Rubber Keypad Membrane Switches

Rubber Keypad Membrane Switches

 

Silicone Rubber Keypads

Rubber Keypad membrane switches, or silicone rubber keypads, offer a completely different look and feel than traditional tactile membrane switches. These designs are durable, reliable, and provide superior tactile feedback combined with a longer switch travel.

Rubber Keypad Membrane Switches

A rubber membrane switch uses compression-molded silicone rubber with conductive carbon pills or with non-conductive rubber actuators. They have exceptional resistance to extreme temperatures and aging.

Rubber keypads are relatively inexpensive on a per piece basis, but require fairly expensive tooling, usually making them a design choice for higher volume projects.

Silicone rubber keypad switches have numerous features:

  • Work as a conductive shorting device for Silver Flex membrane switches, PCB membrane switches, and Copper Flex membrane switches
  • Can utilize carbon pills, non-conductive rubber actuators, or stainless steel tactile domes
  • More keypad travel and a completely different feel than traditional tactile membrane switches
  • Actuation forces and switch travel can be customized
  • Unusual keypad shapes and sizes can be used
  • Multiple colors can be achieved by flow molding the color during the compression molding process
  • Rubber keypad top graphics can be further customized by screenprinting
  • Rubber keypad switches can be spray coated for enhanced durability
  • Rubber membrane switches have excellent weatherability for outdoor use
  • Can be designed to seal the keypad assembly from moisture and contaminants
  • Silicone rubber is resistant to chemicals and moisture
  • Laser etching the rubber keypads can allow for backlighting individual keypads
  • Fiber Optic backlighting 
  • EL (Electroluminescent) backlighting

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Technigraphics has partnered with membrane switch manufacturer Pannam Imaging. Read more here.

 

 

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