Interworld Electronics has expanded its industrial and special function keyboards to include the iKey range of Intrinsically Safe keyboards. The Intrinsically Safe keyboards are constructed in a rugged, stainless steel case with industrial silicone rubber keypads, making NEMA 4X protection in rugged applications easier. The keyboards are sealed and include optical isolated barriers and bulkhead cables for protection in hazardous environments.
Intrinsically Safe Keyboards use a protection technique to increase the safety of an operation in potentially explosive atmospheres. Industrial applications include chemical oil and gas refineries, hazardous laboratories and marine environments.
The iKey intrinsically safe keyboards are certified by Factory Mutual (FM) and have approval for Class I, II, and III, Division I, Groups C, D, E, F, and G hazardous locations.
The range includes both desktop and panel mount keyboards with or without built-in HulaPoint pointing devices.
Desktop models include the DT-1000-IS providing 114 keys with 24 function keys and a 10-key numeric pad and the DT-2000-IS and the reduced size DT-5K-IS, both with built-in HulaPoint pointing devices.
Panel mount models include PM-1000-IS, PM-2000-IS and the PM-5K-IS with the same specifications as the desktop versions.
A standalone desktop HulaPoint module (HP-DT-IS) is also available. All models in the range have PS/2 interface cables.
Light weight intrinsically safe keyboards constructed from industrial strength ABS polycarbonate are also available. The small footprint DP-860-IS provides 84 keys with 12 function keys while the DU-5K-IS provides 116 keys with 24 function keys.