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These keyboards can be used as computer keyboards, but they also have a number of other uses and styles depending on your application as they offer a few different advantages compared to traditional keyboards where the keys are separate parts. There are few disadvantages to membrane keyboards, as there is not a lot of tactile feedback which can mean that typing blind can be a challenge, still in certain applications this is a very minor issue and the advantageous far outweigh the disadvantages. Read More…

Membrane Keyboards Membrane Keyboards are keyboards which utilize a uniform keyboard where the keys are not separate, moving but parts but instead are pressure pads that actively electrical circuits underneath the membrane in order to fulfill the command.
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Eden Prairie, MN  |  800-806-6113

Our membrane switches are known for their high-quality and affordable prices. We work hard to find the precise parts that will work with your every need. It is our goal to create a relationship with you that is beneficial to both parties.

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ALUDEC USA $$$

Perry, NY  |  800-227-5718

JN White is an ISO 9001:2015 and ITAR-certified manufacturer of membrane switches, graphic overlays, and custom labels. We nimbly handle projects big and small and have the uncommon ability to translate what our customers need into high-quality, high-precision outcomes.

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JN White $$$

Watertown, CT  |  800-853-5617

ECI Technologies is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative membrane switches, graphic overlays and electronic interfaces. We can produce tactile and non-tactile switches and keypads, as well as add features such as backlighting and environmental protection. We also offer quick-turn prototype design and production. Since 1991, we have been serving industries such as industrial, medical, military, and avionics.

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ECI Technologies $$$

Cape Coral, FL  |  239-558-8810

Custom capacitive touch keypad and graphic overlay design service specializing in rapid prototypes. Superior to membrane switch, our sub surface touch and proximity sensor technology can communicate via USB, Serial, SPI, I2C and other custom communication protocols. With our rapid prototype service you can have a custom touch keypad, electronics and graphic overlay in 5 days or less!

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Rapid Keypads $$$

Mt. Dora, FL  |  352-383-8142

We are a membrane switch manufacturer who also produces product ID nameplates, graphic overlays, printed circuit boards and electronic assemblies. You can order nontactile and tactile switches or metal domes if you desire. Hallmark Nameplate has capabilities in electronic contract manufacturing also.

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Hallmark Nameplate, Inc. $$$
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A membrane keyboard is typically three different layers that are stacked on one another and work together in order to execute the proper command. The top and bottom layers are both membrane layers, and the middle layer is a spacer layer that has holes where each key is labeled on the top layer.

The electrical current is printed onto the bottom layer; this current is open which means that the parent device does not register a key press. Once a key is pressed, the top layer and bottom layer connect and the electrical circuit is closed, meaning that the key press is registered and the predetermined command is executed.

Membrane keyboards can be found in a number of different applications such as industrial controls, medical equipment, telephone systems, access control systems, and in many other industries. The reason that they are advantageous compared to traditional keyboards in these applications is that they are durable as they do not have many different moving parts, they are easy to clean, and they do not allow any outside particles to get in between the keys and prevent the keyboard from functioning properly.

Finding the right membrane keyboard manufacturer is the best way to get the product that you need for your application. Whether you need a standard QWERTY keyboard or instead desire something more custom for your application, the right membrane keyboard manufacturer is the key to getting the most value out of your membrane keyboard.

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