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Membrane Keypads and Membrane Keyboard Manufacture

A Fascia Graphics® Membrane Keypad is custom designed and manufactured to meet the exact technical and ergonomic requirements for each customer’s specific needs. For any given market sector or application we are able to provide the perfect solution, giving our customers total freedom in design.

Our Membrane Keypads, also known as Membrane Keyboards or Membrane Switches, are renowned for providing absolute reliability even in the most hostile of operating environments. Fascia Graphics® use only the highest quality materials and latest production techniques at our UK based manufacturing facility.

From low cost prototypes to full production volumes Fascia Graphics® offers a consistently reliable product at competitive prices, with industry-leading customer service.

Features & Options for Membrane Keypads, Membrane Keyboards and Membrane Switches:

  • Wide variety of Polyester and Polycarbonate finishes
  • Materials suitable for extreme or harsh conditions
  • Chemical resistant materials
  • Anti-microbial materials
  • UV resistant materials
  • ATEX approved membrane keypads
  • IP54, IP65, IP67 rated – subject to Engineering approval
  • Tactile or non-tactile response keys
  • Embossing; rim, pillow, braille, dome or combination
  • LED’s can be integrated within the assembly
  • RFI/ESD/EMC shielding
  • Backlighting
  • Interchangeable legend and inserts
  • Integrated with flexible circuits or PCB technology
  • Can be mounted to Steel/Aluminium panels or ABS mouldings
  • UL Approved Membrane Switches, Membrane Keypads and Membrane Keyboards

Our Membrane Keypads, Membrane Keyboards and Membrane Switch products are renowned for providing absolute reliability even in the most hostile of operating environments. With a vast array of technical specifications available the perfect solution can always be offered by Fascia Graphics®.

Electrical Properties

Electrical Properties of Membrane Keypads, Membrane Keyboards and Membrane Switches:

  Metal Dome Tactile Non-Tactile Polydome
Contact bounce time <10ms <3ms <20ms
Typical closed switch loop resistance ≤ 100 Ω ≤ 100 Ω ≤ 100 Ω
Closed switch loop resistance ≤ 5 k Ω ≤ 5 kΩ ≤ 5k Ω
Insulation resistance      
With crossover ≥ 0,1M Ω ≥ 0,1M Ω ≥ 0,1 MΩ
Without crossover ≥ 10 MΩ ≥ 10 MΩ ≥ 10 MΩ
Operating voltage (switched) Min. 0.5V Max. 30V Min. 0.5V Max. 30V Min. 0.5V Max. 30V
Operating current (switched) ≤ 50mA  ≤ 50mA ≤ 50mA
Operating power (switched) Max. 1W Max. 1W Max. 1W

Environmental Properties

Environmental Properties of membrane keypads, membrane Keyboards and Membrane Switches:

  Metal Dome Tactile Non-Tactile Polydome Overlay
Storage temperature  -40◦C to 80◦C -40◦C to 80◦C -30◦C to 50◦C
Operating temperature  -20◦C to 70◦C -20◦C to 70◦C 0◦C to 40◦C 
Ingress protection   Can be sealed to IP67, subject to design  
UV resistance   UV resistant materials can be specified