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Industrial Joysticks Market

Industrial Joysticks Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Type, by Mounting Type, by Axis Type and by Industry verticals : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

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Author's: | Sonia Mutreja
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Industrial joysticks are a type of input device that are used to control machinery or heavy equipment. Joysticks commonly find application in uses such as cranes, trucks, underwater unmanned vehicles, wheelchairs, surveillance cameras, and zero turning radius lawn mowers. Industrial joysticks operate as an interface between man and machine to help increase efficiency of work involving heavy machinery or loads while maintaining safety of operations for the operator as they can control the machinery or heavy equipment from the safety of a control room or from a chair. Industrial joysticks are widely used to control machines used in production processes and assembly lines, as well as vehicles and cranes to pick, place, and move heavy objects from one area to another. Industrial joysticks are also commonly employed in forestry equipment, mining trucks, and excavators. 

COVID-19 scenario analysis:

  • COVID-19 pandemic has shut-down the production of various products in the global industrial joysticks industry, mainly owing to the prolonged lockdown in major global countries. This has hampered the growth of the global industrial joysticks market significantly from last few months, as is likely to continue during 2020.
  • COVID-19 has already affected the sales of equipment and machinery in the first quarter of 2020 and is likely to cause a negative impact on the market growth throughout the year. 
  • The major demand for equipment and machinery was previously noticed from giant manufacturing countries including the U.S., Germany, Italy, the UK, and China, which is badly affected by the spread of coronavirus, thereby halting the demand for equipment and machinery.
  • Further, potential impact of the lockdown is currently vague and financial recovery of companies is totally based on its cash reserves. Equipment and machinery companies can afford a full lockdown only for a few months, after which the players would have to modify their investment plans.
  • Equipment and machinery manufacturers must focus on protecting their workforce, operations, and supply chains to respond toward immediate crises and find new ways of working after COVID-19 infection cases start to decrease.

Top impacting factors: Market Scenario Analysis, Trends, Drivers, Opportunities, Restraints and Impact Analysis

Industrial joysticks are widely used to control machines used in production processes and assembly lines for example in steel mills, offshore drilling and oil rigs, electro-hydraulic and material handling systems among other applications. They are also commonly used in cranes, excavators, forklifts, trucks and other vehicles to pick, place, and move heavy objects from one area to another. Industrial joysticks are also commonly employed in forestry equipment, mining trucks, port and harbor applications among other areas. Industrial joysticks are commonly used to move and drive heavy equipment and machinery to improve operational efficiency and ease. One of the major trends driving the global industrial joysticks market is the rising adoption of customized joysticks for specific applications. The maritime, construction, and oil and gas industries among others require customized industrial joysticks that are different from each other due to the nature of application involved. The increasing research and development of new technologies is an important driver as well as it helps to continuously improve the functionality, ease-of-use and ergonomics of the industrial joysticks. The major restraining factor of the global industrial joysticks market is the cost of the technology for small scale operations. The major growth opportunity of the global industrial joysticks market comes from the development of improved designs in integrated operator chair systems.

The global industrial joysticks market trends are as follows:

Advanced technologies used in joystick design

Industrial joysticks have almost completely replaced traditional mechanical control lever in nearly all modern hydraulic control systems. This is because they are extremely sensitive and intuitive to operate. Industrial joysticks are robust in build and have long cycle life. The Hall Effect technology is used to provide the feature of contactless sensing. Strain gauges are used to build force transducers that help give the benefit of matching the output force in proportion to the force applied on the joystick. Miniature force transducers are often employed to give additional controls on joysticks such as menu selection function. Push button switches and potentiometers are also used to improve ergonomics and functionality. Multi-axis industrial joysticks are widely employed in the global oil and gas, and marine industries. Customized industrial joysticks with specialized grips and thumb, finger or hand control systems are also available for specific applications. The main purpose of industrial joysticks is to provide comfort, efficiency, safety, and ease of operation for the operator. Industrial joysticks are highly customizable and can be made to specifications depending on their application. The common themes required for industrial joystick design are sensitive and robust controls, that are capable of weathering harsh environment such as high moisture conditions, multifunction operations to provide high functionality, compact mounting to reduce space requirements, robust and precise operational accuracy to ensure safety of operations. These factors are expected to drive the growth of the global industrial joystick market. 

Development of operator chair systems

Integrated operator chair systems with the industrial joysticks provide the added benefits of adjustability, easy to use controls, and ergonomic design for operator comfort and safety. The integration of operator chair systems in joystick design is intended to improve the ease-of-use of industrial joystick control systems and thus also enhance operational efficiency and accuracy. Operators of industrial equipment, cranes and other heavy equipment spend long hours in the control stations often sitting in one place and doing the same repetitive operation. The focus, vigilance and operational smoothness of the operator is crucial to the safety of other workers and the overall process. Therefore, comfortable and ergonomic operator seats are important for their operational ease, health and reducing the stress of work. The integration of operator chair design with industrial joystick design is largely focused on improving comfort and ergonomics. Different features and functions are built into the operator chair to minimize the stress of poor posture and uncomfortable seating for the machine drivers and operators. Features such as variable tilt adjustment are included for improving optimal work posture. These operator chair designs offer a wide variety of seating adjustment possibilities including built-in memory function that enables the operator to save their personal seating preferences as per their body size, height and reach of controls and other such considerations. Monitors for specific views that may be obstructed by the control station (especially in the case of telescopic cranes) and microphones for communication are important features that are often integrated. Some joystick control consoles can be folded or pivoted to facilitate easy entry and exit from the control station especially in case of small control stations. Healthy and efficient work practices are the main driving factor behind the growth of the operator chair systems. The integration of this technology is expected to help the global industrial joystick market grow.

Key benefits of the report:

  • This study presents the analytical depiction of the global industrial joysticks market industry along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.

  • The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with detailed analysis of the global industrial joysticks market share.

  • The current market is quantitatively analyzed to highlight the global industrial joysticks market growth scenario.

  • Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers & suppliers in the market.

  • The report provides a detailed global industrial joysticks market analysis based on competitive intensity and how the competition will take shape in coming years.

Industrial Joysticks Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
By Type
  • Electrical Industrial Joysticks
  • Hydraulic Industrial Joysticks
By Mounting Type
  • Table mounted
  • Vehicle mounted
  • Mobile or Hand mounted
  • Others
By Axis Type
  • Single Axis
  • Dual Axis
  • Multi Axis
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)
By Industry verticals
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas
  • Construction
  • Automotive
  • Others
Key Market Players

General Electric, Bosch Rexroth, Schneider Electric, MEGATRON Elektronik, EUCHNER, J.R. Merritt Controls, Danfoss, APEM, Kawasaki Precision Machinery, CTI Electronics

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Industrial Joysticks Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032