J.R. Merritt Announces New Distributor in Canada

Pro-Direct Industriel

Leading industrial controls manufacturer J.R. Merritt Controls, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Pro-Direct Industriel as the company’s new distribution partner in Canada. Pro-Direct has served the heavy industrial market since 1989 and will sell and support the complete line of joystick controllers and operator chair systems for the Connecticut-based manufacturer. Based in Sainte-Thérèse, […]

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Choosing the Right Joystick for Off-Highway Applications PT. 2

Choosing the Right Joystick for Off-Highway Applications PT. 2

Getting a handle on choosing the most reliable joystick for highly demanding off-highway applications requires a lot of careful consideration. In part 1 of this series, we explored key considerations, including function, application and space.  Now it’s time to dive further. Protect Against the Environment Wherever your off-highway / construction machinery is headed, the environment […]

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Choosing the Right Joystick for Off-Highway Applications PT. 1

From unforgiving environmental conditions to repetitive, high-duty-cycle functions, manufacturers of off-highway / construction equipment face a variety of unique challenges. When you factor in cramped vehicle cabs and the need to accommodate for varying operator styles, choosing the right joystick for the job becomes an essential piece of the puzzle – especially as the industry […]

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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

At J.R. Merritt Controls, our hearts are with the communities all around the world fighting the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. We have been closely monitoring developments and prioritizing employee, customer, and partner health and safety while continuing to meet our organization’s commitments. The situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve, therefore J.R. Merritt would like to provide […]

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Inspection Tips for Crane Joysticks & Chair Systems

Regular crane inspection is essential and required to maintain safe and efficient operations. With the complexity and scale of most cranes (i.e. overhead, gantry, foundry, ship-to-shore, straddle, etc.), the joysticks / master switches and operator chair systems often receive less attention during inspection due to the many other structural, mechanical, and electrical components that are […]

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