An APEM-rugged vandal proof metal keyboard combines durability in harsh environments with good looks and flexible design.
APEM’s metal keyboards are seriously good looking HMIs, built on Italian design and with a package of options to satisfy demanding product architects. Stainless steel keyboard aesthetics make these low profile, metal keyboards suitable for high end applications such as luxury cars and yachts. But they’re built APEM-rugged, for long life under almost every kind of abuse: extreme temperatures, vandalism, salt, humidity and high usage. Our tough metal keyboards deliver up to 4 million operations in applications such as banking ATMs, outdoor information and payment self serve kiosks, industrial processes involving hot liquids or caustic materials, emergency vehicles, public transport, elevator, building and door access control, and in the military. Their ability to stand up in environments where conventional keypads experience high failure rates renders APEM’s metal keypads very competitive over the life of the product/application. And our metal keyboard modular designs mean APEM can develop custom solutions without prohibitive tooling costs.
APEM offers both standard and custom metal keypads, including: series 8, series 82 and series 9. Each APEM series is suited to the cost and durability requirements of specific applications. Options available include:
- Square or round key shapes, available in multiple sizes
- Embossing, including Braille embossing
- Tactile feedback
- Metal frames
- Display windows
- Embedded LEDs
- Marking with colors
- Sealing to IP65
- IK levels to 10