Does your design require a durable Silicon Rubber keypads?
Silicone Rubber Keypads can provide outstanding and reliable performance in rugged working conditions. Some products encounter water, dust, chemicals, vandalism or extreme temperatures. If this is a concern, then a Rubber Keypad works like a gasket to completely seal your device. In fact, while you gain all of the additional protection your HMI requires, you won’t need to sacrifice device functionality or appearance.
Providing an ideal operating solution
The RH Engineering Department can review your 3D CAD files and help you design the latest in rubber keypads. If you know your HMI design is for placement in an extreme working environment, we can help you. We produce many rugged silicone keypads for a variety of high exposure purposes. Indeed, our experience will help transform your product into a solution that will safely operate within the most severe and harsh working conditions.
A Robust Design
With a bold appearance and tactile response, your Rubber keypads can be designed to seal a specific section of your HMI, or completely sealed your product from the harmful influence of the outside world.
Tactile response in Silicon Rubber Keypad design
By adding this type of Silicon Rubber Keypad to your HMI, you provide very definite tactile feedback. This feedback may be necessary to your machine operators in noisy environments. Additionally, this feedback also helps users while wearing PPE. Gloves can reduce touch sensation, and headgear may offer limited sight. Over-printing the keys can provide a bold visual appearance while illuminating the keypad from behind with user-friendly backlighting is also a fantastic product option. Additionally, the design of rubber keypads can also be very flexible and can incorporate complex or irregular shapes. If you require a hard button for your keypad interface, switches can integrate these with the use of plastic moulded keytops.
How are Silicone Rubber Keypads constructed?
Silicone Rubber Keypads are made using compression moulding techniques and constructed with multiple colours and impressions. You mould the keys using translucent rubber to backlight a keypad, then spray or overprint the surface. Finally, the key is laser etched for detail and shape. Alternatively, injection moulded keycaps fit the rubber mat for constructing a hard button keypad. Adding, Metal or polyester dome arrays offers additional tactile feedback.
Solutions for different market sectors
Under the surface of a keypad, you will find delicate circuitry vulnerable to the external surroundings. Rubber keypads are often ideal for operating in market sectors where you experience difficult conditions.
- Industrial Workplaces
- Material Handling