Available now from Satcam , the QC-key is a USB keypad designed for use with Quick Circuit circuit board prototyping systems.
Computer controlled milling processes rely on the use of keyboard shortcuts (or a mouse) which involve multiple keystrokes to control the operation of the milling table. The QC-key USB keypad provides the critical machine controls as single keystrokes instead of the operator having to strike and hold down many keys to program one command.
Pre-programmed funtions of the QC-key USB keypad for computer controlled milling processes include:
- spindle on/off
- head up/down
- home position
- park position
- tool and material change.
Measuring just 190mm x 90mm, the QC-key USB keypad is thin enough to slide away under a Quick Circuit's milling area. The kepad can also be fitted to an enclosure which elevates the interface to the standard 22º keyboard comfort angle.
Although the QC-key USB keypad was specifically designed for use with Quick Circuit circuit board prototyping systems, the simplicity and flexibility of the device makes it ideal for a wide range of applications.