LONG-LASTING KEYPADS WITH INDIVIDUAL OPTIONS

Our customised silicone-rubber keypads combine efficiency with a wealth of design options. Colour, Shore hardness of the material and surface coatings can be chosen at will. Plastic keycaps or illuminated key symbols are also options. We deliver silicone-rubber keypads as complete units with printed circuit boards or membrane switching packs, or with customised housing or housing fronts.

Silicone-rubber keypads, made from durable silicone rubber, are cost-effective keypad solutions. They include the following options:

  • Carbonised or gold-coated contacts
  • Choice of colour scheme
  • Illuminated key symbols with laser etching
  • Material with various Shore hardnesses
  • Complete units with printed circuit boards and housing

Surface coatings

  • Epoxy
  • PU coating
  • Additional coatings available as needed and on request

 

Contacts

  • Standard carbon pills
  • Optional: gold- or silver-coated contact pills (for lower contact resistance)

 

Keypad options

Keypad lighting

Printed circuit board with LED lighting in the key centre and additional light channel (increased brightness from the bundled light beam)

Printed circuit board with LED lighting in the key centre (transparent key material)

Printed circuit board with lateral LED lighting

Keycaps

Silicone rubber with snap-on keycaps

Silicone rubber with free-floating keycap

Laser engraving

You can find detailed information on the specifications of silicone-rubber keypads in the PDF document Elektrosil Silicone-Rubber Keypad Specifications.

 

Tactile response

A tactile response depends on the key shape chosen.

 

Service life

The mechanical service life of the keypad depends on the actuating force, Shore hardness, switching path and the key shape.

Higher actuating forces reduce the service life. The other parameters remain the same.

Keypad mounting options

Below are some options for the mechanical mounting of silicone-rubber keypads.

An additional special rubber seal between the keypad and the plastic covering offers especially good protection against environmental factors.

You can find detailed information on the specifications of silicone-rubber keypads in the PDF document Elektrosil Silicone-Rubber Keypad Specifications

 

Keypad Demo Kit

To better understand the options, we have designed a demo kit on which you can try out the various options; we will be more than happy to demonstrate it in person. You can find more information on the optical and technical details in the PDF document PDF Elektrosil Silikon-Rubber Keypad Demo Kit.

  • Creation of prototypes, pre-production series and small batches
  • Construction
  • Production of drawings
  • 3D measurements of individual parts
  • Durable digital printing
  • Protection classes up to IP68
  • Enhanced keypad finish using high-gloss coating
  • Automatic assembly e.g. LED and SMD
  • Mechanical Fujitsu keypad for front covers
  • Application of pressure resistances

Arkadius Thomanek

Product Manager Keypads

Tel: +49 40 84 00 01-36

Arkadius.Thomanek@elektrosil.com

OUR SILICONE-RUBBER KEYPAD SERVICES

We are there to provide assistance when installing your specific keypad. Design and production take commercial aspects into account. You won’t be waiting long for the first prototype. Thanks to long-term manufacturing partnerships, we can offer short production times. Complete solutions, some of which include injection-moulded casings, are also available.

KEYPAD SUCCESS STORIES

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ADDITIONAL KEYPAD SOLUTIONS

We build sector-specific keypads for industrial, automotive, medical and home appliance applications. We provide you with input devices that meet the highest of demands – using interdisciplinary engineering and deep market knowledge to create the perfect solution. We offer the following customised keypads: