Membrane buttons, membrane switch
Membrane buttons or switches, are switch panels manufactured of thin plastic film using printing technology. They are used in applications with low voltage and current, and where the switch has to be reversible. Membrane switches is generally installed in control circuits. A membrane switch is reliable and easy to design to make it both visually and functionally suitable for the end product.
The switch can be manufactured to be directly integrated into the plastic film, or the connection can be via separate push-button. When using a separate push-button, the user gets the feeling that as he was using a mechanical push-button. Windows and screens can also be added on a membrane switch’s surface. It is also possible to add special effects by using embossing or molding. Membrane switches are splash proof and dustproof and therefore are protected against dust and other external factors that could damage the device.