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Membrane keyboards – a real classic

Durable, reliable and popular

Membrane keyboards are most frequently used for input elements in industrial settings in addition to stainless steel keyboards. The models are robust to resist adverse environmental effects and also meet high hygiene standards.

Vorteile der Technologie:

  • The even and sealed surface makes it simple to clean and disinfect

  • A robust surface
  • > 1 million keystrokes possible without any problems
  • Ideal protection against dust and water
  • High degree of resistance to wear
  • Easy-to-feel key feedback
  • Flat installation depth

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Popular fields of use

The many benefits of membrane keyboards make them a real all-rounder. The keyboards make a crucial contribution to preventing costly downtimes at the human-machine interface. Membrane keyboards can also be operated precisely and this reduces operating errors, even in the toughest settings. The keyboards have been a reliable technical standard item in industry for many decades. This includes the following sectors:
  • Engineering, plant and apparatus construction
  • Aerospace technology
  • The automobile industry
  • The food and drinks industry
  • The recycling industry
  • The metal industry

However, membrane keyboards are also extremely popular in the medical sector. The lack of grooves and notches between the keys means that it is impossible for impurities to settle there. This facilitates hygienic usage. All the models can also be cleaned quickly and simply without any problems.

A technical view of our range of products

Our range of ready-to-use membrane keyboards is one of the most extensive in the world.

Membrane keyboards with flat metal domes, ,

also known as flat input keyboards. The structure of the keyboard consists of the five following layers in this version (from inside to outside):

  1. A gold-plated PCB with integrated switching elements (the so-called metal domes)
  2. Distance spacers
  3. Fixing and protecting film
  4. Adhesive film
  5. Design film

Benefits:

  • A high degree of inherent stability
  • No risk of silver migration (silver conductive lacquer is often used for flexible membrane keyboards)
  • A long serviceable life through gold-to-gold contact
  • A precise pressure point through metal domes

Popular fields of application:

  • Machine and plant controls with a flat installation depth
  • Engineering, plant and apparatus construction

Membrane keyboards with tough short-stroke keys,

also known as short-stroke keyboards. The structure of the keyboard consists of the four following layers in this version (from inside to outside):

  1. PCB
  2. Front panel
  3. Adhesive film

  4. Design film

Benefits:

  • The solid front panel protects and stabilizes the unit
  • Particularly robust and durable
  • Outstanding tactile feedback
  • No risk of silver migration (silver conductive lacquer is often used for flexible membrane keyboards)

Popular fields of application:

  • Special engineering
  • Automation

  • General: industrial fields of application with high standards
  • The food and drinks industry
  • Information terminals

Type of usage and product size

The switching technology is not the only factor affecting which product you should select, but also the type of usage and the spatial conditions at the site. Our models here are distinguished by a very wide range of product sizes (including different operating elements) and also by the 

  • enclosure versions (stand-alone usage) 
  • installation versions (rear-sided bolt and 19-inch rack mounting) 
  • drawer models (19 inch).

Pimp your membrane keyboard

You do not need a completely individual operating solution, but the catalog product could be spruced up a little? It is also possible to adapt the product that you need in line with your ideas.
  • Changing the key table in line with the HDI standard (this enables different key functions)
  • Adding a customer logo
  • A modified keyboard layout (includes adding more symbols)
  • Handling all country layoutsn
  • Variable cable lengths
  • Special surface coatings available on request

Benefits of the range at a glance:

  • Rapid availability
  • A large range of models
  • Individual modifications
  • Private label production
  • Durable, reliable high-end quality

Pssst…highly recommended

Are you uncertain which membrane keyboard you should select? Our customers would recommend that you buy our Foil-covered keyboard with integrated touchpad. It is the bestseller in our portfolio of ready-to-use membrane keyboards.

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