Custom Products

Daco Hand Controllers offers custom manufacturing for these products:

Computer Mice and Pointing Devices

This example of a military grade trackerball modified to provide enhanced electrical conductivity and reduced toxicity products of combustion was designed & built for an air traffic control application. (read more)

Established for over thirty years, and ISO9001 approved, Daco UK offers you the unique opportunity to obtain a high quality joystick, trackball, or control grip, tailored to your military or industrial application at a realistic price, regardless of the quantity you order or where in the world you are. (read more)

Industrial Joysticks

Custom Built Controllers

When it comes to unusual requirements we’ve seen almost everything. Whatever you need we have the expertise to create a solution, whether it’s a particularly resistant finish or the ability to integrate with a unique interface protocol.
We have a particular expertise in developing the best bespoke hand controllers at extremely competitive... (read more)

Military Grade Joysticks, Control Grips and Trackerballs now available with NEW USB Modular Interface In response to repeat requests and in support of our 'fastest solution' ethos, we have added a USB interface (as Option K) to our modular range of ultra-rugged joysticks, grips and trackerballs. (read more)

"Force sensitive" or "stiff stick" joysticks use strain gauges to sense the force applied to a metal bar and covert it into a proportional electrical output. Typically a movement of less than 1mm is needed to achieve full scale output. (read more)

30 different design configurations of this controller available. Units are modified from our modular range to provide exclusive custom designed hand controllers to meet specific needs. Options include a range of force sensor miniature displacement joysticks, switches, knob styles, sealed deadmans handles, guarded triggers and in-grip serial interfaces, including USB. (read more)

From economical standard control grips to tailored joysticks for military equipment, Daco Scientific has the expertise to assist with your project. We offer a range of options that you can use to configure a hand controller or take advantage of our full design-and-build service. (read more)

High quality joysticks, trackballs or control grips, tailored to your military or industrial application at a realistic price, regardless of the quantity you order, or where in the world you are. From weapon fire control to unmanned aerial vehicles, Daco Scientific offers standard products to a full design and build service. (read more)

For Commercial & Military Applications IP65 sealing 'surface mounting' miniature force joystick for zero below panel space requirement. (read more)

Flight approved, night vision goggle compatible hand controller for use in harsh environments. Single level of redundancy. JUST ONE EXAMPLE OF DACO'S EXPERTISE IN CONTROLLERS FOR THE MOST DEMANDING ENVIRONMENTS (including aerospace & defense). (read more)

From weapons control, airborne & other defense system controls to remotely operated vehicles & specialist applications; from ultra-rugged miniature joysticks to handheld (gamepad-style) grips to track balls to completely custom specialist hand controllers - Daco Scientific can provide you with the ideal controls for your design and application. (read more)

Joysticks are the most suitable hand-controllers for dynamic applications such as the remote operation of a vehicle or camera tracking system. They are available in two basic forms; displacement or force sensitive. (read more)

New gamepad-style grips - Finger-operated displacement joysticks - Yoke/gunner control handles. MIL-STD compliant......and you won't have to wait months. Modular design philosophy, strategic stockholding, close relationships with key vendors / partners and (above all) an obsession with compressing time-to -delivery, our lead-times remain best in class. (read more)

We are a specialist engineering company that’s been in the business for over 30 years. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality specialist hand controllers with the fastest turnaround times and the most responsive customer service. (read more)

Custom control grips and joysticks are available. If your application cannot be met with one of our modular products you can use our design and build service to obtain a truly tailor made solution. (read more)

Rugged joysticks with a footprint of less than 70mm / 3" above panel and 50mm / 2" below panel with customer-specific shielding, interface, switch and enclosure arrangements (read more)

"Force sensitive", or "stiff stick", joysticks use strain gauges to sense the force applied to a metal bar and covert it into a proportional electrical output. Typically a movement of less than 1mm is needed to achieve full scale output. The lack of moving parts in this technology makes force joysticks inherently extremely reliable. Daco has tested our products to 10,000,000 cycles. (read more)

Trackballs

Trackballs are particularly suitable for precisely positioning a cursor on a display screen. They are often preferred to a mouse, for professional applications, because they are not vulnerable to cable damage and do not require a large clean surface on which to operate. (read more)

This example is a 3 inch diameter military grade trackerball mounted in panel with 3 selection switches. The electrically screened housing contains a PS2 interface. (read more)

Trackerballs used in the medical sector face a surprisingly difficult operating environment. Most are incorporated into body scanners and are used by operators whose hands are coated in gel. This migrates inside the trackerball and can quickly stop it working. Daco trackerballs are less affected by this contamination because the design does not rely on point contact. (read more)

Established for over 30 years, and ISO9001 approved, Daco UK offers you the unique opportunity to obtain a high quality joystick, trackball or control grip, tailored to your military or industrial application at a realistic price, regardless of the quantity you order or where in the world you are. (read more)