A membrane switch is a user interface device that is made up of several layers and used as a switch to turn a device on or off. Unlike mechanical switches, which are generally constructed with copper and plastics, membrane switches are printed circuits on film.
How do Membrane Switches Work?
The design behind most membrane switches is simple: when an operator wants to use the device, a switch is pressed so that the system’s two poles make contact and close the circuit. When the switch is released, the poles are disconnected and the switch returns to its open state.
How are Membrane Switches Made?
The design and manufacturing process behind membrane switches is one GGI handles with much care and creativity. Membrane switches are made by printing a carbon or silver ink onto a polyester surface. A customized graphic overlay is then applied to the film. At GGI, we offer a wide range of graphic layer material, including polyester, antimicrobial polyester, polycarbonate, blends, and silicone. These pliable, durable materials are where “membrane” switches get their name.
Where are Membrane Switches Used?
Membrane switches are used in a number of applications, including in medical, aerospace, defense, industrial, and transport industries. They are often used for keypads, control panels in aircrafts, touch screen phones, and kidney dialysis machines—just to name a few.
Membrane switches are revered for their durability and flexibility, especially in high or low-temperature environments. They are also known for their reliability and high conductivity.
Types of Membrane Switches
There are two main types of membrane switches, each performing different functions on the circuit board:
Tactile. Tactile switches are designed to provide a response when pressed by an actuator or finger. An overlay over the switch has symbols or letters used to designate the function of each switch. Generally, these switches are designed using metal domes. When pressed, the metal dome pushes against a conductive footprint, causing an action to happen.
Non-tactile. This type of switch operates with the same concept of a tactile switch but does not elicit a tactile response. With the bottom of the overlay connecting to a conductive pad, non-tactile switches are self-contained units.
At GGI Solutions, we provide a variety of membrane switches for applications in medical, aerospace, defense, industrial, and transport industries. Our engineering and design teams are committed to providing you a durable, reliable, and eco-friendly product, guaranteed to improve efficiency within your business. Contact us today for more information about our products.
We offer pipe banding tape, directional flow arrow tape and arrow cards to help you create higher visibility and identify pipe content flow. These pipe marking tapes and cards are available in durable materials designed to withstand some of the harshest environments. They will also help you meet ASME (ANSI) color field size standards. Pipe banding tape is available in a range of sizes and materials designed for specific applications and a range of pipe diameters. Additionally, the directional arrow tape and cards are also available in a range of sizes so that you can properly identify content flow.
Arrow tape rolls
The flow direction of a pipe can be emphasized and clarified by using our professional arrow tapes for pipe marking. The arrow tapes are supplied on rolls and you can choose from various colors and sizes.
Are you curious about the possibilities for your specific project? Our specialists are pleased to assist you and help you find a solution.
We offer valve tags for every kind of application!
Our valve tags provide semi-permanent marking of critical information on piping and equipment
Our valve tags can be customized with text, QR and bar coding and distinct colors to convey specific information needed
We have a variety of valve tag fasteners and accessories for complete installation
We have MS-215 Max-Tek™ Valve Tags, Engraved Plastic Valve Tags, Brass Valve Tags, Stainless Steel Valve Tags, Anodized Aluminum Valve Tags, and MS-200 Valve Tags
Stock Valve Tags
Ready to ship Brass Valve Tags are available in nearly 30 different abbreviations as well as tags without an abbreviation. These Stamped Brass Valve Tags are stocked in 1-1/2″ dia. round brass, in sets of 25 consecutive numbers from 001 to 400.
Custom Valve Tags
Select from a number of durable materials and have your custom valve tags engraved, stamped, or laser etched. If you’d like personal assistance contact customer service at (714) 350-8008.
Valve Tag Accessories
Whether you’re looking to stamp your own blank valve tags or you’re interested in a tamper resistant method to attach tags, Moza Screen Printing offers a wide variety of valve tag accessories sure to meet your needs.
If you require items that are not displayed here, please contact Customer Service at (714) 350-8008.
Blank Vinyl Tags
Valve tags help relay important pipe content information, valve identification or operation information at the point of need. Some stock valve tag options, like our brass valve tags and energy source tags, are available with preset legends. All of our tags are available for customization or as blanks so you may stamp or print your own tag text or legends.
Banners are one of the most effective mediums for delivering your message; when placed in high-traffic areas, either at a trade event or even in front of your place of business, our expert printed banners can make hundreds of impressions on your potential customers!
All of our banners are fully customizable and can be used in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings
Printed on various weights of vinyl and complete with high-quality, fade resistant UV inks
You can expect our banners to last up to 3 years
All of our banners are printed to photo quality in full color, allowing you to recreate stunning designs, no matter how detailed or complex
Our standard banners are printed on the highest quality vinyl and they can be fully customized with your logos, text, images, and graphics, and are printed in full-color
Our mesh banners are designed to be weather resistant, and they are perfect for outdoor use
Mesh banners are made from tightly woven nylon plastic with small holes that allow wind to pass through without affecting the quality of your graphics
Our mesh banners can be printed up to 100ft tall, making them perfect for anyone looking to make big impressions
Poster Printing Poster Printing We offer the best service at the most competitive prices in town! Our range of posters are the perfect way of delivering your message to a local audience Whether you’re promoting concerts, trade shows, rallies, or a product launch, our posters are ideal for making impressions quickly and at a low cost […]