HMI & Operator Interface
By Alison Dunn
Pepperl+Fuchs has released a new line of EXTA3 Division 2 Keyboards. EXTA3 are available as industrial panel mount or standalone keyboards for use in Class I, Div 2, Groups A, B, C, D environments. These IP66-rated keyboards feature a stainless steel desktop housing, anodized aluminum polyester foil faceplate and anti-microbial finish that do not promote bacterial growth and are compatible with SOP (standard operating procedure) cleaning fluids and procedures. EXTA 3 Div 2 keyboards offer multiple connectivity options with a long 5-foot cable and are available in mouseless, touch pad mouse, joystick mouse and optical trackball mouse versions to suit varied application needs. All versions are chemically resistant to alcohols, dilute acids, dilute alkalis, esters, hydrocarbons, ketones and household cleaning agents. Panel mount configurations quickly mount from the rear side of a panel cut-out and feature a built-in gasket to produce an IP66 seal.