At Telamco we refer to the products we make as membrane switches. Another term that can be used to describe them is dome switch keyboard. The dome switch keyboard terminology references the tactile button actuation that takes place between the graphic overlay and the dome placed below the overlay.
When an engineer designs a control panel or related device they may reference the control buttons as a dome switch keyboard. When designing one of these keyboards the graphic overlay needs to be created with ease of use in mind. Make it intuitive for a user to know which buttons they need push to initiate actions. Contrasting colors, buttons shape and terms placed on the buttons can impact the ease of use. The graphic overlay is a one-piece covering with a curved button appearance.
Tactile Dome Button Designs
Deciding on appropriate button response for your dome switch keyboard is also important. If key actuation requires a tactile response, stainless steel domes, embossed polyester domes or tactile embossed graphics can be used to provide the contact ‘snap’ your design demands. Button actuation force can be varied depending on your needs. There are also times when an audible click is necessary, a tactile dome switch can help achieve that result.
Where Will You Find a Dome Switch Keyboard?
Telamco makes Dome Switch Keyboards or as we often call them, membrane switches, every day. Look around your environment and you’ll probably see one on the following type of products in action:
- Healthcare device
- Remote control
- Agriculture equipment
- Control panels
- Coffee Maker
- Heating/cooling controls
At Telamco we manufacture dome switch keyboards to be used on many different products. The quality and workmanship of all our products is 100% guaranteed.
“We’ve been buying product from Telamco for over 15 years. They have never let us down.”
– Henry, President/Owner, P&R Surge Systems, Inc.
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