Often described as an oversized VNSO, the VNS2 multi-axis joystick offers the maximum in ruggedness and versatility. The VNS2 provides step and stepless control for AC & DC variable speed applications, and feature contact drives that can be configured to fit into the available panel space.
• Environmentally sealed
• Dual compression spring return for handle centering (maintained and friction brake also available)
• Detents up to 7-0-7 steps
• Proportional control with custom first point and high speed detents
Third axis is achieved via a twist handle function or thumbwheel.
• Open Gate
Unrestricted handle travel up to +/- 40°
• Cross Gate
Guided handle travel up to +/- 40°
• Spring Return
Handle returns to center
Handle holds at detent steps
• Friction Brake
Handle holds throughout
• Panel (From Below)
# of Axis
Single, Dual or Three*
*Third axis is achieved via a twist handle function or thumbwheel.
Contacts, Potentiometer, Encoder, 4-20mA & Transformer
Spring Return, Friction Brake or Maintained
+/- 40 degrees each axis
Open or Cross
Max # of Steps
Up to 7-0-7
Standard Handles, Mechanical Interlock, FG-3, FG-4, FG-5, RH, RHS, BH, MG1, MG2, MG13, MG9 / MG25, MG27, G56
20 million cycles
Aluminum body and nickel chronium yoke.
Est. Shipping Weight
1 Axis: 17 lbs.
2-Axis: 21 lbs.
Est. Shipping Dimensions
1-Axis: 24 in. x 12 in. x 12 in.
2-Axis: 18 in. x 18 in. x 16 in.
Panel (from below)
5.67" x 5.67"
See literature for additional mounting specifications
-13 to +158 degrees F [-25 to +70 degrees C]
Double Pole Contact Blocks
Up to 10 contact blocks (20 circuits) per axis
Max. Switching Capacity:
Making - 160 amps
Breaking - (0.7PF) 240V 160 amps
Rating (AC) VNS2:
Continuous 25 amps @ 600V
Resistive 20 amps @ 240V
Inductive 14 amps @ 240V
Rating (DC) VNSB2:
Resistive 5 amps @ 250V
Inductive 2 amps @ 250V
Max. Wire Size:
Reference product literature for additional specifications
With it's highly versatile and rugged design, the VNSO has set the standard in high-duty cycle applications.
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