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Membrane Switches & Overlays



Image For those times when your product design requires something other than a knob for the use interface we have added Membrane Switches to our product line-up. Our experience with functional design and superior aesthetic quality is combined with the latest technology to assure that we can adhere to stringent cosmetic and reliability specifications.

Whether your design requires a basic switch or one with tactile feel and feedback we can meet your needs.

some of the features of the features of these switches include:

  • Life Expectancy up to 1,000,000 cycles.
  • Supporting file formats such as AutoCAD, Pro-E & Others.





  • Specifications  · Switch Specification  · Electric Specifications  · Graphic Specifications  · Lighting Specifications  · Enviromental Conditions  · Features  · Additional Information

    Specifications

    General Capabilities

    OEM|Custom Manufacturing

    Product Volume

    High Volume
    Prototype

    Short Run

    Industry Focus

    Automotive|Electrical|Electronics|Appliances|Medical|Decorative|Consumer Goods

    Products

    Nameplates|Flat type without tactile effect|Embossed key type with tactile effect|Embossed key with metal dome type|Finished with LED|Finished with silicone rubber keypad|Finished with flexible FPC|Finished with EL plate|Silicon rubber, touch panels, assembly and etc.


    Switch Specification

    Operating Force

    50 g
    400
    g

    Contact Travel

    0.1 mm
    1.5
    mm

    Terminal Type

    Edge Connectors
    Flat Connectors

    Pin Connectors

    Solder Tabs

    Thin Connector

    Actuator Type

    Metal Domes
    Polyester


    Electric Specifications

    Maximum Circuit Rating

    35VDC, 100 Miliamps, 1 Watt

    Contact Resistance1

    10 Ω
    500
    Ω

    Insulation Resistance

    100MΩ at 100V

    Dielectric Withstand

    250V Rms (50 - 60Hz per min.)

    Contact Bounce

    <5 ms

    Life Expectancy

    1,000,000 closures
    1 Varies from the trace length and material


    Graphic Specifications

    Graphic Materials

    Policarbonate
    Polyester

    Embossing

    Dome

    Finish

    Glossy
    Higloss

    Matte


    Lighting Specifications

    LED Indicator Color

    Blue
    Green

    Many others

    Red

    White

    Yellow


    Enviromental Conditions

    Operating Temperature Range

    -40 ºC
    80
    ºC

    Storage Temperature Range

    -40 ºC
    80
    ºC

    Humidity Range

    40oC, 90% - 95% for 240 hours

    Operating Environment

    Hermetically/Totaly Sealed
    UV Resistant

    Waterproof/Watertight/Washable

    Vibration

    20G's max. (10-20 Hz, Mil-Std-202, M204, Condition B)


    Features

    Common Switch Terms

    High Temperature
    Momentary Contact

    Multi-Circuit


    Additional Information

    Product and Process Development

    Design for Manufacturability begins with understanding your concept and continues through design, prototype and production phases of the project.

    Our Engineers fully understand the raw materials available to our industry. From the latest resin technology to tried and proven materials KI can suggest the best material for your part design, finish and performance requirements.

    Working closely with our Customers design team at the concept phase allows for the concurrent design of the part, the tool and the manufacturing process. This approach provides the best design solution for our customers while our Process Validation Procedure provides the strict attention to detail that ensures a successful product launch.

    Environmental Policy

    We know that being a World Class Supplier requires we be a good Corporate citizen and steward of the planet. KI is committed to providing our customers with products that are compliant with applicable environmental regulations. These regulations such as the European Standard RoHS calls for the elimination of the use of environmentally hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment placed in the market after July 1, 2006: All KI products are RoHS compliant.

    In addition to ensuring that the products we supply are safe for the consumer and the environment we make sure that our manufacturing processes are also. Our plating and painting systems meet all local Government Agency environmental requirements.

    Global Operations and Supply Chain Management

    KI's Global Manufacturing reach enables our Customers to expand their supply base into low cost countries. With nearly 40 years experience manufacturing products in Asia and delivering them to customers in the U.S. and Mexico, KI has the resources in place to manage the necessary supply chain options for customers in all markets around the globe.

    Quality Systems & Certifications

    A strong quality assurance program has been vital to KI's growth and success over the years. Our systems and procedures have been developed to insure that our products meet our customers demanding specifications.

    Our employees receive regular training in the latest systems and quality techniques. From basic Problem Solving techniques to PFMEA, DFMEA and Six Sigma tools this training serves as the cornerstone of our Continuous Improvement efforts. All employees are focused on providing the highest quality products and service for our customers.

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    KI's Quality Certifications:

    • Berkeley IL.: ISO 9001:2000
    • Taiwan: TS 16949
    • Queretaro MX: TS16949
    • China Facility: TS 16949

    Additional Services

    Assembly
    Engineering

    Finishing

    Inspection

    Mold Making

    Rapidprototyping


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