Our membrane switches are produced to satisfy specific design requirements and can be manufactured to suit almost any size and shape

They are also tailored to the environment in which they will be operated, satisfying parameters such as robustness, chemical resistance, ingress protection and long service life. Embossing is a popular choice for modern membrane keypads as it has dual functionality. It can draw attention to specific buttons and make them easier to press while making the HMI more cosmetically attractive. You can choose from several embossing options including dome, pillow and rim. When it comes time for production, you can count on our skilled personnel and ISO-certified facility to deliver industry-leading quality of your final application.

Most six-layer membrane switch assemblies consist of the same basic elements. These include a graphic overlay, graphic adhesive, circuit spacer, top circuit, bottom circuit, and rear adhesive layers. In addition to these elements, we also offer a number of user-specific features such as metal dome, PushGate™, tactile graphic, and polydome tactile feel switches. We also offer silicone rubber keypads and overlays, discreet LED and custom light guide backlighting, conductive seals, and many others.

Learn more about the membrane switch production process below and contact us for more information about how we can create the product you need. The thickness of the plastic substrate is 0.25mm or below and is called a film. Various indicative patterns and text are printed on the back to indicate the operation area of the corresponding key switch.

A slim-profile plastic remote controller, keypad, or touchpad with buttons consisting of raised impressions in a sealed outer layer is almost certainly a membrane switch. In fact, advanced technologies in Hoffmann + Krippner membrane switches open completely new avenues for product design in these areas, including antimicrobial surface preparation . Additionally, due to its high voltage and frequency, EL lighting is often not permitted in medical technology, while H + K’s LED-based keypad lighting can be used freely. Like many of the technologies e2ip offers across its commercial repertoire, membrane switches and silicon keypads contain characteristically few components by design. This means added durability, portability and ease of integration into many applications.

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Hoffmann + Krippner has developed membrane switches with double contact functions specifically for such requirements. For example, the first switching level is activated at a pressure of around 7N, and the second level at about 13N. Fiber optic lamps are an effective method to achieve more uniform back lighting across a broader area of the membrane switch keypad. With fiber optic back lighting, light from a light source, normally an LED, is evenly distributed under the graphics by use of very thin plastic fibers.

Membrane switches and keypads are found everywhere, and are well known for offering an incredibly smooth user interface and experience. This comes from a combination of intuitive surface layout design and optimization of individual keys or buttons for sharp tactile feedback. The visible top layer of a membrane switch is the graphic overlay, with printed circuitry underneath the overlay. The circuitry can also incorporate different layers such as polyester , polyimide , andrigid PCB layers. Activation of a switch occurs when a printed shorting pad or metal dome makes tương tác with the bottom circuit layer thus, closing the circuit.

Impress your customers by adding a graphic overlay or decorative applique to your human user interface. We can manufacture the membrane switch and graphic overlay combination, making your product user ready. Allow your membrane switches to withstand repetitive use and exposure to cleaning chemicals by adding a hard- coated anti-microbial film that incorporates Microban®. FPC circuits cost more than PET circuits because the former uses a lot of copper. The growing demand for copper drives the continuous increase of its price. Furthermore, the extent of difference in cost between the two circuits varies according to the surface area of the membrane switch.