Press Release Summary:
Custom membrane switch panels can be ergonomically designed and feature embossed graphics, integrated LEDs, selective solvent-resistant textures, colored window displays, custom sheet metal backers or enclosures, and ESD shielding. Able to be designed for specific environments, products are offered with stainless steel or polyester domes, with or without tactile feedback. Possible seal ratings include NEMA 4, IP65, and IP67.
Original Press Release:
APEM Offers Custom Membrane Switch Panels for The Medical Industry
Haverhill, MA - APEM Components, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high quality miniature and industrial switches, offers a wide range of innovative membrane switch panel capabilities. APEM utilizes the latest switch panel technologies and specializes in integrated switch panel assemblies. These membrane switch panels are ideal for a variety of applications including medical lasers, defibrillators, cardiac monitors and bedside controls. Panels can be ergonomically designed for ease of use.
APEM's dynamic membrane switch panels feature embossed graphics, integrated LED's, selective solvent resistant textures, colored window displays, custom sheet metal backers or enclosures and ESD shielding. These panels can be designed for specific environments including operating rooms, diagnostic centers and bedside use where sealing and durability are required.
APEM's highly knowledgeable Field Applications Engineering staff has extensive medical device experience which aid the design process. Additionally, APEM can integrate switches from its broad catalog offerings such as E-stops, key switches, toggles and pushbuttons with necessary wiring harnesses included.
Panels are typically designed with stainless steel domes for a durable tactile response but can also incorporate polyester domes or be supplied without tactile feedback. Mechanical switches can be integrated in the design to provide additional functionality. For most applications, a Nema-4 or IP65 seal can be achieved and, for more demanding applications, IP67 can be achieved. For flexible panels, a variety of interconnect technologies can be utilized to provide the best connection to suit the customer's packaging.
Since 1952, APEM has been a leader in the manufacturing of high quality miniature and industrial switches. Offering one of the broadest product lines on the market, APEM's switch line includes pushbuttons, rockers, slides, toggles, DIPs, rotaries, tacts, keylocks, pushwheels and snap-action switches. APEM also provides a wide range of industrial controls, membrane switches, panels, and keypads. For more information about APEM or its broad line of products, contact APEM Components, Inc., 63 Neck Road, P.O. Box 8288, Haverhill, MA 01835 at 978-372-1602 or visit the company's website at apem.com/gr.