Joystick steering

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Superior machine controllability

To improve operator sightlines and precision, joystick steering has increasingly become a popular preference. Giving them a more comfortable cab experience.
Danfoss continues to lead the way with advanced, electrohydraulic joystick steering solutions. These 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. This 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. These 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.

Related products

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    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® 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

    Our PLUS+1® Compliant foot pedals provide robust solutions for controlling vehicles in harsh mobile equipment environments.

Related solutions

  • Auto-guided steering system
    Auto-guided steering system

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

  • All-wheel steering
    All-wheel steering

    All-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. Electrohydraulic steering system enables operators to manually adjust the steering mode, allowing them 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
    Steer-by-wire

    Our fail-safe steer-by-wire solutions allow 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

  • Electrohydraulic steering evolution
    Electrohydraulic steering evolution

    Danfoss has optimized the new generation of electrohydraulic steering. We added new features for intelligence and safety for better user experience. Furthermore, new products are underway to further meet our customers’ demands and improve comfort and safety.