CKS 42T Series

42 Key Rugged Industrial Keyboard with Trackerball

  • 3 year warranty as standard
  • Up to 5 year extended warranties
  • Wear & Chemical resistant overlay
  • Steel construction
  • >1 million operation switches
  • Embossed keys for enhanced feel
  • IP65 / NEMA 4
  • Alternative mounting
  • Integral 50mm (2”) trackerball


The 42T series keyboard has been designed for operation in areas where the full functionality of a standard 101/102 PC keyboard is not required, but where an integral 50mm (2”) tracker ball is an advantage. Language and connection variants make this a versatile and easily customisable product. A dual interface, when using PS2, allows engineering override if required. Its stainless steel finish makes it ideal for tough applications and suitable for wash down areas.

Part Number Description
42T Series 42 Key Rugged Industrial Keyboard with Trackerball
Keys Sealed mechanical
Key Travel 0.4mm
Life Expectation > 1 million switch cycles
Operating Force 160gf ± 50gf
Storage Temperature -40°C to +85°C
Operating Temperature -20°C to +60°C
Relative Humidity 95%, non-condensing
Supply Voltage / Current 5V DC ± 5% / less than 75mA (non-illuminated)
Vibration 5G, 5-2KHz any plane
MTBF 60,000 hours
MTTR 20 minutes
Weight (nominal) 2.4Kg (cased), 1.25Kg (uncased)
Dimensions (mm) 273 (W) x 212.1 (H) x 62 (D) cased
Seal IP65 (NEMA4)
Interface USB on 2 metre cable
Ball Colour Black
Resolution 200 pulses/ball revolution
Tracking Force 50gms (nominal)
Ball Revolutions > 6 million
Interface USB / PS2 / AT / RS232 / RS422 / RS485 / XT / TTL / DEC / SUN
Customisation Layout, colour, coding and physical dimensions
Mechanics Stainless steel case or bezel
Front Sheet Language and custom variants
Key Illumination Full or part key illumination via white LED back lighting

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