Switches, Relays & Keypads


Industrial keyboards

9 March 2005 Switches, Relays & Keypads

A range of very rugged keyboards and pointing devices that are suitable for machine controls in hostile industrial environments, is offered by EAO. Sealed to IP 67, they resist penetration by large volumes of dust and liquids, making them suitable for internal or external use. They are suited for industrial PCs, machinery and process control equipment in factory environments where they must withstand harsh treatment and regular sanitation procedures.

These keyboards can be used on exterior applications, such as fuel monitoring equipment, as well as portable or mobile machinery. They offer high levels of vibration resistance (5-200 Hz) and are protected against shock levels (3-axis, 150 m/s², 11 ms).

Despite its rugged stainless-steel and zinc-alloy build, the keyboard has a smooth, 1,5 mm short-travel key stroke which enhances high-speed typing; and strong, tactile feedback can be detected even through gloved hands. The keys cannot be pulled off and are non-flammable; they are finished in matt chrome and laser engraved for high-definition marking that will not corrode or wear off.

EAO offers a choice of pointing devices: trackballs or touchpads, which can either be supplied as separate modules or integrated within the keyboard.





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