Superior machine controllability

To improve operator sightlines and precision — and give them a more comfortable cab experience — joystick steering has increasingly become a popular preference. Danfoss continues to lead the way with advanced, electrohydraulic joystick steering solutions that offer design flexibility for you, and superior machine controllability and performance for your customers.

By removing the steering column, your cab design flexibility is limitless. You can incorporate a single joystick for steering, or implement two used for steering and multiple work functions. This allows operators to completely utilize the machine with their hands and wrists which simplifies operation, decreases fatigue, improves visibility and gives them better control of their machine.

At Danfoss Application Development Centers, we can work with you to design, test and implement the right joystick steering solution for your machines. Our JS1-H family of heavy-duty joysticks includes a wide portfolio of ergonomically designed, modular components that are fully compliant with the PLUS+1® toolbox. PLUS+1® compliance gives you simple and seamless integration into your machine control system, helping you get to market fast.

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    PLUS+1® MC microcontrollers

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  • 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.

  • Joysticks
    PLUS+1® joysticks

    Our joystick range features single- and dual-axis configurations, multiple mechanical and electrical interface options.

  • Foot pedals
    PLUS+1® foot pedals

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Related solutions

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    Auto-guided steering system

    To remain competitive in today’s agricultural equipment market, OEMs are offering satellite-based, automatic steering solutions.

  • Four-wheel steering
    Four-wheel steering

    Four-wheel steering is one example of how Danfoss is at the forefront of machine versatility. This helps customers getting the most out of their equipment. This electrohydraulic steering system allows operators to manually adjust the steering mode. This allows to best match machine performance to the task at hand.

  • Quick steering
    Quick steering

    The ability to customize a machine’s steering ratio gives operators added precision while keeping them in ultimate control. At Danfoss, we call this dynamic steering ratio adjustment “quick steering.”

  • Steer-by-wire technology
    Steer-by-wire technology

    Danfoss fail-safe Steer-by-wire technology allows OEMs like you to remove the steering column. You can then replace it with smaller, precise steering mechanisms such as a joystick or mini-wheel.

  • 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

  • Operator comfort and productivity
    Improving operator comfort and productivity

    At Danfoss, we’re partnering with our OEM customers and distributors to reinvent how operators interact with machines. This helps increasing productivity and comfort.

  • 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.