A report on industrial trackpad (or industrial touchpad) performance in factory environments. This report highlights how to choose an appropriate trackpad that will enable your equipment to perform at the highest level far into the future.
The Industrial Environment
Industrial environments provide a lot of unforeseen conditions for equipment. These environments contain many unnatural elements that are unfavorable to electronic products: saw dust, moisture, chemicals, extreme fluctuating temperatures, grease, and many other unfriendly conditions.
If you are designing equipment to be used in an industrial setting, you need input devices as resilient as the rest of your equipment. Trackpads can offer needed ruggedness, if appropriate foresight is given when searching for a reliable product with guaranteed future availability.
Rugged Trackpads to Handle Extreme Conditions
In industrial environments, a trackpad mouse far outperforms a standard computer mouse. Trackpads are solid-state devices that do not have to be cleaned even when in dusty or grimy environments.
Additionally, industrial trackpads can be hermetically sealed to keep outside corrosives from coming into contact with the sensor. This allows a trackpad to be contained within any housing your product may need.
When creating industrial equipment, you design it for the long haul. You want the equipment to last and you want the product design to be relevant far into the future. It is important to keep in mind the long-term availability of components, including the trackpad. You do not want to alter plans due to such a component experiencing an end-of-life. Please contact us at Cirque to learn more about our favorable end-of-life policies.
Cirque GlidePoint trackpads are used in industrial environments worldwide. GlidePoint trackpads operate in a temperature range of -40 to 85 degrees Celsius and continue to perform long after they have been covered in grease, wiped off, and covered again.
Because quality and longevity is vital in industrial environments, GlidePoint trackpads are manufactured to ISO 9001 standards and the Touch ASIC is manufactured on an auto-qualified production line.
For your products, you want to minimize design changes. GlidePoint trackpads have long production lives and long-term availability. You can learn more about GlidePoint trackpads on the product page or by contacting Cirque.
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