• Membrane Keypads

    Membrane Keypads

Endless Design Options

We often think we’ve made every sort of membrane keypad imaginable but then a client comes along with a new set of requirements. From simple small non-tactile membrane switch panels to large, feature rich, membrane keyboards in complex assemblies, we can provide the solution required. The key factor in achieving a successful design is an early dialogue. The membrane keypad should be considered at the same time as the electronics and enclosure of a product, not late in the design process after these other elements are firmly established. Considering the membrane keypad design at an early stage can reduce the total cost of the product.

  • Early dialogue
  • Design support
  • Size restrictions
  • Manufacturability

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Switch Types

Membrane keypads can have non-tactile, metal dome tactile and polydome tactile keys or buttons. And a combination of different tactile effects and forces can be combined in one membrane keypad product. The same is true for embossing where membrane keypads can combine pillow, rim or dome embossing with flat non-embossed keys. Different sizes and shape of embossing can also be combined, even logos can be embossed.

  • Metal Dome - stainless, nickel, gold
  • Polydome Tactile - graphic circuit
  • Pillow Emboss - shapes, size
  • Operating Force
  • Switch size

Polly Dome
Rim Emboss
CALprod1
CALprod4
Polly Dome
Rim Emboss
CALprod1
CALprod4
 
  • PILLOW EMBOSS GRAPHIC

    PILLOW EMBOSS GRAPHIC

  • RIM EMBOSS GRAPHIC, SELECTIVE TEXTURE

    RIM EMBOSS GRAPHIC, SELECTIVE TEXTURE

  • PILLOW EMBOSS GRAPHIC, SELECTIVE TEXTURE

    PILLOW EMBOSS GRAPHIC, SELECTIVE TEXTURE

  • DOME EMBOSS TACTILE CIRCUIT LAYER

    DOME EMBOSS TACTILE CIRCUIT LAYER

  • METAL DOME TACTILE GOLD

    METAL DOME TACTILE GOLD

  • METAL DOME TACTILE & NON-TACTILE

    METAL DOME TACTILE & NON-TACTILE

  • RIM EMBOSS GRAPHIC

    RIM EMBOSS GRAPHIC

  • DOME EMBOSS GRAPHIC

    DOME EMBOSS GRAPHIC

  • PILLOW EMBOSS GRAPHIC

    PILLOW EMBOSS GRAPHIC

  • PILLOW EMBOSS GRAPHIC

    PILLOW EMBOSS GRAPHIC

  • DOME EMBOSS GRAPHIC

    DOME EMBOSS GRAPHIC

  • PILLOW EMBOSS GRAPHIC

    PILLOW EMBOSS GRAPHIC

  • PILLOW EMBOSS GRAPHIC

    PILLOW EMBOSS GRAPHIC

  • PILLOW EMBOSS GRAPHIC
  • RIM EMBOSS GRAPHIC, SELECTIVE TEXTURE
  • PILLOW EMBOSS GRAPHIC, SELECTIVE TEXTURE
  • DOME EMBOSS TACTILE CIRCUIT LAYER
  • METAL DOME TACTILE GOLD
  • METAL DOME TACTILE & NON-TACTILE
  • RIM EMBOSS GRAPHIC
  • DOME EMBOSS GRAPHIC
  • PILLOW EMBOSS GRAPHIC
  • PILLOW EMBOSS GRAPHIC
  • DOME EMBOSS GRAPHIC
  • PILLOW EMBOSS GRAPHIC
  • PILLOW EMBOSS GRAPHIC

Surface Finishes

UV cure surface textures and glosses can be applied to further enhance the appearance and functionality of membrane keypads. At its simplest this means being able to have a glass clear window on an otherwise textured membrane keypad but it also means other features such as buttons, logos or simply graphic patterns can be enhanced with selective textures. Gloss enhances clarity for displays while anti-glare and matte conceal fingerprints.In certain applications an anti-microbial finish may enhance product performance.

  • Visual Enhancement
  • Perceived Value
  • Gloss, Anti-glare, Matt, Brushed Steel
  • Patterns. Logos

 
  • SELECTIVE TEXTURE, DOME EMBOSS

    SELECTIVE TEXTURE, DOME EMBOSS

  • SELECTIVE TEXTURE, PILLOW EMBOSS

    SELECTIVE TEXTURE, PILLOW EMBOSS

  • TEXTURED MATERIAL, PILLOW EMBOSS

    TEXTURED MATERIAL, PILLOW EMBOSS

  • TEXTURED MATERIAL, DOME EMBOSS

    TEXTURED MATERIAL, DOME EMBOSS

  • SELECTIVE TEXTURE, PILLOW EMBOSS

    SELECTIVE TEXTURE, PILLOW EMBOSS

  • SELECTIVE TEXTURE, PILLOW EMBOSS

    SELECTIVE TEXTURE, PILLOW EMBOSS

  • SELECTIVE TEXTURE, PILLOW EMBOSS

    SELECTIVE TEXTURE, PILLOW EMBOSS

  • SELECTIVE TEXTURE, PILLOW EMBOSS

    SELECTIVE TEXTURE, PILLOW EMBOSS

  • SELECTIVE TEXTURE, PILLOW EMBOSS

    SELECTIVE TEXTURE, PILLOW EMBOSS

  • SELECTIVE TEXTURE, PILLOW EMBOSS

    SELECTIVE TEXTURE, PILLOW EMBOSS

  • SELECTIVE TEXTURE, FLAT NON EMBOSS

    SELECTIVE TEXTURE, FLAT NON EMBOSS

  • SELECTIVE TEXTURE, DOME EMBOSS

    SELECTIVE TEXTURE, DOME EMBOSS

  • SELECTIVE TEXTURE, TEXT

    SELECTIVE TEXTURE, TEXT

  • SELECTIVE TEXTURE, DOME EMBOSS
  • SELECTIVE TEXTURE, PILLOW EMBOSS
  • TEXTURED MATERIAL, PILLOW EMBOSS
  • TEXTURED MATERIAL, DOME EMBOSS
  • SELECTIVE TEXTURE, PILLOW EMBOSS
  • SELECTIVE TEXTURE, PILLOW EMBOSS
  • SELECTIVE TEXTURE, PILLOW EMBOSS
  • SELECTIVE TEXTURE, PILLOW EMBOSS
  • SELECTIVE TEXTURE, PILLOW EMBOSS
  • SELECTIVE TEXTURE, PILLOW EMBOSS
  • SELECTIVE TEXTURE, FLAT NON EMBOSS
  • SELECTIVE TEXTURE, DOME EMBOSS
  • SELECTIVE TEXTURE, TEXT

Graphic Printing

Until recently membrane keypad graphics were exclusively screen-printed in order to achieve the ink adhesion and flex life required of the product. This created a limit on what could be achieved visually. But now the design freedom offered by digital printing can be applied in membrane keypad manufacture and the opportunities to enhance the  perceived value of your product are almost limitless. Combining screen and digital printing offers the best of both worlds. While additionally, digital printing provides an environmental benefit through the elimination of solvents.

  • Screen Print
  • Digital Print
  • Hybrid Print
  • Colour Match

 
  • DIGITAL BACKGROUND IMAGE, DOME EMBOSS

    DIGITAL BACKGROUND IMAGE, DOME EMBOSS

  • SCREEN PRINT GRAPHIC, PILLOW EMBOSS

    SCREEN PRINT GRAPHIC, PILLOW EMBOSS

  • SCREEN PRINT BACKGROUND PATTERN, DOME EMBOSS

    SCREEN PRINT BACKGROUND PATTERN, DOME EMBOSS

  • DIGITAL PRINT BACKGROUND, PILLOW EMBOSS

    DIGITAL PRINT BACKGROUND, PILLOW EMBOSS

  • DIGITAL PRINT BACKGROUND, DOME EMBOSS

    DIGITAL PRINT BACKGROUND, DOME EMBOSS

  • DIGITAL PRINT BACKGROUND, DOME EMBOSS

    DIGITAL PRINT BACKGROUND, DOME EMBOSS

  • DIGITAL PRINT BACKGROUND, DOME EMBOSS

    DIGITAL PRINT BACKGROUND, DOME EMBOSS

  • DIGITAL PRINT BACKGROUND, DOME EMBOSS

    DIGITAL PRINT BACKGROUND, DOME EMBOSS

  • SCREEN PRINT METALLIC

    SCREEN PRINT METALLIC

  • SCREEN PRINT, DOME EMBOSS

    SCREEN PRINT, DOME EMBOSS

  • METALLIC & SELECTIVE TEXTURE

    METALLIC & SELECTIVE TEXTURE

  • DIGITAL BACKGROUND IMAGE, DOME EMBOSS
  • SCREEN PRINT GRAPHIC, PILLOW EMBOSS
  • SCREEN PRINT BACKGROUND PATTERN, DOME EMBOSS
  • DIGITAL PRINT BACKGROUND, PILLOW EMBOSS
  • DIGITAL PRINT BACKGROUND, DOME EMBOSS
  • DIGITAL PRINT BACKGROUND, DOME EMBOSS
  • DIGITAL PRINT BACKGROUND, DOME EMBOSS
  • DIGITAL PRINT BACKGROUND, DOME EMBOSS
  • SCREEN PRINT METALLIC
  • SCREEN PRINT, DOME EMBOSS
  • METALLIC & SELECTIVE TEXTURE

Circuitry

Using a membrane keypad can mean the switch circuit moves from the interior of the product to the outer surface. This may mean the switch circuit needs to be shielded. In the same way leds can be shifted from a PCB inside the device to the membrane keypad . This can allow the PCB to be significantly reduced in size which can result in a cost benefit. Other components can be treated in the same way where appropriate. Clients taking this approach have led to an increase in membrane keyboard complexity as more functionality is fitted into a given space.

  • I.P. Rating
  • Shielding
  • Integral Leds
  • Silver/Polyester Circuit
  • Copper/Polyimide circuit

 
  • METAL DOME TACTILE

    METAL DOME TACTILE

  • DOME EMBOSS TACTILE

    DOME EMBOSS TACTILE

  • SHIELDED DOME EMBOSS TACTILE

    SHIELDED DOME EMBOSS TACTILE

  • INTEGRAL LED

    INTEGRAL LED

  • CONDUCTIVE SILVER PRINT

    CONDUCTIVE SILVER PRINT

  • CARBON TAIL CONTACTS

    CARBON TAIL CONTACTS

  • METAL DOME TACTILE

    METAL DOME TACTILE

  • DOME EMBOSS TACTILE

    DOME EMBOSS TACTILE

  • SHIELDED NON-TACTILE

    SHIELDED NON-TACTILE

  • METAL DOME TACTILE
  • DOME EMBOSS TACTILE
  • SHIELDED DOME EMBOSS TACTILE
  • INTEGRAL LED
  • CONDUCTIVE SILVER PRINT
  • CARBON TAIL CONTACTS
  • METAL DOME TACTILE
  • DOME EMBOSS TACTILE
  • SHIELDED NON-TACTILE

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