Compact and safe control at your fingertips


Frei will present two new products at CeMAT in Hanover – the Mono fingertip control and the Xeno thumb joystick. Key criteria during the development of these assemblies were their modularity and the ability to integrate them into systems.

The small installation depth and overall height of these miniature assemblies makes them the ideal solution for precise control where space is limited.

The ergonomic design of the actuator caps combined with sensitive control enables them to be operated with a natural movement of the fingers. The caps on the Frei control units can be replaced, allowing the customer to define the color and the symbols used. The large selection of symbols and colors enables individual customer requirements to be met quickly and cheaply.

The use of non-contacting Hall-effect sensors guarantees a long service life. The controls remain extremely reliable even under extreme loading conditions. Due their encapsulated electronics and laser-etched symbols, the controls are ideal for use in harsh environments.

Their compact design and rugged construction means that they are predestined for use in the armrests and control panels of industrial trucks, agricultural and construction machinery as well as in a great many industrial applications.

The focus at Frei is on the development and series production of customer-specific controls for various well-known global manufacturers. An important aspect of the company’s strategic focus is the fact that the engineering disciplines which are most important for the design of controls – such as the mechanical design and the electronic hardware and software development – are carried out exclusively in-house.

May 13, 2016

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Tom Stone is Editor of the iVT brand – which includes digital and print editions of a quarterly magazine and the Advanced Lift-truck supplement, as well as, which is updated daily. Tom has met and interviewed some of the world's leading industrial vehicle OEM presidents, CEOs and MDs, and takes great pride in cementing iVT's place as the leading forum for debate within the industry, a reputation that his been built up over the brand's 25-year history.

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