JR Merritt


PRO-6 Joystick

The heavy-duty single axis PRO-6 joystick features smooth, field-adjustable friction brake operation for applications where speed must remain constant under continuous shock and vibration. It's designed for a high mechanical life and offers universal mounting capability. Also available in spring return operation and a variety of output types.


  • Versatile design

  • Heavy duty construction

  • 2.6" mounting centered between stacked controllers

  • Sturdy Friction held handle

  • 10 million cycle mechanical operating life

  • Rugged 10mm diameter handle shaft

  • Tooled fixed cams

Axis Options
  • • Single

Output Options
  • • Microswitches

  • • Potentiometer

  • • Hall-Effect

  • • CAN

  • • PWM

Joystick Action
  • • Spring Return

  • • Friction Brake

Mounting Style
  • • Drop-in (From Above)

  • • Panel (From Below)

Compatible Handles


The PRO-6 single axis joystick is commonly used in paving machinery and any equipment that experiences high vibrations. Typical applications include:

• Paving equipment

• Road maintenance vehicles

• Cranes

• Agricultural equipment

• And more


General Data

# of Axis


Output Options

Microswitches, Potentiometer, Hall-Effect, PWM & CAN

Joystick Action

Spring Return or Friction Brake

Handle Travel

+/- 36 degrees for potentiometer

Handle Compatibility

2 Piece, Round Ball, Mechanical Interlock, RH, RHS, BH, FG-3, FG-4, FG-5, MG1, MG2, MG13, MG27, TH30, G56


10 million cycles


Features a cast housing and gasketing for outdoor use, as well as plated steel sides, self lubricating bearings, hard nickel chromium spring return arms, compression style return spring and brass gears.

Est. Shipping Weight

3 lbs.

Est. Shipping Dimensions

8 in. x 8 in. x 8 in.

Mounting Data

Mounting Style

Drop-in or Panel (from below)

Mounting Footprint

2.26" x 3.46"
See literature for additional mounting specifications

Environmental Data

IP Rating


Operating Temperature

-13 to +158 degrees F [-25 to +70 degrees C]

Storage Temperature

-40 to +158 degrees F [-40 to +70 degrees C]

Electrical Data

Contact Specifications

Switch Type: 
SPDT (Form C) V Series Microswitches
Max. Number:
Up to 4 
Current Rating (AC): 
Voltage Rating (AC): 
.187" x .20" male quick connect
Max. Wire Size: 
18 AWG

Hall-Effect Specifications

Supply Voltage:
4.5 to 5.5 VDC

Output Voltage:
Ratiometric 0.5 - 2.5 - 4.5 +/- 0.15V @ 5.0V supply
Additional supply and output options available

Output Current: 10mA

Power Consumption: 20 mA @ full load

20 AWG wire 6" leads with mini-fit connector

EMC Emissions: Complies with EN61000-6-4:2007 Class A Group 1, 80-1000 MHz

EMC Immunity: Complies with or exceeds EN61000-6-2:2005, expanded to include:
RFI Immunity of 100 V/M @ 80-1000 MHz
ESD Immunity of 15Kv air, 8Kv contact

Can Specifications

CANOpen, J1939 or basic CAN protocols

4 analog inputs
8 digital inputs
2 digital outputs

See a complete listing of CANbus technical data in ESS408 CAN Based Interface Module Board literature

Additional Specifications

Reference product literature for additional specifications

Technical Drawings



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