of Curtiss-Wright Controls and a designer and manufacturer of position sensors,
solenoids, and joystick controllers – has introduced the JC8000, a new heavy-duty
electronic joystick controller that has been specially engineered with a number of
high-strength features to make it ideal for
working conditions such as skid steer loader controls
use hydraulic joysticks.
The increased strength of the new heavy-duty JC8000 joystick controller has been
achieved by increasing the body material around the area that supports the
operating lever; increasing the operating lever’s diameter; and changing the lever’s
pivot geometry. These fundamental changes have enabled the joystick to handle
increased torque and improve the lever’s bending and applied loads.
Designed for the most challenging applications, the JC8000 can withstand a 380Nm
overload on the X and Y axes and 2000N on the vertical. It has also been tested to
more than 60 million operations (15 million cycles) under laboratory conditions.
With an under-panel depth of 70mm, the JC8000 is more compact than equivalent
heavy duty joysticks and the choice of digital or analogue outputs, including dualredundant
12bit Hall effect, CANbus J1939 and digital PWM, provides OEMs with an
ideal opportunity to improve their vehicle control systems.
Commenting for Penny + Giles, vice president of Curtiss-Wright avionics and
industrial group Kevin Rayment says: “The JC8000 is designed to survive in
environments that are more physically demanding than the performance limitations
of competitors’ heavy-duty joystick controllers, and even our own JC1500 and
Other key features of the JC8000 joystick controller include single or dual axis
control; IP69K sealing to the electronics; 5Vdc (regulated) or 8 to 54Vdc
(unregulated) supply; dual-channel analogue output on each axis with optional ramp
directions; a range of eight handle/grip options; and an operating temperature range
from -40°C to +70°C.
For further information on the JC8000 joystick controller call Penny + Giles on +44
(0)1495 202000, email