​EAO Introduces Rugged CAN Keypad and Rotary Cursor Controller

Sep 11th 2020

EAO Introduces Rugged CAN Keypad and Rotary Cursor Controller

New Series 09 products designed for applications in harsh environments

SHELTON, Conn., Sept. 2020EAO, the expert partner for innovative, intuitive and reliable Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), announces the introduction of its new Series 09 Rugged CAN Keypad and Rotary Cursor Controller as a part of its Series 09 product line. Designed for E1 applications, the products offer functional safety compliance and CANbus integration for use in harsh environments.

The Rugged CAN Keypads are available in multicolor RGB 4-segment halo-ring illumination, allowing for easy end-user recognition of equipment status – in both high and low ambient light settings. Colors can be set for specific functions, animated with chasing/running or flashing sequences, and are easily programmable to add increased levels of awareness. LED intensity can be dimmed and is adjustable.

The Rugged CAN Rotary Cursor Controller features full rotary function with 22 maintained positions, continuous rotation with no stop position, and a push function. It also features LED symbol illumination on the pushbuttons and LED halo illumination on both pushbuttons and the rotary cursor, providing the end user with easily visible recognition and reliability during use.

“High reliability and functional safety are critical to controlling safety-related applications in vehicles and machines, particularly construction equipment and vehicles, agricultural equipment, and specialty and commercial vehicles,” said Jim Valentino, president, EAO Corporation. “The new Series 09 Rugged CAN Keypads and Remote Cursor Controllers offer reliability and unparallel safety for demanding applications.”

Typical applications include:

  • Roadmaking vehicles and roller compactors
  • Loaders, dozers and excavators
  • Cranes, dump trucks and crawler drills
  • Firefighting and rescue vehicles
  • Road sweepers, cleaning vehicles and garbage trucks
  • Snow removers and groomers
  • Agricultural vehicles and equipment

Offering high reliability, these modules are designed in accordance with ISO 26262 ASIL B and EN ISO 13849 PLD, as well as intelligent control allowing for CANbus integration. The robust, modular design incorporates sealing levels of up to IP67 and the ability to customize and interchange the keypad legends make these high-quality devices ideal for harsh environments.

To learn more about the Series 09 Rugged CAN Keypads, please visit

About EAO:

Human Machine Interfaces. Since 1947.

EAO AG, a Swiss, family-owned company founded in 1947, has developed into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality switches, keyboards, sophisticated control elements, and complete HMI control units and HMI Systems. With over 600 dedicated employees, EAO has a global production and distribution network at its disposal. And with production sites in Switzerland, Germany, North America and China, as well as our 11-country sales company and distributors in over 50 countries, we can guarantee global availability.

Your solution-focused expert and partner

EAO does much more than just manufacture individual control elements. As a solution-focused partner, we provide the option of technically and mechanically customizing existing HMI Components in line with our customers’ individual requirements. From simple control elements through to sophisticated HMI Systems, from serial production through to installation – we offer the entire range of HMI services and inspire the confidence of our customers.

For more information, visit our web site at or contact EAO at One Parrott Drive, Shelton, Connecticut 06484; Telephone: 203-951-4600; Fax: 203-951-4601. Send E-mail inquiries to

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