Membrane switches and keypads

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Locked-in pricing, 12-24 months
Manufactured in-house
On time deliveries

What are membrane switches?

Used in a range of industries including medical, defence, aerospace, industrial and transport, membrane switches are renowned for their durability, reliability and flexibility.

While mechanical switches are usually constructed with copper and plastic, membrane switches utilise a printed circuit on polyester film with multiple spacer layers, with a graphic overlay.

They can be used for keypads, control panels and remote controls for a range of applications.

Our membrane switches are produced to satisfy specific design requirements and can be manufactured to suit almost any size and shape.

Trusted membrane switch manufacturer

At Bex Design & Print, we have gained an enviable reputation as one of the leading membrane switch and keypad manufacturers in the UK. We have the skills and extensive experience to produce the many different types of membrane switches demanded by customers world-wide.

All membrane switches are produced in our UK manufacturing facility using only the highest quality materials and suppliers along with the latest production methods.

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 are designed and manufactured to meet specific customer requirements and provide a reliable, low-cost interface.

When compared to other switching systems, membrane switches have the advantage of simple mechanical and electrical integration along with lower cost development and tooling.

We can supply anything from low cost prototypes to high production volumes, all at competitive prices. Please contact our sales team who will be happy to discuss your individual requirements.

Overcome global manufacturing challenges with Bex

We’re seeing more and more manufacturers trust UK businesses to produce membrane switches – helping to simplify supply chains, keep costs down and reduce environmental impact.

Bringing your membrane switch supplier back from overseas to a UK based supplier with green credentials helps with sustainability efforts. At Bex, we control wastage by using pre-cut materials and have a 30KW solar panel array installed on the roof of our factory.

Overseas suppliers can mean longer lead times, and difficulties with sorting out any issues. Not to mention the rising prices of shipping and parts. At Bex, all of our products are thoroughly checked, both functionally and visually, before dispatch to customers, so you can rest assured that your components are up to scratch, meaning you won’t need to waste valuable time and energy on reworks.

We also keep materials in stock, helping to keep costs and lead times to a minimum. We are always at the end of the phone to respond to any queries or last minute requests, and our in house artwork studio is here to help with the design of complex circuit designs.

Automated assembly

We have invested in the latest fully automated ’pick and place’ technology which provides unsurpassed accuracy of manufacture.

Utilising this computer controlled technology means that membrane switches manufactured at Bex Design & Print can be assembled quickly and accurately enabling us to consistently guarantee fast turnarounds and on-time delivery.

Endless design features

Our membrane switches consist of printed graphical overlays and circuit layers sandwiched together, along with embedded components such as non-tactile, metal dome tactile or polydome tactile buttons, integral LEDs and RF shields, to create the finished product.

Design options and features that can be incorporated include:

  • Long-life and durability for harsh environments
  • Heat and chemical resistance
  • Moisture ingress protection
  • Embossed buttons
  • Electromagnetic shielding
  • Tactile and non-tactile materials
  • Embedded LEDs
  • Hidden-till-lit windows
  • Transparent or coloured windows
  • Bespoke printed overlays
  • Hard coat surface finishes
  • Selective surface textures
  • Braille
  • Circuit design
  • Male / Female connectors
  • Precision engineered panels (metal, acrylic and polycarbonate)
  • Solid, chrome and pearlescent inks
  • Satin and matt metallic finishes
  • Polyester (standard and UV resistant)
  • Custom matched colours

100% functionally tested

Once assembled, all the electronic components that we produce are 100% tested prior to shipping, ensuring complete customer satisfaction.

  • Number of impressions guarantee
  • Insulation and resistance control testing
  • Ink and materials guarantee
  • Ingress protections to different environments (IP rated)
  • ATEX approved
  • Rfi, ESD, EMC, shielding

Get in touch for more information or a quote on your membrane switches

Please fill out the form on the right if you are looking for a quote or would like more information on the types of membrane switches we manufacture.

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