Anatomy of Membrane Switches
Golden Valley Products is a custom manufacturing company based in Minnesota, but offers products and services nationally across the USA.
Is your company looking to invest in custom-made membrane switches for your manufacturing or production purposes? Membrane switches are utilized in many different industries in order to make all types of electronic devices and machinery. Here is some information to know about membrane switches as well as what the anatomy of a membrane switch is: Membrane Switches Boston MA
What Are Membrane Switches?
A membrane switch is an electrical switch that tuns an electrical circuit on or off. Membrane switches are used to communicate a user’s command to an electronic device in order to have the device perform a desired function. Circuit actuation is usually done by pressing a specific location on the user-interface, also known as a graphic overlay. Membrane switches and capacitive circuits are essential components of electronic devices and equipment, which is why they are in high-demand in many different industries.
Which Industries Can Membrane Switches Be Used For?
Since electronics and electrical equipment are used in many different types of industries, that means the need for membrane switches is widespread across various industries. Here are some of the industries that membrane switches are used in:
What’s the Anatomy of a Membrane Switch?
Before investing in membrane switches, oftentimes companies want to know more about the membrane switch manufacturing process as well as what all of the components and features of membrane switches are. Here is the anatomy of a membrane switch and the types of additional features we can add to them:
- Graphic Overlay
- Overlay adhesive/gasket
- ESD shielding layer (optional)
- Dome retainer and/or circuit spacer
- Surface mounted components (optional)
- Circuit layer
- Rear adhesive layer (with liner)
- Back panel
- Custom printed graphics and logos (Graphic Overlay portion)
- Custom shapes
- Multi-layer/sided construction through conductive vias
- Surface texture materials (Graphic Overlay portion)
- Embossing (Graphic Overlay portion)
- Actuation options (tactile metal dome, polydome, flat non-tactile, and capacitive options)
- Customizable connector styles
- Window lens coating (Graphic Overlay portion)
- Moisture and dust-resistant sealing
- LED/resistor embedding
- Options for EMI/ESD/RFI shielding
- Other options available for custom Membrane Switches upon request
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About Us: Custom Manufacturers Boston MA
Golden Valley Products, Inc. (GVP) is an internationally recognized custom manufacturer of membrane switches, conductive printing, graphic overlays, labels, pad printing, high end promotional printing and much more. Since our beginning in 1973, we have maintained personal working relationships with each of our valued customers. Our commitment to outstanding quality and service ensures that we provide our customers with the exact design for their application. Our in-house design team consisting of engineers and graphic artists have the knowledge, expertise, and skill to offer the best solution for each project at-hand.
Our Products & Services: Membrane Switches Boston MA
Printed Electronics | Membrane Switches | Medical Sensors | Membrane Potentiometers | Pressure Sensors | Flexible Heaters | Capacitive Circuits | Graphic Overlays | In-Mold Decorating (IMD) | In-Mold Electronics (IME) | Labels | 3D Formed Labels | Gaskets | Spacers | Insulators | Art and Engineering Services | Printing Services | Digital Printing | Screen Printing | Pad Printing | Industrial Cutting Services | Laser Cutting | Steel Rule Die Cutting | Waterjet Cutting | Laminating and Assembly Services | Embossing
Our Service Locations: Potentiometers Boston MA
GVP offers services and products nationally across the USA, including states like: