Our Industrial Benchtop Keyboards can be placed on any tabletop or other surface in the factory where a fully rugged, NEMA 4/4X, IP65/IP66-rated keyboard and pointing device is needed. The benchtop form factor is flexible and can be easily moved or relocated as needed. These keyboards also make an excellent replacement for a non-industrial keyboard that is frequently damaged.

Each keyboard is available in either a stainless or black powder-coated carbon steel enclosure. Three different keypad options are available:

  • Full-Travel Keypad with Touchpad – durable silicone overlay protects full-travel keys for easy touch-typing while maintaining wash-down NEMA 4/4X rating. Familiar capacitive touchpad pointer can be used with thin gloves.
  • Full-Travel Keypad with Button Pointer – durable silicone overlay protects full-travel keys for easy touch-typing while maintaining wash-down NEMA 4/4X rating. Button pointer can be used with any type of gloves and is unaffected by standing water or debris.
  • Short-Travel Keypad with Touchpad – durable polyester membrane resists chemicals and scratching, and provides a flat, easy-to-clean surface that does not trap dirt. Fully wash-down NEMA 4/4X certified. Familiar capacitive touchpad pointer can be used with thin gloves.

For lighter-duty applications, we also offer our NEMA 2, IP22-rated Standard Benchtop Keyboard, which combines a high-quality, full-format 104-key keyboard with a capacitive touchpad in a compact enclosure. A drip-proof flexible overlay (included) provides increased durability. This keyboard is fully compatible with our line of Monitor-Mounted Keyboard Trays.

Full-Travel Benchtop Keyboards with Touchpad (KB-R3-BCH models) - NEMA 4/4X, IP65/IP66

  • Keypad
    • Keys – 113-key functionality with numeric keypad and 20 function keys
    • Overlay – silicone overlay with long-travel keys
    • Key Material – industrial silicone rubber
    • Key Switch Force / Travel – 0.45 lb. (2.0 N) / 2.5 mm (0.098″)
    • Key Switch Life – 10 million cycles
  • Computer Connection
    • Connection – single USB type A
    • Cable Length – 4.6 m (15′)
  • Capactive Touchpad
    • Resolution – 40 counts / mm
    • Use with Gloves – compatible with thin gloves; for heavy gloves see our Button Pointer models
    • Use with Standing Water – while touchpad is designed for use in wet environments, standing water on the touchpad can diminish pointer accuracy. Once water is wiped away, normal accuracy is instantly restored.
  • Environmental
    • NEMA Rating
      • Stainless Steel Models – sealed to NEMA 4X, IP65/IP66 standards for harsh, industrial environments
      • Black Carbon Steel Models – sealed to NEMA 4, IP65/IP66 standards for harsh, industrial environments
    • Operating Temperature – -20° to 60°C (-4° to 140°F)
    • Storage Temperature – -40° to 70°C (-40° to 158°F)
  • Physical
    • Dimensions (W x H x D) – 416.6 mm x 206.6 mm x 63.5 mm (16.40″ x 8.14″ x 2.50″)
    • Weight
      • Stainless Steel Models – 2.7 kg (5.85 lbs.)
      • Black Carbon Steel Models – 2.6 kg (5.7 lbs.)
    • Keyboard Tray – not compatible with Hope Industrial Keyboard Trays. See our Monitor-Mounted Keyboards for keyboard attachment to Universal Mount Monitors.
  • Compliances and Certifications
    • Electrical – UL 60950 3rd Edition / cUL Listed Product, CE, FCC Class A
    • Environmental – WEEE
    • Hazardous Locations – Rated I.T.E. for Class I, II, III, Division 2 for Groups A, B, C, D, F, G; Temp Code T5 (file No. E334953) per ANSI/ISA-12.12.01-2015 and CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 213-15

Full-Travel Benchtop Keyboards with Button Pointer (KB-R2-BCH models) - NEMA 4/4X, IP65/IP66

  • Keypad
    • Keys – 113-key functionality with numeric keypad and 20 function keys
    • Overlay – silicone overlay with long-travel keys
    • Key Material – industrial silicone rubber
    • Key Switch Force / Travel – 0.45 lb. (2.0 N) / 2.5 mm (0.098″)
    • Key Switch Life – 10 million cycles
  • Computer Connection
    • Connection – single USB type A or dual PS2 options available
    • Cable Length
      • USB Models – 4.6 m (15′)
      • PS2 Models – 1.8 m (6′)
  • Button Pointer
    • Technology – Hall effect sensor
    • Use with Gloves – compatible with all gloves
  • Environmental
    • NEMA Rating
      • Stainless Steel Models – sealed to NEMA 4X, IP65/IP66 standards for harsh, industrial environments
      • Black Carbon Steel Models – sealed to NEMA 4, IP65/IP66 standards for harsh, industrial environments
    • Operating Temperature – -20° to 60°C (-4° to 140°F)
    • Storage Temperature – -40° to 70°C (-40° to 158°F)
  • Physical
    • Dimensions (W x H x D) – 416.6 mm x 206.6 mm x 63.5 mm (16.40″ x 8.14″ x 2.50″)
    • Weight
      • Stainless Steel Models – 2.7 kg (5.85 lbs.)
      • Black Carbon Steel Models – 2.6 kg (5.7 lbs.)
    • Keyboard Tray – not compatible with Hope Industrial Keyboard Trays. See our Monitor-Mounted Keyboards for keyboard attachment to Universal Mount Monitors.
  • Compliances and Certifications
    • Electrical – UL 60950 3rd Edition / cUL Listed Product, CE, FCC Class A
    • Environmental – WEEE
    • Hazardous Locations – Rated I.T.E. for Class I, II, III, Division 2 for Groups A, B, C, D, F, G; Temp Code T5 (file No. E334953) per ANSI/ISA-12.12.01-2015 and CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 213-15

Short-Travel Benchtop Keyboards with Touchpad (KB-M2-BCH models) - NEMA 4/4X, IP65/IP66

  • Keypad
    • Keys – 102-key functionality with numeric keypad and 24 function keys
    • Overlay – polyester membrane with short-travel keys; chemical, abrasion, and scratch resistant
    • Key Switches – highly reliable OMRON mechanical switches
    • Key Switch Force / Travel – 0.59 lb. (2.6 N) / 0.3 mm (0.012″)
    • Key Switch Life – 3 million cycles
  • Computer Connection
    • Connection – single USB type A
    • Cable Length – 4.6 m (15′)
  • Capacitive Touchpad
    • Dimensions (W x H) – 65 mm x 49 mm (2.56″ x 1.94″)
    • Resolution – 40 counts / mm
    • Use with Gloves – compatible with thin gloves; for heavy gloves see our Button Pointer models
    • Use with Standing Water – while touchpad is designed for use in wet environments, standing water on the touchpad can diminish pointer accuracy. Once water is wiped away, normal accuracy is instantly restored.
  • Environmental
    • NEMA Rating
      • Stainless Steel Models – sealed to NEMA 4X, IP65/IP66 standards for harsh, industrial environments
      • Black Carbon Steel Models – sealed to NEMA 4, IP65/IP66 standards for harsh, industrial environments
    • Operating Temperature – -20° to 60°C (-4° to 140°F)
    • Storage Temperature – -40° to 90°C (-40° to 194°F)
  • Physical
    • Dimensions (W x H x D) – 416.6 mm x 206.6 mm x 63.5 mm (16.40″ x 8.14″ x 2.50″)
    • Weight
      • Stainless Steel Models – 2.7 kg (5.85 lbs.)
      • Black Carbon Steel Models – 2.6 kg (5.7 lbs.)
    • Keyboard Tray – not compatible with Hope Industrial Keyboard Trays. See our Monitor-Mounted Keyboards for keyboard attachment to Universal Mount Monitors.
  • Compliances and Certifications
    • Electrical – UL 60950 3rd Edition / cUL Listed Product, CE, FCC Class A
    • Environmental – WEEE
    • Hazardous Locations – Rated I.T.E. for Class I, II, III, Division 2 for Groups A, B, C, D, F, G; Temp Code T5 (file No. E334953) per ANSI/ISA-12.12.01-2015 and CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 213-15

Standard Benchtop Keyboards with Touchpad (KB-PL1 models) - NEMA 2, IP22

  • Keypad
    • Keys – 104-key functionality with numeric keypad and 12 function keys
    • Overlay – removable flexible protective overlay included
    • Key Switch Life – rated to 50 million actuations
  • Computer Connection
    • Connection – dual PS2
    • Cable Length – 1.75 m (5.75′)
  • Capacitive Touchpad
    • Resolution – 1000 dpi
  • Environmental
    • NEMA Rating – NEMA 2, IP22
    • Operating Temperature – 0° to 50°C (32° to 122°F)
    • Storage Temperature – -20° to 60°C (-4° to 140°F)
  • Physical
    • Dimensions (W x H x D) – 415 mm x 193 mm x 36.4 mm (16.3″ x 7.6″ x 1.43″)
    • Weight – 1.1 kg (2.4 lbs.)
    • Keyboard Tray – compatible with Hope Industrial Keyboard Trays for attachment to Universal Mount Monitors.
  • Compliances and Certifications
    • Electrical – cURus, CE, FCC Class A
    • Environmental – WEEE
NEMA 4/4X Benchtop Keyboards with Pointing Device
Enclosure MaterialKeypad/Pointer TypePC ConnectionPart NumberPrice
Stainless SteelFull-Travel with TouchpadUSBKB-R3-BCH-SS4-4X-USB$875£715€810810 €
Full-Travel with Button PointerUSBKB-R2-BCH-SS4-4X-USB$875£715€810810 €
PS2KB-R2-BCH-SS4-4X-PS2$865£705€800800 €
Short-Travel with TouchpadUSBKB-M2-BCH-SS4-4X-USB$900£735€830830 €
Black Powder-Coated Carbon SteelFull-Travel with TouchpadUSBKB-R3-BCH-BLK-4-USB$755£625€710710 €
Full-Travel with Button PointerUSBKB-R2-BCH-BLK-4-USB$750£620€705705 €
PS2KB-R2-BCH-BLK-4-PS2$740£615€695695 €
Short-Travel with TouchpadUSBKB-M2-BCH-BLK-4-USB$745£620€700700 €
NEMA 2 Standard Benchtop Keyboards with Touchpad
Part NumberPrice
KB-PL1-BENCH-PS2$265£260€295295 €
KB-PL1-PS2$325£305€345345 €