Heavy-duty joysticks

As a small or medium-sized manufacturer, you need to adapt joysticks to customer needs. Just as quickly and flexibly as a large OEM. That calls for flexible components and a lean development process.

The new JS1-H family of heavy-duty joysticks provides you with a wide portfolio of ergonomically designed, modular components. Which are all fully compliant with PLUS+1® toolbox. 

Brought together in intelligent joystick solutions, they provide the safety, reliability and performance. These ensure every job is done efficiently, well and in perfect comfort for machine operators.

The JS1-H joystick family offers versatile solutions for heavy-duty mobile machinery. For instance, wheel loaders, dozers, dumpers, trenchers and haulers in the construction market. As well as, pavers, graders, rollers and milling machines for road building.



Rugged design up to IP66 overall 

Ergonomic left, right and straight grips 

Single and dual axis spring-return 

Single axis w/ adjust. Friction-hold 

Redundant hall effect or long-life potentiometric sensing (full redundant) 

5 different output types: CAN (J1939, CANopen), CAN+ and CANalog PVE and Analog, PWM

5 different grip types: ST2- ST7- PR2- PR7*)- and HR1-grip 

Several grip functions: domed and flat push-button (max. 12), proportional roller, rocker switch and FNR, operator presence switch 

Connection: wiring harness with connector 

Grip travel :+18° 

EMI/RFI: 150V/m 

ESD: 20kV


Customizable solutions
The JS1-H base and grip options allow you to fulfill specific customer requirements for a smooth, comfortable and reliable operation. Choose from three bases and five ergonomic grip types with flexible button and switch placement. 

Smart compatibility
Compatible grip and base options make joysticks simple to upgrade. Six standard electrical interfaces are available for ease of configuration.

Superior performance
The JS1-H family is suitable for almost any machine that requires joystick control. PLUS+1 Compliance enables simple and seamless future-oriented integration in the machine control system.

Faster, more flexible fulfillment times
The JS1-H standard portfolio is readily available, enabling you to reduce your warehouse stocks. Even without compromising your ability to fulfill the specifications of individual customers. Easy integration with PLUS+1 also secures fast and efficient development times.


Type Name Language Valid for Updated Download File type
Data sheet JS1 Heavy Duty Joystick Family Data Sheet Japanese Japan 26 Jul, 2018 1.2 MB .pdf
Data sheet JS1 Heavy Duty Joystick Family Data Sheet Chinese (CN) China 01 Nov, 2018 770.7 KB .pdf
Data sheet JS1 Heavy Duty Joystick Family Data Sheet English Multiple 13 Mar, 2019 663.8 KB .pdf
User guide JS1 Heavy Duty Joystick Family Technical Information Chinese (CN) China 03 May, 2018 8.9 MB .pdf
User guide JS1 Heavy Duty Joystick Family Technical Information English Multiple 03 Jun, 2019 9.6 MB .pdf
Brochure PLUS+1 Toolbox Brochure English United States 26 Aug, 2018 23.3 MB .pdf
Brochure PLUS+1 Toolbox Brochure Chinese (CN) China 21 Mar, 2018 27.3 MB .pdf

Related products

  • PLUS+1® MC microcontrollers
    PLUS+1® MC microcontrollers

    Our powerful PLUS+1® microcontrollers bring intelligence to every node of a distributed control system. And they are equally effective for stand-alone control in smaller machines.

  • PLUS+1® SC microcontrollers
    PLUS+1® SC microcontrollers

    Flexible, powerful and functional safety compliant SC controllers join the portfolio of PLUS+1® compliant components. 

  • PLUS+1® high current controllers
    PLUS+1® high current controllers

    Designing smart, safe but simple systems is a real challenge on machines with multiple high-current applications. These are for instance, linear actuators, lamps and electric motors.

  • PLUS+1® I/O modules
    PLUS+1® input/output modules

    Expand the capabilities of your vehicle control system with our CAN-based input/output modules. These stackable microcontroller add-ons integrate new control functions smoothly and effectively.

  • PLUS+1® sensors
    PLUS+1® sensors

    Our temperature or pressure-detecting sensors link your machine functions to the control system. PLUS+1® compliance supports easy integration.

Related applications

  • Offshore oil and gas applications
    Offshore oil and gas applications

    Making up nearly 30% of global crude oil production, upstream Offshore Oil and Gas activities are some of the harshest operating environments on the planet. Drilling in waters up to 3,000 meters deep requires equipment that is reliable and safe to maximize operating productivity and prevent unexpected downtime.

  • Onshore oil and gas applications
    Onshore oil and gas applications

    Making up the majority of the world’s total oil production, onshore Oil and Gas activities require a great deal of flexibility and scalability. A variety of oil reserve types, and typically a much greater number of oil wells per reserve than offshore, onshore equipment needs to be flexible and robust.

  • Thrusters

    For strong thruster performance, Danfoss has developed a range of propel systems and intelligent controls. Today, fast and efficient docking is a much easier job.

  • Winches

    Winches are used for a range of applications all over the world. Danfoss hydraulics deliver smooth, safe control.

  • Agriculture

    Farmers need agricultural machines that deliver the same high productivity every season. Hydraulic solutions from Danfoss ensure world-class performance from each machine—and a comfortable, stress-free working environment for their operators.

  • Construction

    Space is limited on construction sites, and there are people working everywhere. Contractors need machines that can safely maneuver in a tight spot. At the same time they still need to be powerful enough to get the job done. At Danfoss, we deliver the components, software, and controls that enable your machines to run safely, efficiently and effectively.

Related solutions

  • Propel

    We can partner with you to design and implement hydrostatic drive solutions. That provide operators with machines that are easier to maneuver. We are committed to helping you provide a more profitable investment for your customers.

  • Steering

    As the global market leader in steering components and systems, Danfoss equips everything from small lawn machines to the largest dump trucks.

  • Work functions
    Work functions

    Our total systems approach integrates advanced Danfoss hardware and software to deliver exceptional work function control.

  • Connected solutions
    Connected solutions

    Danfoss Telematics solutions are easily integrated into OEM processes without the need for specific programming knowledge. This helps saving you time and money. 

  • Total machine management
    Total machine management

    Our PLUS+1® platform delivers the software application development power you need — and doesn’t require specialized programming skills.

Case studies

  • Electrohydraulic steering evolution
    Electrohydraulic steering evolution

    Danfoss began producing hydrostatic steering units back in the 1960s. Since then we have introduced many new variants, adapting to both market and regulatory needs. In early 2000, Danfoss developed the first generation of electrohydraulic steering products to fit a wide range of machine types. With GPS automatic steering, variable steering ratio and joystick steering, we made it possible to help customers increase their productivity and comfort.