A Friction mechanism that enables a user to set the joystick handle to a
specific angle/output so as to drive a system at a constant speed without
the need for the operator to continue to hold the handle.
A Centre detent feel that is used with the Friction mechanism to provide
the user with an indication of the joystick middle position.
A 7-position detent feel that provides an indication to the user of the
progressive movement through the Joystick operating angle. Detents are
separated by an angle of 10° with one at the middle position.
These detent options are available for both the spring return to centre, spring
return to one end and also the new Friction options.
The key features of these new options are:
• The Friction and Detent features are contained within the existing
• The life of the mechanical features is in excess of 1 million cycles
• A cost effective solution to providing mechanical indication of speed of