Short-travel keyboards for food, beverage applications


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Short travel keyboards from InduKey are suitable for food and beverage industry applications and hygiene-sensitive uses where cleaning or disinfecting is a must.

Truen, Germany —Range of industrial short-travel keyboards from InduKey are intended for food and beverage industry applications, offering designs that withstand the demands of heavy cleaning up to IP68 rating. Short-travel keys are said to have excellent tactile feedback and include Omron mechanical switches on a reinforced printed circuit board (PCB), which also contains the keyboard controller.

A 3-mm-thick aluminum plate protects the keys and PCB from impact. A 150- mm-thick Autotex polyester front sheet is wear-and-tear resistant. Legends are printed on the underside, which is resistant to most chemicals.

Keyboards come in desktop, or 19-in. rackmount or panel mount versions. They are sealed to IP65 specifications and are available with trackball, IP68 optical trackball, capacitive/resistive touchpad, or joystick. Keyboards have USB and PS/2 connectivity. Other language layouts are also available.

—Control Engineering Daily News Desk

Jeanine Katzel , senior editor

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