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Keypad Module with Illuminated Keys offers intuitive operation.

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Keypad Module with Illuminated Keys offers intuitive operation.

Oct 19, 2012 - Constructed for industrial environments, BR keypad module has integrated illuminated ring keys, IP65 washdown protection, and hygienic design. Control device can be used wherever it's needed on machine, and keys can be illuminated in yellow, green, red, and white. While homogeneous ring key illumination ensures perfect signal effect, tactile feedback provides additional operating comfort. Other features include flexible connection to open fieldbus systems and encapsulated electronics.

B & R Industrial Automation - Roswell, GA

Original Press Release

The New B&R Keypad Module: Intuitive Operation Right Where You Need It

Press release date: Oct 01, 2012

Ergonomic design and robust construction for tough industrial environments – the new BR keypad module with integrated illuminated ring keys perfectly combines these characteristics. With the compact dimensions of a mobile phone and IP65 washdown protection, this new control device can be used wherever it's needed on the machine. Its special hygienic design ensures a maximum degree of cleanliness even in sensitive working environments such as those found in the foodstuffs and pharmaceutical industries.

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. And with three different designs, users can choose the one that best fits to the application's requirements.

Install and connect – that's all there is to it

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, thereby 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.

B&R company profile
B&R is the world’s largest and most successful private company in the area of automation equipment manufacturing. The motto “Perfection in Automation” has provided the foundation for the company since B&R was founded in 1979. Today, B&R employs 2,300 employees worldwide and has an exceptional global presence with 168 sales offices in 68 countries.

As a global leader in industrial automation, B&R combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced engineering to provide customers in virtually every industry with complete solutions for machine and process automation, motion control, HMI and integrated safety technology. With industrial fieldbus communication standards like POWERLINK and openSAFETY as well as the powerful Automation Studio software development environment, B&R is constantly redefining the future of automation engineering.

B&R Industrial Automation, Inc. North America, based in Atlanta, GA, has been working closely with its customers since 1987. Since then, B&R North America has continuously grown as a sales and support organization through both direct sales offices and B&R’s unique Automation Partner distribution network. Today, B&R North America has a network of more than 24 offices throughout the USA and Canada and is there for its customers locally.

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