switch technology has become a reliable user interface
solution where environmental concerns or frequent cleaning
are an issue. The sealed nature of the technology coupled
with its reliability and ability to offer tremendous
aesthetic flexibility make it the solution of choice
for many industries.
"Sterling Advantage" Program
client has their own unique set of product development
parameters when a choice is made to utilize membrane
switch technology. Sterling's success lies in our ability
to provide prototyping services, rebate incentives and
annual pricing structures to accommodate each individual
customer's needs. The "Sterling Advantage"
Program is a direct benefit to our customers and is
recognized as an added value that can reduce costs as
well. Call today at 800- 373-1675 to see what benefits
we can offer.
membrane switch or touch panel is a momentary switch
device that makes direct contact and has at least one
contact that is on or is made of a flexible substrate.
Membrane switches, the cornerstone of Sterling's product
offerings, represents an economical, flexible, reliable
and effective option for your input device.
The Anatomy of a Membrane Switch
membrane switch can be constructed in many ways depending
on the features that will be required. This illustration
depicts the most common layers and materials used in
membrane switch construction. There are many options
available. Feel free to consult us with any questions
or unusual design requirements.
has the ability to incorporate a multitude of features
into your membrane switch in order to meet the performance
requirements and the value-added effect you desire:
- Metal Dome Tactile Membrane Switch
- Poly Dome Tactile Membrane Switch
- Embossed Keypads
- ESD, RFI and EMI Shielding
- Embedded Technologies
- Fiber Optic Backlighting
- Electroluminescent Backlighting
- PCB Integration
- Multiple Connector Options
- Fabricated Metal Subpanels
- 4 Color Process Screen Printing
- Crossthrough Technology (An environmentally safe
alternative to Cross Overs)
not only offers full design and manufacturing capabilities,
but we guarantee our customers will receive the most
cost effective pricing for both small and large volume
membrane switch purchases.
success of any membrane switch design is greatly enhanced
by the effective communication between the design engineers
and the membrane switch vendor. Both our on staff Electrical
Engineer and Senior Project Manager will work diligently
to cost effectively meet your design parameters and
provide solutions that add both value and profit to
membrane switch offers a low cost, reliable alternative
to mechanical switches. In comparison, a membrane switch
design creates a thinner, more attractive operational
device with both versatile and economical alternatives.
In addition, tooling costs are economical utilizing
a steel rule die or laser cutting process. Advise your
Sterling representative of any specific requirements
for your switch. There are design options that can address
your particular needs: Each membrane switch is 100%
tested before leaving our facility. Certification can
be provided with each delivery of switches.
Benefits of Membrane Switch Designs
Dome Tactile Membrane Switch
options include conventional light sources, electroluminescent
and abrasion resistant
field replacement and on-site servicing limitations
Sterling Design Support
you require support to design a membrane switch or you
simply need our advice on a current application, Sterling
is eager to apply its abundant design knowledge to provide
solutions. This experience and our attention to detail
ensure the products we design will exceed your expectations
in looks, performance and reliability.
Sterling Screen Printing, Inc. today at 800-373-1675.
We are anxious to be a partner in your success by adding
value and profit to one of your most important components
your customer's interface.