The VCSO joystick is rugged, compact and offers excellent application versatility. VCSO Joysticks are utilized where precise proportional and step control of A/C or D/C drives and electro-hydraulics is desired.
• Rugged construction
• Compact design (6 contacts & potentiometer in each axis in a 4.75 square area).
• Corrosion resistant components
• 6 Double Pole contact blocks each axis (field replaceable)
• 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 +/- 37°
• Cross Gate
Guided handle travel up to +/- 37°
• Spring Return
Handle returns to center
Handle holds at detent steps
• Friction Brake
Handle holds throughout
• Panel (From Below)
The VCSO is highly versatile and used in a range of industries and equipment. Typical applications include:
• Oil & gas machinery
• Municipal snow removal vehicles
• General industrial applications
• And more
# of Axis
Single, Dual or Three*
*Third axis is achieved via a twist handle function or thumbwheel.
Contacts, Potentiometer, & Encoder
Spring Return, Friction Brake or Maintained
+/- 37 degrees each axis
Open or Cross
Max # of Steps
Up to 6-0-6
Standard Handles, Mechanical Interlock, Round Ball, FG-3, FG-4, FG-5, RH, RHS, BH, MG1, MG2, MG13, MG9 / MG25, MG27, G56
10 million cycles
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)
3.78" x 3.78"
2.84" x 2.84" (optional)
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]
Double Pole Contact Blocks
Up to 3 contact blocks (6 circuits) with potentiometer
Up to 6 contact blocks (12 circuits) without potentiometer
Resistive 10 amps @ 240V
Inductive 4 amps @ 240V
Max. Wire Size:
Reference product literature for additional specifications
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