Quality Rubber Keypads

Rubber Keypads

If you are looking for tailor-made membrane rubber keypads and or membrane switches for a wide array of industries, AGE Nameplate has you covered. Every membrane switch solution we offer is customized—irrespective of whether big or small quantities are involved. A high level of automation in production guarantees continuous high quality and allows us to compete with global manufacturers. We only deliver top-notch quality membrane switches designed in the United States at our own factory!

AGE Nameplate offers customer-specific Silicone Rubber and Polyurethane Elastomer Keypads in any color, with silk-screened or etched text and symbols, carbon-pill actuators, and epoxy coatings for rock-solid durability in industrial applications

We begin with your 3-D solid model and 2-D mechanical spec. The tooling and molding process typically produces first article samples in 4~5 weeks depending on complexity. Once the 1st articles are approved, we’ll have your production order ready in about 4 weeks. What could be more simple?

For water-tight applications, contact our sales engineers. We have the experience you need to help guide you through the design phase.

What is a Rubber Keypad?

A rubber keypad or silicone keypad is a type of keypad that is made of an elastomeric material, such as silicone or rubber. These keypads are commonly used in electronic devices and equipment, such as cell phones, calculators, and industrial control panels because they are durable, flexible, and resistant to wear and tear. Elastomer keypads can be designed to be flexible or rigid and can be made in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit the specific needs of the device or equipment they will be used in. They can also have various features, such as backlighting, embossing, or laser engraving on their surface.

Rubber keypads have several benefits, such as they are highly durable and resistant to wear and tear. They are designed to withstand heavy use and can last for many years. Many elastomer keypads are waterproof, making them suitable for use in damp or wet environments. Also, they provide tactile feedback when pressed, which allows users to feel the keys and ensure they are pressing the correct one.

Elastomer Keypads

Membrane switches are widely used in various applications, including consumer electronics, medical devices, industrial controls, and appliances. They are highly customizable and can be designed in different shapes and sizes and with different graphics and text to meet the application’s specific needs. They are also known for their durability, long-lasting performance, and resistance to dust, moisture, and other environmental factors. Membrane switches are often preferred over traditional mechanical switches because they are more reliable, have a longer lifespan, and are more cost-effective.

Elastomer keypads provide a great alternative feel and look to the standard user interfaces controls like polycarbonate or polyester graphic overlays, touch panels, and mechanical switching. Relatively cheap and very dependable, silicone keypads and controls offer amazing tactile feedback, long operational life in a broad spectrum of conditions, and remarkable design flexibility. On top of that, elastomer keypads are often compression molded parts utilized along with an underlying switching layer, which could be made as the complete cosmetic front panel assembly or as an element of the HMI construction. They could be co-molded and bonded to plastic housings or made to wrap around the switching assembly of the user interface to offer a sealed and water-tight solution.

Elastomer keypads also provide a high-profile, tactile feel with an underlying switch layer. Durable and reliable, AGE Nameplate’s elastomer keypads are a perfect option when 3D keys are required in high-moisture settings like military or marine environments. Our experienced and committed engineers can offer you excellent keypad solutions that provide the perfect look, cost, and feedback for your needs. We provide all our customers with the top-notch tactile response with bespoke tactile feedback with elastomer keypads, which could be tailored between 100g-300g of force.

 

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Custom Rubber Keypads

AGE Nameplate is a leader in the custom design and manufacturing of thousands of elastomer switches and custom silicone rubber keypads. Rubber keypads or elastomer switches are produced from silicone rubber properties, which are often processed from either compression or injection molding. Silicone rubber membrane switches utilize compression-molded silicone rubber with non-conductive rubber actuators or with conductive carbon pills. They have remarkable resistance to environmental factors and extreme temperatures, making them the perfect option for products exposed to harsh environmental conditions, chemicals, moisture, and more.

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Elastomer Rubber Switch Backlighting

It’s time you bring your product idea to life and make it “pop” with a beautiful backlit rubber keypad solution. When we talk about rubber keypad backlighting, AGE Nameplate has both the expertise and knowledge to use and take advantage of the molded silicone rubber properties that are a great conductor of light. We also use light piping technology and laser etching to effectively backlight rubber keypads to get the most out of the LEDs and to stop light bleeding or hot spots. We have designed and manufactured custom backlit keypad solutions for about every industry, including marine, medical, aerospace, military, and industrial industries.

Silicon Rubber Keypads

Rubber keypads enjoy the natural properties of silicone rubber to provide a very reliable and durable human-machine interface. Did you know that silicon rubber is a natural light diffuser, and thus keys can be easily backlit through LEDs? They also have amazing sealing properties, so the elastomeric keypad could double as a seal when it’s matched up with a suitable mechanical closing method. If you wish to get an estimate for a silicone rubber keypad for your next product, do not hesitate to call us and let us help bring your new device to life.

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