Custom membrane switches

The main advantage of a membrane switch (aside from its durability) is the incredible range of options available to personalize your interface. No matter what you have in mind, our experts can design a keypad that will offer the best possible experience for your users.

When designing your custom membrane switch panel, here are some things to consider:

  • he desired quantity
  • The type of connector required
  • The number of keys and their purpose
  • The addition of LEDs or another lighting source
  • The need for visual feedback
  • The graphic elements to include
  • The style of your graphic overlay

Questions to ask when designing the perfect custom membrane switch

Where will it be used?

In a factory, in a cardiology room, in a kitchen, near a heat source, in a cold room… the environment where your machine operates will have a significant influence on your membrane switch’s design. It may need to be waterproof, resistant to corrosive cleaning products, or able to withstand extreme temperatures.

Who will be using your membrane keypad?

Your users’ state of mind, technological literacy, and the device’s general purpose will all need to be considered when creating your custom membrane switch. The icons that describe the function of each key must be designed in a way that is easy for the user to understand.

What type of user experience do you want to provide?

You can customize a number of details to create a flat membrane switch that suits your product: the graphic overlay’s material, the design of the keys, and unique accents  like metallic or thermochromic ink, LED lights, display screens, and embossing. Technological, refined, efficient, or playful: it’s up to you to choose the design that suits your needs.


What are your desired dimensions?

Think about how much space is available to incorporate a human-machine interface (HMI) into your machine. Luckily, membrane switches are flexible enough to adapt to nearly any surface, even curved ones! Therefore, size should not be a restricting factor when designing your keypad – just make sure to choose keys that are adapted to their purpose and the machine’s end users.

The sky’s the limit for personalization!

  • Backlighting

    Add another dimension to your membrane switch with LEDs or fiber optics.

  • Electroluminescent panel

    The gold standard in lighting: perfect distribution!

  • Support plate

    Integrate a rigid plate behind your keyboard using aluminum, polycarbonate, or acrylic.

  • Flexible circuits

    The flexibility of printed circuits means they can be installed on a curved surface.

  • Graphic overlay finishes

    Anything is possible: glossy, anti-reflective, textured, mirror effect, metallic effect, faux stainless steel…

  • Design materials

    For interior or exterior use. Do you require antimicrobial materials?

  • Manufacturing options

    Take your pick: colours, raised embossed keys, thermochromic or photochromic inks, etc.

  • Connector options

    Adapted according to your product: male connector, female connector, soldered, or ZIF.

  • Circuit protection

    We are able to ingrate ESD, EMI, and RFI protection.

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