It should come as no surprise that here at Sensigraphics, we are big fans of the membrane switch. Its diverse application potential and myriad of advantages make it an ideal solution for many interface applications. We recently came upon an article, featured below, from our friends at Membraneswitchnews.com that we felt was a perfect real world example that highlights some of the practical benefits of a membrane switch.
The following is a brief excerpt from their article titled, “Understanding the Value of a Membrane Switch”
“If you’re having trouble understanding how and why membrane switches are useful and important tools, consider this situation … One of your friends, whose personality is characterized by a combination of hyper excitability and limited spatial awareness, inadvertently knocks a plate of sticky snacks over onto your remote, which is on the floor … If your remote is composed of a plastic shell with a single switch membrane, you can simply wipe off the surface and resume watching the game. Membrane switches are composed of several layers of membranes that allow users to interact with the devices’ circuitry without the possibility of contaminating it. These devices are prized also because they can, in certain configurations, resist hazardous climatic conditions like moisture or dust accumulation, which means that some membrane switches are suitable for use outdoors. Imagine the implications for industry, where hazardous materials can frequently be in use. They also involve fewer moving parts than other kinds of keypads and switches, which means that they feature fewer things that can go wrong. For these reasons, membrane switches are very popular and important utilities.”
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