Designed for high-performance use in the harshest of environments, the ClickTouch™ membrane switch is a unique and versatile solution that cleverly combines smart form with reliable function. Discover why e2ip membrane switches are unlike any other.
ClickTouch™ custom membrane switches are characteristically ‘tactile’ in type and design. The e2ip switches contain a lower layer circuit adhesive with a thermoformed polyester overlay. The overlay uses what are called ‘v-grooves’ rather than the metal domes used as a standard in alternative membrane switches. Internal circuit layers are printed on polyester substrates with specialized silver, carbon, and insulation ink, with additional protection against oxidation and other types of damage.
These types of switches activate only when the tactile area is depressed, and ceases action as the depressed area is released. Even through gloves, clear tactile feedback is felt by the user, sometimes combined with light and/or sound feedback depending if those options are chosen.
Capacitive switches typically consist of a thin circuit board, the key component, that sits between a backing layer and some form of durable top overlay.
These technologies, while offering complete customization, all start with a simple design: layered circuits, spacers, and adhesives housed between a strong base and a protective, functional top interface layer.
A variation on the versatile, classic membrane switch option, non-tactile switches differ from tactile switches primarily in that they offer less tactile or haptic feedback to the user when pressed to activate.
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