A rubber keypad is the best solution for applications that require low production cost and responsive switching solutions.  Rubber keypads are also an excellent solution for demanding environments.

Rubber keypads are compression-molded silicone rubber actuators with or without a conductor at the bottom of each key. A flexible printed circuit board, or PCB, provides the circuitry traces while the rubber keypad acts as the overlay and shorting pad.

MaxTech Circuit is unique in our ability to manufacture the rubber keypad, all graphic overlays, and the circuit boards at our factories.  We manage all production in-house believing higher quality is achieved with the reduction of component sourcing.

Rubber keypads offer an alternate look and feel to the more commonly used polyester or polycarbonate overlays.

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By selecting a rubber keypad made of silicone rubber, you gain an interface that is virtually weather resistant. These keypads are not easily affected by moisture, dust, vibration and shock, so they can be used in the harshest environments.

Ruggedization is not at the expense of your company’s brand identity as the rubber can be screen printed to your specifications.  No matter how complex your key shape requirement might be, MaxTech Circuit can manufacture your design because silicone rubber can be easily molded. Additionally, a rubber keypad is extremely safe owing to the fact that silicone rubber offers high electrical resistance.

Here are the types of rubber keypads offered by MaxTech Circuit:

• Silicone Molded

• Laser Etched

• Parylene or Polyurethane Coating

• Epoxy Coating

• Silver, Copper Flex & PCB Construction

• Embedded LEDs

• Fiber Optic Backlighting

• Electroluminescent Backlighting

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