SSI Membrane Switch Technology: Stronger Than Ever
SSI Electronics began designing and manufacturing membrane switches over 30 years ago. Despite advances in other technologies, membrane switches are still consistently utilized as critical user interfaces for a plethora of applications.
A key factor in membrane switch technology’s staying power is the ever-increasing robustness of this technology. Now, companies serving even the most rigorous of industries can count on proven membrane switch panel technology to provide a reliable, long-lasting reliable human-machine interface.
Contact SSI today for high performance membrane switches for your unique application.
Membrane Switches: The Basics
A membrane switch, also called a membrane keyboard or membrane keypad, is a momentary switching device comprised of a series of flexible layers of polymer films and adhesives.
The upper most layer of a membrane switch panel is typically called a graphic overlay, and is produced by printing on the second surface of clear polyester or polycarbonate film. Circuitry is created by screen printing conductive silver ink.
Tactile devices can easily be incorporated into the membrane switch to provide feedback to the operator that the switch has been activated. Other electronic components can be implemented, as well, such as discrete LEDs, backlighting sources, and connectors that make membrane switches easy to integrate into other systems or devices.
SSI’s Membrane Switch Options
SSI is one of few manufacturers that provides a line of stock membrane switches. SSI’s standard membrane keyboards are an easy and cost-effective way to take initial steps toward integrating membrane switch technology into your equipment.
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Download our membrane switch design guide for more information. Contact SSI to discuss membrane switch options for your application.