Membrane switches are versatile and robust solutions commonly utilised in industries such as electronics, medical, catering, aerospace, and transportation.
They consist of a printed circuit on polyester film with multiple spacer layers, finished with a graphic overlay.
At Bex Design & Print, we have over 35 years of expertise in manufacturing membrane switches, offering comprehensive support from the early stages of material selection, to sampling and production runs.
Let’s explore some of the benefits that our membrane switches provide…
Customised graphics for clear functionality and visual appeal
Graphic overlays are made from a range of materials including polycarbonates and polyesters and can be printed with symbols, graphics or logos to identify button functionality or showcase company branding.
Whether you require symbols, logos, or intricate designs, our dedicated in-house studio team can assist in bringing your vision to life, ensuring that your membrane switches are not only functional but visually appealing as well.
Durability for demanding environments
The membrane switches we produce are extremely durable and guaranteed to keep working through millions of button presses, even while operating in extreme or hostile environments.
They provide resistance to heat, chemicals and UV, and even offer moisture ingress protection – meaning they can withstand exposure to water and other liquids.
All of our membrane switches are produced in our UK manufacturing facility using only the highest quality materials and latest production methods, ensuring they are built to last. We also carry out a 100% functionality test of all electronic components before shipping.
Improved user experience
Membrane switches can incorporate endless features designed to enhance the user experience. A well designed membrane switch should simplify the use of the equipment or remote control and a number of techniques can be used to achieve this.
Embossed buttons provide tactile feedback to the user, and ensure that the location of the button is immediately obvious. Integral LEDs allow users to press the right keys even in low-light conditions. Meanwhile incorporating braille into the design helps people who are blind or visually impaired to access the controls.
We have a wide range of tools at our disposal to ensure that your membrane switches not only look good, but are simple to use as well.
When compared to options such as touch screens, membrane switches provide a cost-effective alternative, without losing any functionality.
With the advantage of simple mechanical and electrical integration, membrane switches are a reliable, affordable solution.
Their durability means they will stand the test of time, meaning you won’t need to replace them any time soon either, making them even more cost-effective.
Unmatched expertise and seamless transition
At Bex, our extensive expertise allows us to support you from the early stages of product development, including material selection, all the way through sampling to production runs.
We understand that moving to a new membrane supplier can be a daunting prospect for many customers. To alleviate any concerns, we offer sample batches and colour matching services to ensure a seamless transition.
Our dedication to accuracy and precision means that we subject every membrane we manufacture to rigorous testing, ensuring uncompromised quality and reliability.
At Bex, we supply anything from membrane switch prototypes to high production volumes, all at competitive prices. Contact us to find out more.