Working with an experienced team on a classic technology means the possibilities are endless. e2ip has spent three decades finessing membrane and silicon keypad technology - the core of its business - with thousands of units fully designed and produced in-house. The key takeaway from these years of experience is that while it will suffice as an entry-level solution, one should not mistake this technology as something to be overlooked, particularly when configured in assembly with additional innovative technologies. This means that your finished custom solution will always be functional and flexible, with the signature e2ip guarantee of quality and reliability.
These kinds of switches and keypads are found everywhere and are renowned for offering an incredibly smooth user experience. This comes from a combination of intuitive surface layout design and optimization of individual keys or buttons for sharp tactile feedback. It is this travel and actuation response sensation, or tactile feedback, that distinguishes these types of membrane switches from their alternative, non-tactile keypads.
They can also be designed to visually disappear into their housings (dead-front effect) for visual appeal and seamless surface integration, while still offering clear and accessible functionality to the user.
Like many of the technologies e2ip offers across its commercial repertoire, membrane switches and silicon keypads contain characteristically few components by design. This means added durability, portability and ease of integration into many applications. It also means these types of units can be easy to clean, simple to maintain, and particularly suitable where hygiene is a critical factor.
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.
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.
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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