touchM industrial keyboard series with capacitive sensing technology

Today intelligent electronics solutions from the industrial production and process technology can be simply adapted for the medicine technology. An good example of it is the TouchM industrial keyboard series with capacitive sensing technology which allow a hygienic data input in the PC by completely protected operating keys.


Industrials keyboards in Hygienic Design

Müller Industrie-Elektronik GmbH developed industrial keyboards with capacitive sensing technology in Hygienic Design for hygienic controlling and data input to meet the demands of  high hygienic standards within process- and manufacturing industry and for the application in harsh industrial surroundings. The capacitive touchM sensing technology is the basis for the encapsulated keyboard surface, consisting of dirty-repellent LG HI-MACS acrylic stone. This acrylic stone is effectually tested at Müller Industrie-Elektronik in different touchM-control devices. The material HI-MACS® has been approved for the LGA seal “hygiene tested”. NSF standards are generally accepted norms for a variety of public health related industries and fields. The industrial keyboards made of this material feature with an contamination resistant and hermetic close surface, cleanable with aggressive disinfectants. Customized requirements in respect of design, usability and construction have top priority. OEM-versions made of materials such as glass, mineral glass and solid wood  are likely to follow.


Capacitive control element completely protected

The capacitive touchM sensing technology developed by Müller Industrie-Elektronik is the basis for the encapsulated keyboard surface. The keyboard is made up of a conductor plate connected via conductive paths with diverse sensor-elements and the evaluation electronics.


The sensitivity is individually adjustable

It is possible to adjust the sensitivity of switch-keys on customers demands such as good usability with protective gloves. As an option, input fields can be realized with a tactile, acoustic or optic feedback signal.


Diverse mounting options

The industrial keyboards are Windows compatible and fitted up with USB- and PS/2-connection as a standard. Different layouts from desk version to front panel version for the integration into 19-inch-racks up to diverse mounting types are available. The application of these layouts offers a high flexibility, because via USB- or PS/2-interface the keyboard can be connected mobile to other systems. As an assembly mounting type with plug connectors, there is a front panel version for the integration in 19-inch-racks or panel-mounting available, possible for frontal or rearward mounting.

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