Project Description

Joystick transmitter


The Nano-minor is our top seller in the field of joystick transmitters. Despite its compact design, numerous operating elements can be integrated.

  • compact, ergonomic design
  • can be used in numerous fields of application
  • optional: 4.3” LCD display with customised design
  • SMJ Technology
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Frequency band (F-Band) 434,050 – 434,750 Mhz
Frequency band EU (G-Band) 866 – 870 MHz
Frequency band USA 915 MHz
HF power < or = 10 mW
Reach ≤ 300 m
Antenna integrated
Typical response time of control commands 15 ms
SMJ-Technology easy joystick change
Warning time “battery low” 15 minutes
Data feedback optional
Temperature range -20 °C to +65 °C
Weight 815 g
Status display 2 x 7-segment functional display (LED)
CE Marking yes
IP degree of protection IP65
NBB battery system
Battery quick change system Ni-MH / 1 500 mAh
Voltage 7,2 V
Operating time 60 hours/battery charge
Charging time approx. 1 hour
Charging form external via charger
Dimensions 126 x 47 x 18 mm
Weight 195 g
Suitable for 230 V/AC, 110 V/AC, 12/24 V/DC
Connector form optional EU, USA, JP, GB, AU
Temperature measurement for optimal recharging

Data feedback

– Reach
– Transmitting signal strength
– Status of the machine function
– Customer-specific feedback information and logos on request

Display on monochrome display
Number of pixels: 128 x 64

LBT frequency search

When switching on or switching to another frequency, the system checks whether the frequency channel used is occupied by other transmitters. If this is the case, the next frequency channel is checked until it is ensured that the transmitter can operate without interference. LBT is the abbreviation for ‘Listen before Talk’.

Design as cable desk

For radio-critical work areas, the control unit can be supplied on request, not as a transmitter but as a cable console with the same functional equipment.

2 x AA Mignon

Ni-MH / 1 900 mAH / 1.2 V
Battery: 1.5 V
Operating time: approx. 40 hours

Practical carrying system

Practical carrying system with stomach and neck strap


The Nano-minor is the best-selling model of Nano radio remote controls. It convinces by its compact and robust design as well as its low weight. Despite the compact design, numerous different operating elements can be installed. For example, up to 6 single-axis and 3 two-axis joysticks are possible. However, other operating elements such as toggle switches, rotary switches and buttons can also be integrated without difficulty.

The fact that, despite the small housing, many control elements can still be integrated into the Nano-minor makes it the ideal transmitter for many applications. It is particularly suitable for structural engineering, crane control and the control of industrial plants.

To visualise the feedback of your machine on the transmitter, various possibilities are available. Starting with LED’s over the 7-segment display up to a LCD display everything is possible.

Thanks to the patented SMJ technology, the joysticks of the Nano-minor can easily be replaced by operators themselves during service. Neither staff training nor special tools are required for this! Protective measures against contamination do not have to be taken either, as the housing of the transmitter remains closed throughout when the joystick is replaced. The complete system is thus fully operational again with just a few simple steps and the risk of failure is reduced to a minimum.



The SMJ joysticks are integrated in the housing with positive locking without housing openings. As joysticks are included as wear parts under certain conditions, NBB offers the option with its SMJ technology to be able to change a joystick on site. The housing does not have to be opened for this purpose so that no safety measures to prevent contamination must be taken. [More info]

Proximity Detection

The Radio Distance Guard detects within a radius of 6 metres when the operator approaches the machine. Depending on the zone he is in or the distance to the machine, the machine control is changed or stopped immediately in case of danger to the operator. [More info]


The teach-in function enables an optimized utilization of the joystick movement. By setting the min/max values on the transmitter side, the maximum move of the joystick is optimally utilized. As a result there are no longer any dead joystick motions. Even a minimum deflection of the joystick causes the immediate opening of a valve.

Multi-user system

The multi-user system enables radio communication between several transmitters and several receivers. Each transmitter can be optionally operated with several receivers at a workplace and / or vice versa. Provided that this connection is not otherwise used at this moment.

NBB battery system

Nickel metal hydride batteries (NiMH) have a high energy density. The contacts have a self-cleaning design. The NBB battery pack is charged with a high charge current with a NBB charger. This quick charge is thermally controlled to optimize recharging and prevent overcharging.


The safety risk is significantly reduced using the RADIOKEY. Here a defined range is available for the crane or machine operator in which the remote control system can be activated. As a result, unwitting or inadvertent activation of the transmitter is excluded and the receiver is not sent any control information.

LBT frequency search

When switching on or when switching the frequency, a check is carried out to determine whether the used frequency channel is reserved by another transmitter. If this is the case, the next frequency channel is checked until it is ensured that the transmitter can operate without disturbance. LBT is shortcut for Listen before Talk.

Data reporting

Visual representation of Operating Range, Transmission signal strength, Status of the machine function and Customer-specific information as well as logos supplemented by acoustic feedback (buzzer can be activated).


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