6 Button Pendant Switch

6 Button Pendant Switch

8 Button Pendant Switch

8 Button Pendant Switch

6 Button Pendant and HD15 Wire Interface Bundle


Rugged industrial buttons to trigger any action on a computer. Perfect for a CNC router, machine control on any computer-driven process, or any application where a remote pendant control makes an operator safer and more efficient. Includes 6 Button Pendant and USB HD15 Wire Interface.

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  • Tactile feel buttons
  • Positive click feedback even through gloves
  • 3mm holes for easy mounting
  • Uses standard 15 pin extension cable of any length
  • Compatible with our HD-15 USB Wire Interface
  • Low voltage switching for operator safety

Combining the rugged build of an industrial control pendant with the utility of a computer keyboard, the new X-keys pendant series is perfect for a light industrial or home workshop CNC control. Ideal for any application where it’s best to keep the computer well away from the working area, and you just need a few buttons to start and stop an operation or make minor adjustments. This pendant uses signal level voltage; the operator will never be exposed to potentially dangerous electricity.

These pendants connect to our X-keys HD15 USB Wire Interface with a standard HD15 extension cable of any length and can send commands to any application controlled by a computer or tablet. Add foot switches or buttons to the HD15 to complete the control layout for your work station. Programming ranges from simple keystrokes or macro key combinations to full integration with our free software development kits.

Pendant Switches Specifications
Dimensions 2"(50mm) high x 2.7"(68mm) wide
Length 4 Button: 7.9"(20cm)
6 Button: 10.2"(26cm)
8 Button: 12.6"(32cm)
Weight 4 Button: 0.6lb (272g)
6 Button: 0.75lb (340g)
8 Button: 0.95lb (431g)
Actuation Force Approx. 27oz (770g)
Connector Type HD15 female
Mounting 0.15" (3mm) dia hole in molded enclosure
Voltage Less than 32-volts
Current Less than 1-Amp
RoHS Compliant

Pendant Switches Spec Sheet PDF

HD15 USB Wire Interface Specifications
USB Connector USB "A" plug, on attached cord
Input Connectors HD15 Male (compatible with HD15 extension cable), 2 x 3.5mm stereo ports
Number of Inputs 14 Total | 10 via HD15, 4 via two 3.5mm stereo ports
Number of Outputs 2 controllable digital outputs, able to source 10 ma @ 5vdc
Dimensions 2" x 1.3" x 0.58", (50.8mm x 33mm x 15mm)
Weight 2.56 oz. (73 grams)
USB Cord Length 8' (2.44 m)
Power Consumption Low power USB device, less than 40 ma @ 5 vdc
Power Source USB port power, nominal voltage = 5vdc
Certification FCC Class B, CE (pending)
Software Mode Features
Operating System Windows XP, Vista, 7. 8. 10
Included Software Windows: MacroWorks 3.1, X-keys Basic Setup
OS X: ControllerMate (pending)
Available Software Windows (C++, C#, VB.NET)
Linux (C++)
Layers MW3 supports multiple layers including application specific programming
Hardware Mode Features
Hardware System Any architecture supporting USB, including Sun, SGI, and HP workstations
Operating System Programming requires MacroWorks 3 or X-keys Basic Setup for Windows XP or newer
Operates on any OS supporting USB including Unix, Sun and Mac OS-X
Memory Capacity Each input is allocated 3 characters and a pool of 560 additional keystrokes is available to any switches requiring additional characters
Memory Type EEPROM, non volatile memory (X-keys retains memory for over 200 years)
Layers 2 layers - user selectable toggle and/or shift function

USB Wire Interface Spec Sheet PDF

Programs Industries

X-keys Pendants can control any computer-based application. Here are a few examples.

Examples of X-keys working in shops, warehouses, and fulfillment centers in the real world

  • CNC Milling Control
  • Packaging fill control
  • Packing order fulfillment
  • Service bump bar
  • Home based CNC milling operation
  • Light industrial machine control
  • Light industrial CNC control