and structural conditions per MIL-STD-810. In addition to an adjustable palm rest, the stick grip contains a variety of single and multi-function switch assemblies for pitch/roll trim, display management, aerial refueling, nosewheel steering, autopilot override, weapon select, air-to-ground weapon release, gun and air-to-air weapon release.

Essex manufactures some of the most complex human-machine interface controls for the most advanced ground, and air combat vehicles in the world.

F-22 RAPTOR THROTTLE GRIP

The F-22 Raptor Throttle Grip is the main pilot/aircraft interface for flight, avionics and armament systems. Manufactured of precision cast aluminum, this grip is resistant to environmental conditions per MIL-STD-810.

Essex manufactures some of the most complex human-machine interface controls for the most advanced ground, and air combat vehicles in the world.