NSI industrial trackballs, touchpads

INDUSTRIAL pointing devices




general industries

custom keyboards & trackballs

Flexible custom solutions for all your projects for industrial keyboards, trackballs and touchpads. Branding with your logo.


WE ARE a Belgian based company with over 30 years of experience in building keyboards and pointing devices for the most demanding jobs.  OUR solutions are adapted to the needs of your industry and company, offering the highest control and accuracy.

IEC 60945 marine certified silicone keyboard with ergonomic trackball


NSI proudly presents a new range of IEC60945 certified keyboards : the “RKTE85” series is highly suited for marine environments thanks to its robustness and ease of maintenance. They feature a compact rubber silicone keyboard and integrated ergonomic 38 mm trackball with hall-effect scroll wheel. They all have recently been certified to IEC60945 fourth edition; this is required for use with ECDIS & Radar systems. The backlit keys warrant for optimized performance while working in low-light environments. The key legends are backlit using high brightness LEDS. Using low power LED's assures an extended life time for the backlighting. An external power supply is not necessary; the power from the USB keyboard port being sufficient. A non-backlit version is also available. This series is offered as enclosed version with robust ABS enclosure or as panel mount version. Options include NVIS compatible backlighting and custom dimming settings. Customization is possible without having to reapply for certification. F.i. adapted backlighting controls, addition of company logo or specific function keys, different layouts, different colour, … See detailed product page
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New Touchpads


NSI and Cursor Controls present a new range of advanced rugged touchpad solutions which provide smooth and precise cursor control using the latest capacitive technology. The touchpads are available in a variety of mounting styles, electrical outputs, overlay options, and custom features. 3 inch or 6 inch touchpad range. OEM, panel mount or desktop version. Solid state sensing technology – capacitive touch sensing tracking engine. Glass or polyester overlays available. Multi-finger gesture support. 8 capacitive shortcut keys. Outputs: USB & PS/2 (auto select). Smooth operation in rugged environments. Immunity to moisture, water and liquid contaminants. Custom overlay and button configurations available. Custom connector options available. . .
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Food keyboards


Make operators' life easy - use keyboards. NSI launched their "Food keyboards", specifically adapted to the harsh conditions in food processing industry. The combination of cold environment and hot cleaning water/damp creates one of the most challenging environments for electronic HMI devices. Touchscreen might seem like the perfect solution, but has its limits towards ergonomics and usability. CASE STORY - INDUSTRIAL KEYBOARDS FOR THE FOOD INDUSTRY When Puratos, one of the biggest food ingredient suppliers in the world, modernized its machinery, Hygienic designed touchscreen displays, integrated with the company’s computer systems, were installed. This seemed like the perfect solution, given the hygienic requirements and harsh conditions within the production area. These multi-touch screens have a few downsides though. It is a lot more ergonomic and comfortable for operators to work with a keyboard and mouse/trackball when entering large amounts of data. Furthermore, when the touch functionality does not fully work (due to pollution, malfunction, gloves,…) the operator station may go out of service. Puratos began looking for a custom solution and landed on the NSI food keyboards. Because the touchpanels could be mounted in several ways, Puratos needed a custom solution to fit the keyboards onto its panel computers. NSI designed a frame that attached directly to the existing infrastructure, in every possible mounting form. The foldable design and adjustable angle of the frame provided an ergonomic advantage for the Puratos team. Even when the type of panels changes, NSI can quickly adapt the frame without high costs or efforts. Steven Batselier - Automation Manager Puratos N.V. “We wanted to make life easier for our operators by installing keyboards next to our existing displays. Finding products that fit the hygienic needs within the food industry wasn’t easy. Finding the right mounting onto our panels was even a lot more difficult. But when we landed on the NSI website we found what we were looking for. They really made a difference by designing a custom-made frame to mount the keyboards on our existing displays. It was tested thoroughly in our facilities to make sure both the frame and the keyboards met our standards. Everything was installed and delivered within two days after testing. NSI offered great service.” . Contact our specialists for advice. .
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