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Membrane Switches by IP Tech

CUSTOM MEMBRANE SWITCH  MANUFACTURER

MEMBRANE SWITCHES

At IP Tech, we are a membrane switch manufacturer with industry specific capabilities in design, engineering and manufacturing of custom membrane switch panels and keypads. Our team being comprised of talent from industry leading companies, specializes in solving complex problems with robust solutions for the medical, industrial, military and consumer goods industries.

A membrane switch manufacturers example of a custom membrane switch with multiple tail exits screen printed by IP Tech in Mesa AZ.

WHAT IS A MEMBRANE SWITCH?

A membrane switch manufacturers exploded view of a membrane switch assembly by IP Tech in Mesa AZ.

A membrane switch is an electronic input device made up of multiple layers bonded together using pressure sensitive adhesives to create a completely sealed and ultra-thin profile human-to-machine interfacing solution. Usually with a graphic overlay or a rubber keypad as the top layer.

Because of their multi-layered construction, there are nearly endless options for appearance and function. With the ability to conform to nearly any shape with tight manufacturing tolerances make membrane switch panels a perfect solution across multiple industries.

TYPICAL MEMBRANE

SWITCH LAYER DESIGN

  1. Graphic Overlay

  2. Overlay Adhesive

  3. Top Circuit Layer

  4. Circuit Spacer

  5. Lower Circuit Layer

  6. Mounting Adhesive

  7. Optional Rigid Support Panel

FREE DESIGN GUIDE

USABILITY BENEFITS OF MEMBRANE SWITCHES

Membrane switches have many features and advantages over rigid PCB or other more complex constructions. Some of the environmental and design flexibility benefits include:

  • Ultra-thin Construction

  • Customizable Tactile Feedback

  • Completely Sealed Surface

  • Easy to Clean & Sterilize

  • Antimicrobial Graphic Overlay Options

  • Custom Tail/Connector Routing

  • EMI/RFI Shielding

  • Completely Customizable Graphics

A membrane switch manufacturers sub assembly of a membrane switch using snaptron domes assembled by IP Tech in Mesa AZ.

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A Dura Switch Rotor rotory dial switch built into a traditional membrane switch using snaptron domes assembled by IP Tech in Mesa AZ.

DESIGN FEATURES OF MEMBRANE SWITCH PANELS

In addition to the thin design and easy to incorporate nature of membrane switch interfaces— they also have numerous design options to make your product user interface more functional and more beautiful. Some of the design features that make membrane switches a popular user interface solution are:

  • Customizable Graphic Overlays

  • Multiple Tactile Response Options

  • Fiber Optic Backlighting

  • EL (Electroluminescent)Backlighting

  • Embedded LEDs & Components

  • EMF/RFI shielding Layers

  • Customizable Tail/Connector Shape/Path

  • Standard Connector Options

MEMBRANE SWITCH INDUSTRIES

Found in nearly all industries, membrane switches are flexible solutions for aerospace, automotive, medical, industrial, military and consumer goods.

Cockpit

AEROSPACE

Fingerprint Access

MILITARY

Blood pressure monitor

MEDICAL

Security Alarm

CONSUMER 

industry worker

INDUSTRIAL

Car Dashboard Screen

AUTOMOTIVE

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Decades of experience manufacturing custom solutions for membrane switches, keypads, graphic overlays, flexible circuits and human to machine interfaces.

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