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: 2.2 inch LC-Display with customised design
  • SMJ Technology
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Data sheet
Frequency range419 MHz / 429 MHz / 434 MHz / 868 MHz / 915 MHz / (2,4 GHz)
(depending on customer requirements and country-specific regulations)
RF power≤ 1 mW, ≤ 10 mW, ≤ 25 mW
(depending on frequency range and country-specific regulations)
Typical working range≤ 100 m
(depending on environmental conditions)
Frequency channel search, automaticLBT-Modus (listen before talk)
(depending on country and function configuration)
Typical response time of control commandsApprox. 50 ms
Modulation methodFSK / GFSK
Data rate (depending on customer requirements)1200 Baud (Bit/sek.)
9600 Baud (Bit/sek.)
SMJ-TechnologyJoysticks can be replaced by the operator in case of service.
Exception MSA3.
Ø Current consumption (depending on the expansion level)With LED 7-segment display: approx. 30 mA
With LC display: approx. 50 mA
Prewarning time “Battery empty”Approx. 15 Minuten
Data response (only with LC display)Operating range, transmission signal strength, status of the machine function or customer specified information.
Acoustic responseIntegrated buzzer, customized setting
LC/TFT displayOptional: 2.2 inch monochrome display with customized design (128 x 64 px)
Energy saving function (stand by)Standard: after 60 min.
Optional: setting according to customer requirements (continuous operation possible)
Ambient operating temperatureNiMH/AA: -20 °C to +70 °C
Li-Ion: -20 °C to +60 °C
Weight1100 g
Dimensions (L x W x H)248 mm x 140 mm x 118 mm
Case materialImpact resistant glass fiber reinforced polyamide
Status display (7-segment, depending on the configuration)1x (2-digit)
CE certificationYes
IP-Protection classIP65
Data securityAddressing of each transmitter by unique bit combination
EMERGENCY STOP or STOP function (sending stop telegrams for 2 sec.)Yes
Power supplyOption 1: NiMH battery (7,2 VDC / 2400 mAh), pluggable
Option 2: Li-Ion battery (7,2 VDC / 3.500 mAh), pluggable
Option 3: 2x AA/LR6/Mignon battery or accu
Operating timeAt Option 1: up to 48 hours
At Option 2: up to 70 hours
At Option 3: up to 38 hours
Loading formExternally, via a separate charger
Automatic battery compartment switchingNo
Available for (UE)110 VAC – 230 VAC, 12/24 VDC
Optional plug shapeEU, USA, JP, GB, AU

Data feedback

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

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

1. RF radio transmitter (optionally also with wired connection)
2. Cable console

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.

Practical carrying system

– Abdominal stretcher belt (order no.: 3.320.1000)

– Neck strap with pad (order no.: 3.320.1011)
– Abdominal stretcher belt (order no.: 3.320.1016)


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 LC 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. [More info]


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. [More info]

NBB battery system

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. [More Info]

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. [More info]

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). [More info]


Demolition machine


Tower cranes

Stump grinder cutter

Concrete pump

Drilling technology

Chipper / Screener

Container lifting gear


Amusement parks / fairground rides

Dockside cranes

Lifting platforms

Aerial platforms


Truck mounted crane

Fire fighting monitors


Slope mower and mulcher

Wheel loader

Ship cranes

Grinding machines

Scrap presses

Crusher / Screener

Tunnel construction technology