Membrane Switches

CLICKTOUCH®

When you need a versatile, high-performance membrane switch solution for harsh environments, e2ip membrane switches unite smart form with reliable function.

Discover how our CLICKTOUCH® technology creates membrane switches that are unlike any other.

Advanced Membrane Switches for High Performance
Structure and Function

Characteristically ‘tactile’ in type and design, CLICKTOUCH® membrane switches are comprised of a lower layer circuit adhesive with a thermoformed polyester overlay material. In contrast to the previously established standard in alternative membrane switches – metal domes – the overlay uses ‘v-grooves’, a recent invention that elevates the functional capacities and durability of membrane switches. Internal circuit layers are printed on polyester substrates with specialized silver, carbon, and dielectric insulating ink, with additional protection against oxidation and other types of damage.

These types of switches activate only when the tactile area is depressed and deactivate immediately upon release. Our membrane switches provide clear tactile feedback, even through gloves. We also offer light and sound options for an added layer of feedback and information.

The Difference of Design

CLICKTOUCH® is an advanced membrane switch technology that offers a number of benefits over traditional mechanical switches and standard capacitive solutions. The unique proprietary design used by e2ip for CLICKTOUCH® developed in a way that minimizes the number of parts within a switch, enabling longer-lasting use, and enhancing user experience by improving tactile feedback through extended key travel.

CLICKTOUCH® switches are dust, dirt and water-tight, making them ideal for use in harsh environments. They can also be made chemical-resistant, making them ideal for use in industries ranging from healthcare solutions to the most demanding industrial settings. In addition, CLICKTOUCH® switches offer unique, tactile feel force sensors that provide feedback to the user and help to prevent accidental actuation. As a result, CLICKTOUCH® switches are a superior alternative to traditional membrane switches.

This type of membrane switch is well-suited to harsh environments where there may be heavy vibrations and loud operating sounds. It’s also particularly suitable where the switch surface or device may be frequently carried, or undergo a lot of movement in different directions or orientations – all in the course of normal use. The ability to provide adequate tactile feedback to the user while withstanding heavy industrial environmental stimuli is the tell-tale sign of a best-in-class membrane switch.

Building off our experience as a Smart Surface solution provider, and drawing lessons from creating advanced HMI modules with resistive and capacitive touchscreens, the e2ip team has found a new source of added value through robust membrane switches that provide enhanced user experiences.

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CLICKTOUCH® the Control

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Key Features​
  • High tactile feedback with precise click action
  • Long lasting: in-excess of 5 million actuations
  • Activation forces from soft to hard available
  • Wide range of key sizes and shapes available
  • Easy integration of backlighting such as LumiFilm™ (PDT) or fiber optic lamp
  • Multiple shielding options
  • Ideal for vibration-heavy applications
  • Long travel of up to 2 mm (0.079”)
  • Low contact bounce of < 10 mm (depending on key design)
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Industries

CLICKTOUCH® membrane switches are ideal for:

  • Medical services
  • Healthcare technologies
  • Industrial applications in rugged environments
  • Spa and wellness
  • White Goods
Applications
  • Household appliances – blenders, mixers, food processors
  • Medical devices – infusion pumps, vital sign monitors, hospital bed controls
  • Industrial controls – access control systems, production line controls, security systems
  • Fitness equipment – treadmills, elliptical machines, stair climbers
  • Telecommunications devices – handheld devices, computer peripherals
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