Trackball is a different input device from traditional mouse, which controls the movement of the cursor by
manually scrolling the trackball.
In coal and mining environments, the following are some considerations for a trackball mouse.
1. Precision and stability
Coal and mining environments typically have factors such as vibration, bumps, and rough surfaces.
The trackball mouse has better accuracy and stability compared to traditional mouse, which can reduce
cursor jumping and misoperation caused by environmental instability.
2. Packaging and Protection
In coal and mining environments, equipment needs to have durability and protective performance to cope with issues
such as dust, humidity, liquid splashing, and mechanical impact. Trackballs are generally easier to package and protect
than traditional mouse, as their corecomponent (trackball module) is located inside the device and is relatively less
exposed to the external environment.
3. Cleaning and maintenance
In mining environments, it is often necessary to regularly clean and maintain equipment to maintain normal operation and
extend its service life.
Trackball mouse is relatively easy to clean, simply removing dirt from the trackball and rolling components.
In addition, industrial trackball does not have the traditional wheels and buttons on the mouse, reducing the complexity
of cleaning and maintenance.
4. Operational adaptability
The design of rugged trackball allows for operation with fingers or palms, without the need for extensive movement.
Diameter of which can be 12mm/16mm/19mm/25mm/38mm/50mm/75mm, which is quite smooth and comfortable to
move the ball for all people. This may be more suitable in mining environments as the operating space may be limited
or it may be difficult to use conventional mouse for large-scale movement.
Although trackball mouse is suitable for coal and mine application in certain aspects, hardware durability, adaptability, and
meeting staff needs still need to be considered. Therefore, when selecting a mouse, it is important to understand the specific
requirements of the mining environment and choose a trajectory trackball model that is suitable for that environment.
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