Daco’s MJ3 modular force-operated joysticks are two-axis devices that use strain gauges to convert applied force into an infinite resolution analogue output, proportional to input voltage and the force applied. They have the following characteristics:

  • Small size
  • Continuous resolution
  • Over 400 possible configurations
  • No moving parts
  • High reliability
  • Sealed to IP67
  • Anodised to give good corrosion resistance
  • Low return-to-zero hysteresis
  • Low weight
  • Robust, with 10 times overload capability without damage
  • Two-year warranty
  • Engineered using an ISO 9001 / AS9100-approved quality system

The small size of our MJ3 joystick – typically 25mm (1 inch) – lends itself to a variety of mounting arrangements, including fitting in control grips such as Daco's MG1.

The following modular options are available:

Number of wires 4 pins
8 pins
Type of knob None
Concave (small)
Concave (large)
Stepped convex
Finger and thumb
Seal type Elastomer
Mounting detail Bushing*
Interface** None (bare leads)
None (flying leads)
RS232 (mouse systems)
RS422 (mouse systems)
RS232 (Microsoft)
RS232 (Daco absolute)
RS422 (Daco absolute)

* The elastomer seal cannot be fitted to the bushing version.
** All interface circuit boards are connected to the joystick with a 300mm lead.