NNS0: the ‘special’ joystick

The NNS0 is a very robust joystick with an aluminium pressure casted console and metal gears. The device is resistant to ozone, UV radiation, oil and maritime climate elements. This makes the NNS0 joystick very suitable for heavy duty operations, also in Ex-areas.

The NNS0 is available as single and compound axis drive. The intelligent modular design allows customized solutions for contact elements: up to 12 units, with two switching contacts per element. These contacts can be flanged in the x, y and z axis or can be placed in series. A maximum of nine contact elements can be implemented with spring return and notches.

Customers can choose different types of notches and cams from an extensive portfolio. The cams and notches can be programmed according to customer requirements. Silver or gold contacts are optional. The hollow handle shaft is made of a special alloy and has a 12 mm diameter. This enables the assembly of a wide range of handles and offers the possibility of guiding cables through the joystick. Rotational movements are possible thanks to certain handle options.

A special coupling system enables the possibility for flanged mounting of various potentiometers and absolute encoders. Also, a variety of printed circuit boards is available for the implementation of bus systems. Optionally nameplates can be custom-made. They come as a transparent plastic label or as an engraving in aluminum.

Number of axis 1 or 2 axis
Max. handle deflection 26°
Max. protection class outside / inside IP54 / IP40
Installation from below
Number of notches 5
Spring return yes
Friction break yes
Mechanical Interlock yes
Operating temperature -40°C / +60°C
Switching cycles min. 20 milion
Cross gate yes
Special gate yes
Max. Voltage / Current 230V / 16A
Max. number of contacts per direction of movement 24
Sensor types Potentiometer, Encoder, Hall
Type of desired output signals

4-20 mA or 0-20 mA
-10 .... +10 volt DC
-2,5 .... + 2,5 volt DC
0 .... +5 volt DC (digital)
-10 .... +10 volt DC pp (PWM)
0 .... +5 volt DC pp (PWM)

BUS systems

ProfiNet, ProfiBus, SAE J1939, CAN(open), ...

Analogue output resistance
Atex version available yes
UL yes
CSA yes