Comprehensive Guide to Designing Silicone Rubber Keypads

Silicone rubber keyboards are complex input devices designed for a variety of electronic applications. It consists of a top button, usually made of plastic or silicone, and is supported by a silicone band. There is a conductive pill underneath the key that connects to the circuit board.

When the button is pressed, the silicone band deforms, causing the conductive pill to connect with the circuit board. This operation completes the circuit and transmits the corresponding command to the device. To ensure proper insulation when the key is released and the circuit is disconnected, there is an air channel between the conductive pill and the PCB, typically 1.5 to 2.0 mm in size.

Silicone rubber button features:

Tactile feedback system:

The silicone rubber keyboard is equipped with a tactile feedback system that ensures the user is aware when a key is pressed and the corresponding function is transmitted to the processor. This is accomplished via tiny metal hemispheres beneath each key, which flatten under pressure and provide a unique tactile feel.

Durability in harsh conditions:

Silicone rubber keyboards are made of silicone and are resistant to extreme temperatures and are known for their ability to withstand harsh working conditions. Its inherent durability can be further enhanced by applying a polyurethane coating, ensuring extended service life even in challenging environments.

Backlight capability:

The silicone rubber keyboard has backlight function and is suitable for various industries. This feature utilizes light sources such as LEDs, electroluminescent (EL) lamps, or fiber optic lighting systems to increase visibility in low-light environments, thereby enhancing user experience and usability. Our manufacturing capabilities are sufficient to perfectly implement and apply the backlight function of silicone rubber keyboards.

High resistance characteristics:

Made from silicone, these keyboards are highly resistant to moisture and harsh chemicals. This quality makes them ideal for applications in the chemical industry and healthcare environments where exposure to chemicals and moisture is common. This resistor ensures longevity and reliability in harsh environments.

Customization flexibility:

A major advantage of silicone keyboards is their versatility and customization capabilities. These keyboards can be molded into a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs to suit a variety of user preferences. Additionally, they can be produced in a variety of colors to suit specific branding or aesthetic requirements, providing flexibility and personalization options for different applications.

Overall, silicone rubber keyboards provide reliable and user-friendly input solutions for a variety of electronic devices and systems, combining durability, functionality and customization flexibility to meet the diverse needs of modern industry. Our company has been conducting in-depth research on silicone rubber keyboards for more than 15 years. Our rich experience will definitely provide you with accurate and suitable solutions.