1,2 & 3 Axis mill-duty Joystick supports horizontal, vertical and tandem mounting of contact drives. In applications where mounting space is limited, customers benefit from the ability to configure the contact drives to suit the available space.
Rugged construction with nickel chromium gimbal mechanism, case hardened bearings and operating shaft
Supports horizontal, vertical and tandem mounting of contact drives to suit the available installation space
Stepless or stepped control with up to 7-0-7 detents
Environmentally sealed panel mounting
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°
• Custom Gate
Available upon request in pattern of your choice
• Spring Return
Handle returns to center
Handle holds at detent steps
• Friction Brake
Handle holds throughout
• Panel (From Below)
The VNSO Joystick is utilized in heavy-duty cycle applications where life and durability is essential. Typical applications include:
Cranes (STS, RTG, overhead, foundry, portal, & more)
Steel mill process control
Offshore drilling equipment
# 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
+/- 36 degrees each axis
Open, Cross or Custom
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 plus cycles
Aluminum body and nickel chronium yoke.
Est. Shipping Weight
1-Axis: 4 lbs.
2-Axis: 5 lbs.
Est. Shipping Dimensions
1-Axis: 13 in. x 10 in. x 6 in.
2-Axis: 10 in. x 10 in. x 10 in.
Panel (from below)
3.78" x 3.78"
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 Snap-In Contact Blocks
Up to 10 contact blocks (20 circuits) per axis
Max. Switching Capacity:
Making - 100 amps
Breaking - (0.7PF) 240V 80 amps
Continuous 16 amps @ 240V
Resistive 8 amps @ 240V
Inductive 6 amps @ 240V
Captive Saddle Clamp
Max. Wire Size:
Reference product literature for additional specifications
Compact and rugged with a plastic zytel body. Ideal for heavy duty applications where space is limited.
Often described as an oversized VNSO, the VNS2 offers the highest level of durability and ruggedness.
Shares the same rugged construction and long-life as the standard VNSO, but in a more compact size. Available with microswitches, hall-effect & PWM output types.