Capabilities

Flexible Membrane Keypads

The Membrane Keyboard Company Ltd manufacture flexible Membrane Keyboards and Membrane Keypads. Each Membrane Keyboard and Membrane Keypad is specifically produced to suit application and environment whilst offering fully customised graphic overlays and fascias.

Key features

  • Customised.
  • Application defined overlay, adhesive and material systems.
  • Polyester graphic overlay with selective material finishes (fine, velvet, gloss, UV resistant, Soft Touch, Ingrained stainless steel effect, anti-microbial).
  • Polycarbonate graphic overlay with selective material finishes (UL / FR resistant).
  • Non tactile response.
  • Embossed tactile response (dome, rim, plateau, de-emboss, braille), metal dome tactile response or combination.
  • Printed selective textures and finishes (clear window, tinted window, anti glare, secret til lit, phosphorescent).
  • Polyester (PET) circuit for generic matrixes.
  • Kapton Flexi (FPC) circuit for complex matrixes.
  • Embedded LED and Surface Mount (SMT) components.
  • EMC / RFI Shielding.
  • Backlighting.
  • Insert able legends
  • IP rated.
  • Panel Mounted.
  • Box Built.

Key Markets

  • Medical
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Security
  • Access Control
  • Military
  • Marine
  • Instrumentation
  • Control Panels
  • Rail
  • Power Distribution

PCB Membrane Keyboards

The Membrane Keyboard Company Ltd manufacture PCB based membrane keyboards and membrane keypads which offer a rigid and robust interface with the option for multiple electronic components, connectors and mechanical fittings.

Key features

  • Customised.
  • Application defined overlay, adhesive and material systems.
  • Polyester graphic overlay with selective material finishes (fine, velvet, gloss, UV resistant, Soft Touch, Ingrained stainless steel effect, anti microbial).
  • Polycarbonate graphic overlay with selective material finishes (UL / FR resistant).
  • Printed selective textures and finishes (clear window, tinted window, anti glare, secret til lit phosphorescent).
  • Embossed tactile response (dome, rim, plateau, de-emboss, braille), metal dome tactile response or combination.
  • Tact / Hard / Push / Rotary Switches.
  • Increased circuit tracking options.
  • Surface mount (SMT) and conventionally assembled electronic components.
  • EMC / RFI shielding.
  • Backlighting by RGB LED light tiles.
  • Insertable legends.
  • IP rated.
  • Mechanical fixtures and fittings.
  • Panel Mounted.
  • Box Built.

Key Markets

  • Medical
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Security
  • Access Control
  • Military
  • Marine
  • Instrumentation
  • Control Panels
  • Rail
  • Power Distribution

Graphic Overlays & Labels

The Membrane Keyboard Company Ltd manufacture Graphic Overlays and Labels in high quality materials with bespoke designs for a unique and functional representation of your product in the field.

Key features

  • Customised.
  • Application defined overlay, adhesive and material systems.
  • Polyester graphic overlay with selective material finishes (fine, velvet, gloss, UV resistant, Soft Touch, Ingrained stainless steel effect, anti-microbial).
  • Polycarbonate graphic overlay with selective material finishes (UL / FR resistant).
  • Printed selective textures and finishes (clear window, tinted window, anti glare, secret til lit, phosphorescent).
  • Embossed tactile response (dome, rim, plateau, de-emboss, braille).
  • Screen print.
  • Digital print.
  • Panel Mounted.
  • Box Built.

Key Markets

  • Medical
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Security
  • Access Control
  • Military
  • Marine
  • Instrumentation
  • Control Panels
  • Rail
  • Power Distribution

Silicone Rubber Keypads

The Membrane Keyboard Company Ltd supply Silicone Rubber Keymats which offer embedded engineering properties to suit application and environment.

Silicone Rubber Keymats can be produced in a variety of colours and finishes which make them perfect for a wide range of markets.

Key features

  • Product specific shore hardness, key travel and operational force.
  • Range of colours achieved by base material or paint.
  • Embedded tactile response via Mylar, Rubber, metal domes or fitted dome array.
  • Laser etched for key location in backlit applications.
  • Screen printing
  • Plastic key tops to improve durability and life cycle.
  • Epoxy cured key tops for resilience between user and key.
  • Fitted Polyester Circuit (PET) or Flexible Printed Circuit (FPC).
  • Membrane, PCB or Panel mounted.
  • Box Built.

Key Markets

  • Medical
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Security
  • Access Control
  • Military
  • Marine
  • Instrumentation
  • Control Panels
  • Rail
  • Power Distribution

Backplates, Enclosures, Housings and Fabrication

The Membrane Keyboard Company Ltd supply custom Backplates, Housings and Enclosures which can be fitted with Membrane Keyboards and Membrane Keypads, Graphic Overlays and Labels or as a box build solution with assembled on board Electronics and Displays.

Key features

  • Customised.
  • Manufactured in a range of metals (stainless steel, aluminium) with selective custom finishes (powder coat, painted, anodised) and internal & mechanical fittings.
  • Manufactured in a range of plastics (ABS, Polycarbonate, Hi-Impact Plastic) with selective custom finishes (EMC/RFI screening, painted, screen printed, engraved) and internal & external mechanical fittings.
  • Supplied with assembled interface and on board electronics.
  • Custom packaging.

Key Markets

  • Medical
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Security
  • Access Control
  • Military
  • Marine
  • Instrumentation
  • Control Panels
  • Rail
  • Power Distribution

 

 

Touchscreen and Display Solutions

The Membrane Keyboard Company Ltd supply custom and catalogue displays as a stand alone item or as part of a box build solution.

Working closely with leading manufacturers and with in house technical expertise we can recommend the most suitable display for your application.

Graphic and Touchscreen HMI Solutions

  • Capacitive Touchscreens.
  • Resistive Touchscreens.

LCD, OLED and TFT Displays

  • Passive Glass LCD Panels (catalogue range or custom design).
  • Character and Graphic LCD modules (catalogue range or custom design).
  • Twisted Nematic (TN). Super Twisted Nematic (STN) High contrast, wide angle view and range of backlight colours. Film Twisted Nematic (FTN) – Black and white STN with high contrast ration for large graphic displays.

Key Markets

  • Medical
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Security
  • Access Control
  • Military
  • Marine
  • Instrumentation
  • Control Panels
  • Rail
  • Power Distribution

Project Management & Electro-Mechanical Assembly

The Membrane Keyboard Company offers a design and assembly service which can take your product from concept through to volume manufacture.

We provide a single source solution which sets us apart from our competitors and provides our customers with a single cost centre.

Key Features

Project Management

  • New product development.
  • Existing product replication or innovation.
  • Electronic and Mechanical design.
  • Drawing creation.
  • BOM development.
  • Supply Chain Management.
  • Prototypes and samples.
  • Certification and approvals.
  • Production manufacture (spot buy, scheduled, call off, Kanban, E-Ban and stock holding).

Electronic Manufacture and Box Build Assembly

  • Full of part turnkey assembly.
  • Surface Mount and conventional electronic assembly.
  • Mechanical Assembly.
  • Panel build.
  • Box build.
  • Supply Chain Management.
  • Functional test.
  • Inspection.
  • Packaging.
  • Logistics.

Key Markets

  • Medical
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Security
  • Access Control
  • Military
  • Marine
  • Instrumentation
  • Control Panels
  • Rail
  • Power Distribution

ElectroniCase

The Membrane Keyboard Company Ltd are UK agents for French custom Housing and Enclosure manufacturer LTP Group.

LTP’s latest innovation, ElectroniCase, allows you to design and order
your own product to your own specification via www.electronicase.co.uk .

Design concepts defined by application, environment or construction which can be customised to match your exact requirements and shipped in as little as 5 working days.

No tooling charges, low set up costs and no minimum order quantities make Electronicase an ideal solution for R&D exercises, NPI and low to medium production runs.

Additional features such as EMC/RFI shielding, mechanical fixtures & fittings, screen printing and engraving are available.

For more complex designs LTP offer a mainline manufacturing service with a focus on minimal set up charges but dealing with more demanding projects.

Click to download the latest LTP UK Brochure or visit www.ltp-group.co.uk to find out more

MKC can assemble your interface, onboard electronics and provide a ready to use unit as part of our Project Management and Electro-Mechanical Assembly service range. Read more about how we can offer you a part or full turnkey service in our Capabilities section.

If you need any more information our Sales Team would be delighted to discuss your project requirements.

Contact us on +44(0)1329 281 091 or e-mail sales@membrane-keyboards.com

Key Markets

  • Medical
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Security
  • Access Control
  • Military
  • Marine
  • Instrumentation
  • Control Panels
  • Rail
  • Power Distribution