J.R. Merritt Controls



J.R. Merritt Controls is highly experienced in working with Oil & Gas machinery manufacturers and system integrators to provide purpose-built, customized solutions to fit the control needs of offshore and land drilling applications. Understanding the need for reliable and rugged joysticks and controls, we have engineered an array of options that are highly customizable to a variety of outputs and machinery.

Single axis controllers, multi-axis joysticks, and complete operator chair systems are available that can be custom configured to a range of oil and gas machinery for oil platforms and rigs, both offshore and onshore.


  • Land Rigs (Stationary & Mobile)
  • Drillers Cabin (offshore)
  • Cranes (offshore)
  • And more

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Why J.R. Merritt Controls?

Unmatched Quality & Reliability

J.R. Merritt's joysticks are manufactured and tested to withstand the harshest conditions and use. A stringent focus on quality control in our U.S.-based, ISO certified manufacturing facility ensures the utmost accuracy and quality of all our electronic joysticks and controllers.

Fully Customized to Your Requirements

Every joystick we build is as unique as its application and operator. From the handle to the output technology, we partner with our customers to identify and engineer the controls that will meet and exceed the needs of their application. When working with us, consider our engineers and technical staff an extension of your own team.

Engineering Support

We go far beyond simply supplying controllers and chair systems for your machinery. Our engineering and design teams will work closely with you from concept through installation. With manufacturing, engineering and service based in the U.S., we are only a phone call away to provide support throughout the life of your equipment and operation.

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