The compact VCS2 multi-axis joystick sports versatility and reliability for a range of applications. The all plastic Zytel housing and specially treated rugged metal components make this device ideal for use in corrosive environments. Single and dual axis controls are also available, as well as twist handle functions.
• Rugged construction with standard and custom gates
• Small panel space requirement
• Up to 3 single pole double throw microswitch contacts and 1 potentiometer in each axis
• Corrosion resistant components
• 10 million plus operations
• Long life, compression type return spring system
Third axis is achieved via a twist handle function or thumbwheel.
• Open Gate
Unrestricted handle travel up to +/- 36°
• Cross Gate
Guided handle travel up to +/- 36°
• Spring Return
Handle returns to center
Handle holds at detent steps
• Friction Brake
Handle holds throughout
• Panel (From Below)
The VCS2 is ideal for use in corrosive environments and mobile equipment or vehicles. Typical applications include:
• Municipal snow removal equipment
• Refuse collecting vehicles
• Petro-chemical plants
• Food processing plants
• Construction machinery
• And more
# of Axis
Single, Dual or Three*
*Third axis is achieved via a twist handle function or thumbwheel.
Microswitches, Potentiometer & PWM
Spring Return, Friction Brake or Maintained
+/- 37 degrees each axis
Open or Cross
Max # of Steps
Up to 3-0-3
Standard Handles, Mechanical Interlock, FG-3, FG-4, FG-5, RH, RHS, BH, MG1, MG2, MG13, MG9 / MG25, MG27, G56
5 million cycles (spring return)
10 million cycles (friction brake)
Glass filled Zytel body, nickel chromium yoke (properties similar to stainless steel)
Est. Shipping Weight
Est. Shipping Dimensions
8 in. x 8 in. x 8 in.
Panel (from below)
2.84" x 2.84"
See literature for additional mounting specifications
-13 to +158 degrees F [-25 to +70 degrees C]
-40 to +158 degrees F [-40 to +70 degrees C]
SPDT (Form C) SS Series Microswitches
Up to 4 per axis with potentiometer
Up to 6 per axis without potentiometer
Current Rating (AC):
Voltage Rating (AC):
.110 x .20" quick disconnect
Max. Wire Size:
Reference product literature for additional specifications
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