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End users need confidence that your product will work when needed. Applications where the interface is for critical operations the ruggedness of a rubber keypad can be a critical element. Industries, and applications, that benefit from the extra ruggedness include; medical, military, and industrial.
A product can endure 10,000,000 cycles or several years of repeated, hard, in NEMA 4x environments and will not fail. The increased life expectancy that comes with a rubber keypad design will leave a good impression for years to come.
It’s often tricky to laminate a keypad to a panel; however, with our value-added engineering services we an ensure that any next assembly process is plug and play. Any rubber keypad can come with a strong adhesive for bonding to countless materials.
Touch means different things to different people. There are many different human-machine interface options; membrane switches, capacitive touch, touch screens, rubber keypads. Rubber keypads offer a unique interaction with the end user and is a critical element when someone needs tactile response instantly.
Rubber keypads can be designed for rugged interface applications that have daily wash-downs or are submerged in water. This unique advantage makes them the prime choice for military, industrial, and medical applications.
Protective finishes can be applied to a rubber keypad to further improve the life expectancy of keypads, including protection from wear and tear or microbial damage.
A design can have countless color and font options applied through silk screening or back lighting technology. Protective coatings to enhance gloss, dull brightness and hide fingerprints can be added to make a product that stands out from the competition.