Compact Joystick Handles Heavy Loads


The XD series joystick, a multi-axis Hand Grip joystick specifically engineered for demanding vehicle applications, features non-contacting Hall effect technology to provide up to 10 million operations. The XD is a compact yet highly reliable joystick ideally suited for off-highway vehicles and machinery.


It measures just 60 mm below panel, yet withstands horizontal loads up to 400 lbf. The strength of the series has been achieved by using all metal construction as well as optimizing the wall thickness and diameter of the lever. The result is a compact joystick with the mechanical integrity of heavy duty joysticks much larger in size.


The XD series’ handle uses a uni-body construction with modular inserts to provide design flexibility.  This allows customers to purchase base joysticks which may then be configured as required. Insert options include an index trigger switch, operator presence paddle and a customizable faceplate. The one-piece handle also limits ingress points and enables IP67 above panel environmental sealing. 


The XD series provides SAE CAN bus J1939-71 outputs. All axis and button data are delivered on a CAN 2.0B compliant physical interface. Two additional signals allow configuration of the controller Source Address. The XD series can accommodate a 6 to 35VDC power supply and will operate between -40 to +85°C.


  • Operation: Two axis
  • Deflection angle: ±20° in X and Y directions
  • Maximum axial load: 400 lbf.
  • Expected life: 10 million lifecycles (X and Y axis)
  • Lever Action (centering): Spring return
  • Technology: Redundant Hall effect sensors
  • Supply voltage range: 6 - 35 VDC
  • Transient overvoltage max: 40 V
  • Reverse polarity Max: -1,000 VDC
  • Output signal: SAE CAN bus J1939-71
  • Connections: Deutsch DTM04-6p
  • Six position connector: Deutsch DTM04-6P
  • Wire: 22 AWG, PTFE insulation with expandable sleeve
  • Length: 6.00 +/- 0.5 in.(bottom of joystick to connector)



  • SIL 2 compatible - Redundant Hall sensors
  • Resists high axial load (1780 N - 400 lbf)
  • Shallow mounting depth of <60 mm (2.36)
  • Rated for 10 million lifecycles
  • SAE CAN bus J1939-71
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