Fascia Mounted Trackballs And Joysticks

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Pretorian Technologies PanelX™ 38mm & 50mm Mounted Trackballs and PanelJ™ mounted joystick are rugged brushed stainless steel fascia panel mounted pointing devices each fitted with three vandal resistant stainless steel buttons.


Designed for demanding industrial environments, PanelX™ builds on the proven design of Pretorian Technology’s PanelPro™ panel mounting trackballs. They incorporate a PanelPro™ 38mm trackball or 50mm trackball into a convenient brushed stainless steel fascia for easy mounting into a larger panel.

These units also incorporate either one, two or three buttons, according to the application requirements, and benefit from an attractive brushed stainless steel fascia.

Available with phenolic resin, or stainless steel balls to provide permanent mirror finish appearance. A robust, durable metal bezel may be fitted to the unit in contrasting black anodised aluminium or stainless steel.

The PanelJ™ Joystick is especially suitable for use in aggressive environments where high levels of airborne and process contaminants (dust, saline solutions, liquids, lubricants etc) would render other pointing/input devices inoperable; and also in clean rooms and medical applications where extensive use of cleaning solutions make other pointing/input devices unviable.

The PanelJ™ differs from the PanelX™ units in that it features a rugged self-centering, omni-directional joystick in place of a trackball.

A shock-transmission plate can also be fitted to either type unit to further protect it against abuse.


  • Brushed stainless steel fascia plate.
  • Three vandal-resistant stainless steel buttons.
  • IP65 (NEMA4) static seal.
  • Phase Quadrature, USB, PS2, Microsoft, Sun and Mouse Systems protocols from a single unit.
  • Z-axis inputs for scroll wheel options.
  • Optional satin finished, stainless steel or black anodized aluminium bezel to protect the the seal, ball and internal mechanism. (PanelX™)
  • Phenolic, and solid stainless steel ball options. (PanelX™)


  • Industrial automation.
  • Processing industries.
  • Air traffic control/radar equipment.
  • Air traffic control/marine/radar equipment.
  • Mining, Quarrying, Milling.
  • Power generation.
  • Brewing and food processing.

Support Documents

Download the PanelX and PanelJ User Documents

PanelX 38mm

PanelX 50mm


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Application Notes

Application Notes Archive

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Feature Support

Multiple Pointing Device Support

Sealing Of Industrial Trackballs

Working With JST Connectors