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Article | January 14, 2013
B&R Industrial Automation: Keypad module
Especially suitable for food and pharmaceutical industries, B&R’s new keypad module with integrated illuminated ring keys combines intuitive operation, ergonomic design, and robust construction for tough industrial environments.
With the compact dimensions of a mobile phone and IP65 washdown protection, this new control device can be used anywhere on the machine. Its special hygienic design ensures a maximum degree of cleanliness even in sensitive working environments.
The keys can be illuminated in yellow, green, red, and white and labeled as needed using legend strips. Fully homogeneous ring key illumination ensures a perfect signal effect, while tactile feedback provides an additional layer of operating comfort. With three different designs, users can choose the one that best fits the application's requirements.
This new keypad module offers extremely communicative features while providing a flexible connection to open fieldbus systems. With its compact dimensions, this new control device from B&R also helps save valuable installation space. This is achieved by encapsulating the electronics on the back of the device, eliminating the need for an additional protective housing. Single-screw mounting ensures quick and easy attachment, while standard M8 and M12 connections sink overall costs even further.
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