Simplifying Motion Control

Quick Set-up of X-Series Joystick - Installing the X-JOY3 is as easy as 1, 2, 3 ...

For additional information about setting up our devices, please visit our Support Wiki, which includes our Getting Started Guide, Troubleshooting Guides, product user manuals, and other resources.

Step 1

Connect the X-JOY3 to your computer via USB or RS-232 port using the cables included if you ordered an accessory kit.

Connect controller to PC via USB or RS-232 port

Step 2

Connect the joystick to the Zaber device or controller of your choice, and plug in the power supply included if you ordered an accessory kit.

Connect joystick to devices and plug in power supply

Zaber's X-Series devices can daisy-chain power to other X-Series devices.

Step 3

Send instructions or automate your set-up using Zaber's free software, or write your own application based on our source code.

Free, open-source software Zaber Console available

We offer a variety of sample programs for several programming environments, including LabVIEW. Visit our Software page for more information.

Daisy-Chaining Additional Units

Additional units can be easily installed by daisy-chaining them to the first device. Power can be shared through the data cable with some Zaber products. The joystick can control up to three axes simultaneously. Mix and match any devices (linear, rotary, and tilt) to customize your set-up.

Daisy-chain multiple devices, power sharing possible

Data connector type between any of Zaber's motorized devices may be mini-DIN (shown), D-sub, or M8 style depending on the devices that you purchased.

Programmable Keys

All the buttons on the joystick are fully programmable. See the user's manual for complete details.

Stand-alone or with Computer

Once the set-up is complete, the joystick can be used independently of the computer. The X-JOY3 can also be used with computer control, maximizing both flexibility and ease of use. The rest of our T-Series, A-Series, and X-Series products are equally easy to install and use.