NS3 joystick: the bus professional

Metal gears and aluminum pressure casting elements: the highest Spohn & Burkhardt quality features are used for the realization of this compact precision NS3 joystick! The bearing re made using a special pairing of bronze and plastic. This enables very precise and delicate work.

A special console design enables the activation of electronic elements such as Hall sensors and potentiometers. Up to three switch contacts per direction of movement can be included.

Several printed circuit boards for BUS interfaces and signal amplifiers have been made available. They can be integrated at the bottom side of the joystick, using special encapsulation against EMC interference.

  • CAN2.0B
  • CANopen
  • SAE-J1939-71
  • ProfiBus-DP
  • I/O-board
  • ProfiNet I/O
  • Multibus
  • 20...0...20 mA
  • 20...4...20 mA
  • 4...12...20 mA

The NS3 is also offering pulse-width-modulated power distribution for activation of solenoid valves. Spohn & Burkhardt offers special connecting links for the guidance of the sturdy 12 mm handle shaft (in addition to the standard connecting links).

In combination with bus systems, the NS3 is suitable for tough ‘heavy duty’ conditions. The NS3 joystick forms a great solution for applications in construction, agricultural, forestry and the automation/control of special machinery. Customers can choose from a wide range of handles.

Please, contact one of the sales engineers of Elma Components. They will assist you in the development of a customized tailor-made model that meets your requirements.

Number of axis 1 or 2 axis
Max. handle deflection 26°
Max. protection class outside / inside IP54 / IP42
Installation from above
Number of notches 5
Spring return yes
Friction break yes
Mechanical Interlock yes
Operating temperature -25°C / +60°C
Switching cycles min. 10 milion
Cross gate yes
Special gate yes
Max. Voltage / Current 24V / 2A
Max. number of contacts per direction of movement 3
Sensor types Potentiometer, 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 yes
Analog output resistance, current and voltage