MEMBRANE SWITCHES

Compact. Flexible. Engineered.

The demand for smaller electronic devices calls for smarter, more compact components. With over two decades of experience creating custom membrane switches and keypads, Tapecon has earned a reputation as the leader in the field.
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What is a membrane switch?

Made from a flexible substrate, a membrane switch is an electrical controller that turns a circuit on and off. This application combines a graphic overlay and electrical switches into one integrated unit.

Compared to a traditional manual switch, membrane switches are thinner and have fewer limitations. Because of their greater design flexibility, membrane switches are excellent for creating user-friendly, modern-looking control panels.

Uses for Membrane Switches

Membrane switches can be found in countless products in various industry applications. They can be used in any design that requires a compact, functional interface.

Consumer electronics

Improve the look and feel of remote controls, washing machines, air conditioners, and virtually any other consumer electronics product.

Medical equipment

Ensure simple and reliable operation of medical devices used in hospitals and in homes.

Industrial equipment

Rugged, water-resistant, and cost-efficient, membrane switches are in high demand for industrial applications.

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Expertise from start to finish

From design to testing to manufacturing, Tapecon provides insights and adds value to your project. Our talented designers and engineers work together to understand the full scope of your requirements, then use CAD and other advanced software to develop an intelligently designed solution.

When it comes time for production, you can count on our skilled personnel and ISO-certified facility to deliver industry-leading quality of your final application. We also offer custom inventory management solutions to ensure your membrane switch is readily available when you need them.

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Achieving the right feel

When designing and manufacturing a membrane switch, an important consideration is the keypad to create a comfortable, consistent experience for the user. At Tapecon, we can produce both tactile keypads that deliver a click when pushed, as well as non-tactile keypads that offer other feedback. We also offer textured coatings to accomplish a specific feel.

More Options, More Possibilities

Beyond the basic requirements of membrane switches, Tapecon offers an array of options and enhancements to create the ideal electrical components for your product design. We always enjoy pushing the envelope and developing novel solutions for our customers.

  • Racetrack/pillow/custom embossing
  • EL backlit panels
  • Elastomeric keypads
  • ESD, RFI, and EMI shielding
  • Hybrid PC board/switches
  • Modular/edge/pin connectors

Related Applications and Services

If your design calls for a membrane switch, you may also be interested in learning about other ways Tapecon can improve your product.

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To learn more about membrane switches, fill out this short form and a Tapecon representative will follow up with you as quickly as possible. As a fifth-generation family business, we pride ourselves on being trusted manufacturing partners for our clients, and we look forward to working with you.

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