First-class joysticks for all industries

Industrial joysticks from Spohn + Burkhardt are true all-rounders. They are now used in all industries from agriculture to traffic engineering.

With the master switches, you can perform a variety of functions, which is why each standard version is unique in the end. Because we ask before the production, for what, how often and where the joystick is used.

We take into account the conditions of your industry and make everything you want, from the single piece to the series.

Mini Steering Wheel

Today, joysticks are used in all industries: in the crane sector, in construction machinery, in agricultural technology, in the shipping sector, in conveying, drive and traffic engineering and in plant construction. Because they are highly functional and can be equipped with suitable accessories.

You must be able to rely on the fact that the master switches are robust, safe and reliable. And of course they should have a long life. And that’s exactly what we do every day.

Decades of experience have taught us: joystick is not the same joystick. That’s why talking with our customers is essential. In order to produce a reliable joystick, we need to know how and where it will be used: what special features need to be considered? Which conditions prevail in the working environment?

Our wide product range of joysticks, handles, buttons and electrical components offers many possible combinations. This allows us to implement special and complex customer requests quickly and easily.

These questions we ask:

Functionalities: How often is the joystick used? Which functions should be performed with it? How many switching steps are needed? Should he be 1-, 2- or 3-axis?

External conditions: Does he have to endure extreme temperatures? Should he be weatherproof or seawater resistant? Does it come in contact with oil, ozone or UV radiation?

Workload: In which industry is the joystick used? What size may he have? How hard can he be? What does the installation environment look like? How precise are the works that are performed?

Electrical components: Which extensions, connections and installations are needed? Is the joystick used in an explosive environment? Should a deadman function be installed? Which signals should be given?

Here is a brief overview of our individual joysticks:

ST0, ST1, ST2, ST4

Used in control panels, construction and municipal vehicles, agricultural machinery, working platforms: solid and compact; Self-decrease / switching stages / detent and tactile stages; Friction brake / mechanical lock; Equipped with microswitches / double contact elements / potentiometers / absolute encoders; integrated bus interface; Valve amplifier; ST4 is weatherproof


Mini joystick for portable console applications and auxiliary function control: low weight; Resistance to ozone / UV radiation / oil / seawater; Switching stages / analogue application with potentiometer; Equipped with double contacts / microswitches / analogue sensors; Single / multi-axis controller; if desired, pushbutton in the handle; Standardanschlag- / Cross backdrop


Light joystick for cranes, control stations, portable control panels, special equipment: for medium-heavy applications; protective insulated drive block; optional zero / horn / deadman contact; up to four double contact elements per axis; different switching scenes; Attachment of potentiometer / encoder and various handles


Robust all-rounder for tough applications z. In steel industry and cement plants, waste incineration, port: Ex area; Resistance to ozone / UV radiation / oil / seawater; Single / multi-axis controller; Contact blocks with up to twelve units; customized detents and programmed cams; optional silver / gold contacts; many possible combinations with our handles; Attachment of potentiometers / optoelectronic encoders / bus systems


Compact joystick: series with many adjustment options; 2-axis; Bus connection; Cultivation of potentiometers; Standard / Special scenes; Special versions possible


Bus professional for difficult jobs in construction, agricultural machinery, forestry and special machines: for precise work; Mounting of Hall / potentiometer / up to three switching contacts; Integration of bus or amplifier boards


Sophisticated joystick for agricultural and construction industries: easy integration into complex control consoles; wear-free 3D Hall sensor system; extremely compact; various scenes / Endrastungen / Griffformen


All-metal joystick for control panels and control stations: for highest precision; smooth and precise control through solid brass sprockets and oil-damped rotary dampers; analogue output signals via potentiometer / Hall sensors


On ships, rigs, and steel mills , joysticks are used to withstand extreme environmental conditions, including seawater corrosion. These include the ST1, the NS0-SFA and the NS2KA with a high IP protection class. They are extremely corrosion protected by a chromatized silumin casting console. Steering is gradual or stepless, latching, with retraction or friction brake.

Of course we also produce special special solutions. These are individually adapted to your wishes. So there are z. B. solutions with double lever drive. A special solution is our mini-steering wheel, which is currently being used in agricultural and construction machinery. The mini-steering wheel has a precise, backlash-free steering gearbox and a hydraulic damping of the rotational movement.