Silicone Rubber Keypads provide an excellent interface for OEM products. Silicone rubber keypads are manufactured from elastic silicone rubber compounds. Delivering resistant and tactile response, silicone rubber keypads should be a consideration for many product interface applications. Silicone rubber keypads can be integrated with membrane switches, flexible circuits or printed circuit boards and have exceptional resistance to extreme temperatures and aging.
Silicone Rubber Keypads can be backlit based upon the raw silicones ability to become a perfect light diffuser. By combining laser etching with LED backlighting in a range of colors it is possible to produce an interesting range of effects. A PU coating should be specified when a keypad icon is printed or laser etched to protect and enhance the life of the key icon.
Silicone Rubber Keypads are ideal for outdoor use in challenging environments. The keypads are capable of creating a seal when they have been compressed during the assembly process. The keypads can be sealed to comply with specific industry standards such as NEMA or IP66 for protection against elements such as liquids or dust.