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Operator controls

Operator controls from elobau

Operator controls must combine high functionality, ergonomics, and maximum robustness. elobau has been developing and producing components for vehicle construction since 1980 and has been a long-standing and experienced partner especially to the off-highway sector. From simple push button switches, joysticks, thumbwheel switches, and steering column switches to our high-performance modular armrests, which can  realize up to 68 functions, we offer operator controls that can deal with the harsh environmental conditions experienced in agricultural vehicles, construction machinery, or industrial trucks. Thanks to the modularity of our products, viable individual concepts can be realized even for small quantities and seamlessly incorporated into the vehicle design and with just the right functions.

Cooperation partner with know-how and many resources

elobau is the ideal cooperation partner if your goal is to enthrall your customers with functional and ergonomically optimized operating elements. We are especially keen on continuously improving our products. We work closely with universities to ensure that we are always at the cutting edge and a driving force in terms of researching and developing future technologies and operating concepts. With above-average vertical integration of 90%, our own development department, tooling and prototyping, manufacturing and test laboratory from a single source, we can assist you throughout the entire process from the initial idea to series maturity. Even the PCB layout and the embedded software programming are handled in-house, so that the functionality of our products can be flexibly adapted to your requirements even after the fact.


  • Contactless sensor technology ensures long service life
  • Ergonomic design with extremely compact construction
  • Simple installation
  • Analogue, digital, single-channel and redundant output signals as well as with direct bus connection via CANopen or SAE J1939
  • Night and function illumination
  • Extremely robust
  • Up to IP67 protection class
  • Temperature range -40°C to +85°C
  • PL d / SIL 2
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Custom operating systems

Custom-tailored solutions

We develop and manufacture exclusive, customer-specific solutions tailored to your respective application. Close collaboration and consulting during the development of the operating concept, design, and ergonomics is our core competence.

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