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Xymox has been a recognized leader in the design and manufacturing of membrane switches since the technology was born in the late 1970’s. So, when our customers demand excellence for their application – whether it’s a custom build or a stock switch design – they know Xymox will deliver every time.

WHAT’S A MEMBRANE SWITCH?

Stock Membrane Switches


Ideal for for low volume production or for the prototype of a new membrane switch program, our line of stock membrane switches are available through a distribution network with no tooling or engineering design cost. Xymox stock membrane switches are normally open, momentary contact, push button type devices. Layers of insulating materials, conductive coatings and adhesives are combined to form a completely sealed switch, ideally suited for switching low energy logic signals. Xymox carries a variety of both tactile and non-tactile options.

Tactile Switches – Xymox tactile feedback metal dome stock products are ideally suited for use in most membrane switching applications where user feedback is a requirement. They are constructed with stainless steel domes located over each switch position, and the provided key spacing offers good finger placement and graphic design flexibility.

Non-Tactile Switches – All stock Xymox panels are constructed of flexible materials and designed for bonding to a rigid support surface. Connections are made through conductive tracks on a connecting tail, and there are various styles of tail terminations available.

Why use a Xymox stock switch?

  • Availability – Stocked locally through a worldwide network of Xymox distributors.
  • Economy – Stock switches (without face-plates) carry no art, plate or set-up charges.
  • Reliability – Proven through extensive testing and years of customer use.
  • Perpendicular tail – Prevents airborne contaminants and liquid splashes from entering your electronics cabinet at the edge of the switch.
  • Edge-abuttable – In some models, various, continuous spacing switch configurations can be made by placing any of the non-tailed sides of the switches edge-to-edge.
  • Variety of tail termination methods – Compatible with many connectors.
  • Matrix or common bus – Provides flexibility for your electronic design.
  • Compatible with custom faceplates – Custom appearance is achieved by mounting one or more switches behind the custom faceplate of your design.

In the Stock Membrane Switch catalog you will find design layouts, specs, and part numbers for anything from single-key layouts through 40-key layouts. Stock switches are available with metal domes or no dome layouts, and with or without a Berg connector.

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Custom Switch Design


At Xymox, we want every interaction between your customers and your products to be a great one. So, we take custom designs very seriously. A custom switch is our chance to help you hit a homerun every time your product steps to the plate.

Our engineers and support staff are friendly, dependable, and always ready to help you with recommendations on everything from budgeting to scheduling, from material choices to general product construction – everything it takes to ensure your custom design fits the exact needs of your application.

Customer Requirements

Custom switch design at Xymox is truly a collaborative experience. As our customer, you’ll play a critical role in the process as well! We’ll rely on your help to define the application and identify the key elements required in satisfying your end customers.

We encourage you to fill out our requirements form. It will serve as an aid in putting together the blueprint for your custom switch design. The information provided will help us in manufacturing a part that meets all of your specifications. In the document You will find:

  • General Requirements – any special quality requirements that you have related to FMEAs, PPAP’s, regulatory requirements, etc.
  • Faceplate Requirements – all of the details required for the top layer that carries all of the colors and defines the key nomenclature.
  • Electrical Requirements – all of the details required for the switch itself.
  • Tolerances – printing, diecutting, and assembly tolerances are noted.
CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS

Sample Blueprint

After the customer requirements form is completed, our design exerts can get to work. The following blueprint shows an example part with all of the details noted for the switch and faceplate. It’s typical of what a finished blueprint would look like for a custom membrane switch.

SAMPLE BLUEPRINT

Xymox solved a long standing switch issue. This issue had caused us many issues and lost customer confidence. Xymox was very responsive and supplied their expertise to help us resolve the problem.

— Customer since 1994