Since the mid-1980s, J.R. Merritt Controls has been engineering and manufacturing control solutions for the steel, aluminum, paper, and wood mill industries. With superior quality and robust construction, the J.R. Merritt range of custom-configured joysticks and operator chair systems quickly became the industry standard on cranes and machinery in mills across the nation. This unparalleled rugged-ability perfectly complement the high duty cycle operations of the cranes and general operations typically found in mills.
With an array of options and customization, each chair system range offers crane operators a multitude of adjustment capabilities to help optimize comfort and reduce stressful seating positions for operators of all statures.
From the handle to the output technology we partner with our customers to identify and design control solutions that meet and exceed the needs of their application. Single axis, multi-axis, and complete operator chair systems are available that can be custom configured to a range of steel mill and paper mill machinery, including overhead cranes, gantry cranes, foundry cranes, portal cranes, crucible cranes, crucible carriers, and more.