OTTO Controls single axis joystick JHS friction hold/return to center

The JHS-F0001 is a single axis, friction hold joystick that was designed for the construction equipment and off-road vehicle market. The key feature of the JHS-F0001 joystick is that the lever does not return to center when released. Designed for use in applications where the output is used to control the speed or direction of the machine or mechanism, allowing the operator to set the speed of movement to focus on steering or other tasks. Favored for its compact size, strength and reliability, the JHS-F0001 is manufactured with non-contacting Hall Effect sensors; the electronics are sealed to IP68S. It offers excellent resistance to RFI and EMI per SAE J1113; standard 0.5 to 4.5VDC proportional output and a mechanical life of 500,000 cycles.

Recommended Markets Include:

  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Industrial
  • Material Handling



The JHS-RC0001 is a high reliability single axis, spring-return- to-center joystick, resistant to the levels of temperature, shock, vibration and EMI/RFI typically found in off-highway construction environments. The contactless Hall Effect sensor eliminates many of the failures associated with traditional joystick technology. The JHS-RC has been tested to four million cycles with no sign of boot wear and no degradation of electrical performance. The electronics are sealed to IP68S. It offers resistance to RFI and EMI per SAE J1113; standard 0.5 to 4.5VDC proportional output. The JHS-RC is recommended for the construction and off-road vehicle market.


  • Rugged compact design
  • Hall Effect contactless sensing
  • Electronics sealed to IP68S
  • Excellent proportional control
  • Outstanding EMI/RFI immunity
  • Redundant output available
  • Tested to 4 million cycles
  • Smooth spring return to center
  • +/- 25° travel in a rugged housing
  • RoHS compliant

Documents & downloads

Data sheet JHS-FData sheet JHS-RCHall Effect Guide
Michael Steves
Michael Steves
Product Management +49 2152 8955-211