Penny & Giles JC8000

An Extremely Rugged Joystick Solution, with a Wide Variety of Grip Options.

The Curtiss-Wright (Penny & Giles) JC8000 rugged joystick controller is designed for demanding operator control applications in off-highway vehicles, where extreme strength, reliability, and handle functionality are critical.

The JC8000 is supplied with a non-contact, Hall-effect sensing system for maximum operational life. The compact size, high lever strength,  and superb proportional control are ideal for applications in physically demanding working conditions – such as skid steer loaders controls.

HE Handle, MG Handle Range 

Interchangeable with Penny + Giles JC6000

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Breakout Torque 1.2Nm ­-
Operating Torque 1.2Nm
Maximum Lever Load 240Nm ­-
Mechanical Angle ±16° on X- and Y-axes -
Gate Square
Expected Life 5 million cycles -
Weight 1.1kg without handle -


Resolution 12-bits (4096) ­-
Supply Voltage (Vdc) 5Vdc ± 0.5Vd ­-
Inputs from Handle 10 Inputs Analog / digital
Output Two outputs per axis ­-
Output Voltage (Factory Set) 0.5-4.5V, 1.0 –4.0V, 1.25 –3.75V ­-
Output Voltage Range (M) 10-90% of 5V supply
Output Voltage Range (K) 25-75% of 5V supply ­-
Output Voltage Range (L) 20-80% of 5V supply ­-
Center Reference 44.5-55.5% of supply voltage ­-
Output Sense The dual outputs can be configured to have positive ramps, negative ramps or a combination of both -
Directional Safety Switches Optional -
Current Consumption 64mA -
CAN Control CAN-Open 2.0b J1939 Refer to literature for details
Connection Flying lead -


Operating Temperature Range −40°C to +80°C ­-
Storage Temperature Range −50°C to +85°C ­-
Environmental Protection IP66 above panel IP69K electronics
EMC Immunity Level 100V/m -
EMC Emissions Level Complies with EN 55011 -
ESD Immunity Level EN 61000-4-2 ± 15k V air discharge -
Vibration EN 60068-2-64 random, 3.6gn, 10-200Hz, 2h per axis -
Shock EN 60068-2-27 25gn, 10ms, 500 in 6 directions -


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Extremely robust design for arduous applications -
Center detent for enhanced return-to-center performance -
Under-panel depth has been minimized to 78mm -
Pivot-point position minimizes grip cable flex -
Rated for 5-million cycles -
Hall effect sensor technology -
Dual outputs with sense options -
Electronics sealed to IP69k -
Can be supplied as ‘base-only’ -
More functions, e.g. CAN interface, to follow -
Multiple grip options -


Handle Solutions A choice of multi-function handles available, plus the option of 'base-only' enabling custom handles to be fitted Interchangeable with Penny & Giles JC6000
Applications: ­- ­-
Designed for demanding operator control applications ­-
Off-highway vehicles Extreme strength, reliability, and handle functionality
Ideal for applications in physically demanding working conditions Skid steer loaders controls

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