Optimal solutions for construction cranes

Work where the views are the best! This is only possible if several different factors are aligned: safety, functionality and ergonomics.

With our joysticks, control stations, resistors and foot pedals for construction cranes, we guarantee smooth technical processes. You can also enjoy the panoramic view. 


Not everyone can operate a construction crane. Resistance to stress and a high sense of responsibility are mandatory. Construction crane operators must react with foresight and control the crane with precision and concentration. Our highly specialized technology helps them.


At such great heights, controls must be absolutely reliable. Therefore, selection of the appropriate joystick is essential. Our models VCS0, VNS0, NNS0, NS3 and HS2 are robust precision joysticks with high IP protection ratings. Some have numerous switch contacts, while others are equipped with potentiometers, encoders or a 3D Hall system. A large selection of handle shapes and functions are available for most joysticks. Of course, we also manufacture our joysticks with UV and ozone protection, depending on the application, and we make them resistant to saltwater and oil or equip them with components for use in explosion-prone atmospheres.

Control stations

Shift work and long hours of sitting are part of a crane operator's daily work. Therefore, it is important that the seat of the control station offers maximum comfort. Ergonomic backrests, fixed side support and relieving headrests all contribute to healthy sitting comfort. However, the adjustability of armrests, control consoles and foot pedals and a suspension improve the posture during work. We attribute great importance to the ergonomics of our control stations and constantly improve them.

With the memory function, each worker can save the settings for their optimal seat position. Irritating, time-consuming readjustments after each shift change are no longer necessary for any of the workers.

In addition to healthy sitting posture, a perfect view is crucial for a crane operator. In order to guarantee this, we equip our control stations with rotating devices and tilt systems. The angle of rotation and tilt are adjusted as needed; a locking system (either a notch brake or eccentric brake) is integrated. Adjustable footrests and an optional U-cut seat also assure that the view below is clear.


Every drive in a crane requires the correct resistance. Tell us the technical requirements it should fulfill and we will advise you which resistor is best-suited for your application.

Whether wire wound resistor, steel grid resistor or cast iron resistor – all of our resistors are designed for durability. Therefore, it is also important that wear parts such as resistor sections are easily accessible and can be replaced individually. Our international distribution network supports you with speedy spare part service.

The resistors are all suitable for outdoor use. You choose whether you would like a thermal or overload contact and whether the resistor should be equipped with an internal or external cooling fan.

Pedals and portable control panels

You can supplement the control systems of your crane with suitable foot pedals and portable control stations. We plan the appropriate technology for your requirements.

Our foot switches are robust control devices with a high IP protection rating. There are numerous possibilities for especially good ergonomic adjustment.

The portable control stations are design for cable-bound operation, which means they are not susceptible to interference. We integrate the functions to suit your specific requirements. You specify the other equipment and also select between harnesses and carry straps.

You benefit from our nearly 100 years of experience in the construction crane sector. We promote the development of new technology and your special requirements are what drives us.

Call us to consult with our team and plan the best solutions for your crane. You can reach us at +49 73 44 171-0 or via email: info@spobu.de